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The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery |
Author: Melusine Draco
Publisher: Moon Books John Hunt Publishing
Category: Magic and Mystery Level: All
“Melusine Draco, as her name suggests, has long been plugged into the powerful currents of traditional witchcraft and ritual magic. She is one of the real ones. Her provocative writing will show you how to move between the inner and outer worlds. Follow along behind her if you dare ...” Alan Richardson, author of Priestess and The Old Sod, biographies of Dion Fortune and W G Gray.
"I admit that I don’t normally ‘read’ dictionaries, but this one by Mélusine Draco really is as gripping as any thriller. The proverbial page-turner, with its tantalising introduction and often startling entries. Every fiction or non-fiction writer should give this wonderful reference book space on their desks, not only to show what lies beneath our present day, so-called ‘civilisations, ’ but also as a conduit to what may well lie beyond. To step from their comfort zones and give their work ambition, fresh interest. A need to take the reader on more unusual journeys.
I am convinced of a growing fascination with alternative spiritualities. Of other ways of living life and of dying. Melusine Draco, delivers her expert and painstaking research into all this in such a way that will surely ignite further enthusiasm. She takes us from the Argentinium Astrum - the Order of the Great White Brotherhood (Adepts) founded by Aleister Crowley; the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance; Alphitomancy - which will make you look at barley bread in a new light - to the Field of Reeds and Dead Man’s Teeth, to Sea Witches and beyond.
I found myself making excited notes on Podomancy, Cramp Rings and the Angel of Death – and already wondering where these different springboards could lead.
Within the dictionary format, the work is helpfully constructed into sections, ie; Black Magic, White Magic, while references for further research are relevant and not too copious.
In a crowded marketplace where the ups and downs in publishing are ever more pronounced, I’m convinced this amazing volume will stir the writer’s imagination and help to get their work noticed. Unique and memorable.”
Author of Cloven, Wringland and Cold Remains
Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic. With over 3000 entries, The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is the ultimate guide to the weird and wonderful, magical and mysterious, and includes an A-Z of mini-features …
The Ancestors in Traditional Witchcraft : Black Magic, White Magic : Charms and Spells : Discarnate Entities & Extraterrestrial Intelligences : Earth Mysteries : Folk-medicine: Natures’s Medicine Chest : Gemstones & Crystals : Harvest Home : Isles of the Blessed : Julian: the first pagan martyr : Karma & Reincarnation : Liber Ægyptius : Magic: What is it? : Natural Tides : Old Craft : The Power of Mythos: Qabalah : Roman Influence : Seasonal Observances : Thelema : Underworld and Otherworld : Psychic Vampires : Words or Names of Power : X-Factor : Yesod: Temple of the Moon : The Egyptian Zodiac.
Author's Notes: Melusine Draco originally trained in the magical arts of traditional British Old Craft with Bob and Meriem Clay-Egerton, and is the author of the 'Traditional Witchcraft' series, also published by Moon Books.
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