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Parish-pump witchcraft, Wise-woman and Cunning Ways|
The Secret People
Author: Melusine Draco [a Witchvox Sponsor]
Publisher: Moon Books
Category: Witchcraft Level: All
Much of what passes for ‘witchcraft’ today was everyday knowledge to our forebears, especially those who lived and worked in the countryside. Here were to be found practical household hints, remedies and family recipes that had been handed down from generation to generation, some still existing in the form of treasured journals and notebooks. There is, however, nothing fanciful or far-fetched about this information - in fact, The Secret People is a remembrance of times past and a
preservation of ‘parish-pump witchcraft, wise woman and cunning ways’ adapted for use in the 21st century. It may also go a long way in helping those present generation pagans in search of an identity and answer the questions: Who am I? What am I?
The Secret People is all about the kind of practical folklore our grandmothers and great grandmothers would have used in their daily lives when planting a cottage garden, foraging for herbs in the hedgerows, treating family ailments and making the most of what was around the house. It is also about the secret folklore they would have known, from love charms and fortune-telling to protection spells and magical cures. The book is both really useful and a delight to read. Mélusine said that it would take me on a trip down memory lane, and it certainly did. Lucya Starza, author of Pagan Portals: Candle Magic and witch
I’ve so looked forward to this book. It high time our old ways came to light again so that we can all remember and use them. Draco writes in a style that is easy to read and her knowledge of the old ways is enormous. Anyone who wants to get back into the old customs and traditions of Britain will find this book a source to be treasured.
Elen Sentier, author of Shaman Pathways: Elen of the Ways, shaman and wise woman
A fascinating read bringing together the history of all the wise women, men and cunning-folk that came before us creating the folklore that we know and draw from today. Reminding us that a lot of what we practise now stems from a time long forgotten, from the home to the fields and all the interesting folk you meet on the way.
Rachel Patterson, author of A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food and witch
Author's Notes: Mélusine Draco is an Initiate of traditional British Old Craft and the Khemetic Mysteries. Her highly individualistic teaching methods and writing draw on historical sources supported by academic texts and current archaeological findings; endorsing Crowley’s view that magic (k) is an amalgam of science and art, and that magic is the outer route to the inner Mysteries. Author of several titles currently published with John Hunt Publishing including the best-selling six-part Traditional Witchcraft series; two titles on power animals – Aubry’s Dog and Black Horse, White Horse; By Spellbook & Candle; The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery published by Moon Books; Magic Crystals Sacred Stones and The Atum-Re Revival published by Axis Mundi Books. Her esoteric novels, House of Strange Gods and Realm of Shadow are available in both paperback and e-book formats – all books are available on Amazon.
Where To Buy: Amazon
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