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Powerful Factual Research on Welsh/ Forest of Dean Border Land Witchcraft & Cunning Folk Customs of Magic and Rites|
The Witches Ways in the Welsh Borders:Ethnography of Contemporary & Customs of Cunning Folk Magic
Author: Tamzin Powell
Publisher: Airheart Publishing @ Create Space.
Category: Society, Politics & Philosophy > Social Level: Advanced
Local cunning folk and witches as practitioners of traditional magic, healing, ritualistic ceremonies and customs have been part of the Welsh Borderlands around the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean for many centuries and their ways have often come down from the ancient past. This book will take you on a journey where the greenwood, spirituality, ritualised practices, lifestyle and folklore will all come together to form the basis of an anthropological look at the cunning-folk ways, an ancient and contemporary analysis of Witchcraft with new historical evidence, and contemporary interviews with practitioners of magic.
It is about pagans and the continuity of a cunning practice in the author’s locale, one which is still practiced today. The author discovered new evidence suggesting that local cunning folk engage with ancient practices of Celtic deity worship involving an early British Goddess and her consort. The term ‘Wiccan’ (with two C’s) , often used to describe ‘most’ witch practitioners today, has been misunderstood for years and is expressly distinct from contemporary cunning folk and witches who are of a ‘Wican' (with one C) tradition. The nature of this surprising distinction is discussed and evaluated.
This book conveys the history of practitioners of Magic and Witchcraft in the borderlands of England and Wales (Albion and Cymru) from as far back as the fourteenth century. It is the first contemporary academic study ever done on cunning folk living in this locale. Most primary written evidence of witchcraft has been handed down from nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers. However, one rarely known writer, Margaret Eyre, who lived in the Wye Valley in the nineteenth century, made unique records of interviews identifying ancestral, familial, and local attachments to cunning folk. Much of this information did not come to light and was therefore never acknowledged by writers until this author discovered some rare archives of The Folklore Society. Little is known of Eyre’s role in The Folklore Society but she was the key to unlocking the secret occult history of this area and uncovering its continuous local tradition of witchcraft.
Author's Notes: #wicapioneer
‘The Witches Way in the Welsh Borders’ is the culmination of 14 years of research by Monmouthshire based academic anthropologist and writer, Tamzin Powell. Originally inspired by the little known Edwardian folklorist, Margaret Eyre, who lived in St Briavels on the edge of the Forest of Dean, the book explores witchcraft through customs, rituals and rites; and includes contemporary ethnographic data of practitioners within the area. Tamzin Powell has produced a work of national historic importance within its field. Having fully immersed herself within her research exploring the cunning folk ways as the basis of an anthropological field study, she has found herself on a journey of enlightenment from pioneer to practitioner; discovering new evidence suggesting a distinct difference between Wicca (practised by ‘most’ contemporary witches) and Wica (with one ‘C’) which has a deeper, ancient continuity. This book explores this often controversial subject and comes to some rather surprising conclusions; in many ways, redefining the origins of witchcraft as we know it. - For further information please contact Airheart Publishing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where To Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Witches-Ways-Welsh-Borders-Contemporary/dp/1544091273/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506979693&sr=1-1&keywords=Tamzin+Powell
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