By Cunning and Craft

Whether readers are facing the blank pages of their first drafts or struggling to revise completed drafts, this book provides them with the guidance they need to finish their novels and pursue publication.

Author: Peter Selgin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0985849533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Whether readers are facing the blank pages of their first drafts or struggling to revise completed drafts, this book provides them with the guidance they need to finish their novels and pursue publication. Author and writing instructor Peter Selgin combines informative lessons on mastering the 10 core elements of fiction writing with examples from a diverse array of published fictional bestsellers to show readers how to learn from the masters while simultaneously encouraging them to trust in their own instincts. Selgin covers every aspect of novel writing including inspiration, character development, point of view, structure and plot, theme and premise, dialogue, description, scenes, summary, flashback, voice and style, and revision. Destined to become an essential novelists handbook, By Cunning & Craft shows fiction writers of all skill levels and genres how to combine the instinctive process of creation with sound technical ingenuity.

Popular Magic Cunning folk in English History

Local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued service to the community, cunning-folk were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers.

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847250360

Category: History

Page: 246

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Local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued service to the community, cunning-folk were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems. In a world of uncertainty, before insurance and modern science, cunning-folk played an important role that has previously been ignored.

Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits

This book provides an analysis of the correlation between early modern British magic and tribal shamanism, examines the experiential dimension of popular magic and witchcraft in early modern Britain, and explores the links between British ...

Author: Emma Wilby

Publisher:

ISBN: 1845190793

Category: History

Page: 317

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In the hundreds of confessions relating to witchcraft and sorcery trials from early modern Britain we frequently find detailed descriptions of intimate working relationships between popular magical practitioners and familiar spirits of either human or animal form. Until recently historians often dismissed these descriptions as elaborate fictions created by judicial interrogators eager to find evidence of stereotypical pacts with the Devil. Although this paradigm is now routinely questioned, and most historians acknowledge that there was a folkloric component to familiar lore in the period, these beliefs and the experiences reportedly associated with them, remain substantially unexamined. Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits examines the folkloric roots of familiar lore from historical, anthropological and comparative religious perspectives. It argues that beliefs about witches familiars were rooted in beliefs surrounding the use of fairy familiars by beneficent magical practitioners or

The Cunning Man s Handbook

A comprehensive and challenging exploration of the practices and beliefs of Cunning Folk in Britain and America 1550-1900, their heyday.

Author: Jim Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905297688

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 568

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"The desire to understand magic in any specific cultural context is an intellectual puzzle not only for scholars but believers." - Jim Baker

Cunning folk

While cunning-folk sometimes fell foul of the authorities, both church and state often turned a blind eye to their existence and practices, distinguishing what they did from the rare and sensational cases of malevolent witchcraft.

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015056286696

Category: History

Page: 246

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Local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued services to the community, cunning-folk were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems: how to find lost objects; how to escape from bad luck or a suspected spell; and how to attract a lover or keep the love of a husband or wife. While cunning-folk sometimes fell foul of the authorities, both church and state often turned a blind eye to their existence and practices, distinguishing what they did from the rare and sensational cases of malevolent witchcraft. In a world of uncertainty, before insurance and modern science, cunning-folk played an important role that has previously been ignored.

Popular Magic Cunning folk in English History

Such arguments cut little ice with his gaolers: his word was deemed inferior to that of a cunning-man.” Despite evidence of the pernicious activities of cunning-folk and diviners, neither church nor state instigated a systematic ...

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826442796

Category: History

Page: 264

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Cunning-folk were local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued service to the community. They were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems: how to find lost objects; how to escape from bad luck or a suspected spell; and how to attract a lover or keep the love of a husband or wife. While cunning-folk sometimes fell foul of the authorities, both church and state often turned a blind eye to their existence and practices, distinguishing what they did from the rare and sensational cases of malvolent witchcraft. In a world of uncertainty, before insurance and modern science, cunning-folk played an important role that has previously been ignored.

The Black Toad

As this book affirms, these ways of the Old Craft and Cunning Arte include a belief in and working relationship with the spirit forces of the land, the Faerie, animal and plant lore, as well as the magical use of Psalms to cure or curse, ...

Author: Gemma Gary

Publisher:

ISBN: 0738765694

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Discover the magical practices of Devon and the author's homeland of Cornwall. Within the West Country, the charms, magical practices, and traditions of witchcraft survived long after they had faded in other parts of the British Isles. This book explores the region's fascinating practices of working with spirit forces of the land, the faerie, and animal and plant energies.

Demonolatry Cunning Craft

Demonolatry Cunning Craft is for Demonic and Goetic Witches who want more craft and cunning from their magic rather than tradition and ceremony. This book contains spells, incense and oil recipes and offerings for working with Demons.

Author: Eschalon Merlindori

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1452884897

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Demonolatry Cunning Craft is for Demonic and Goetic Witches who want more craft and cunning from their magic rather than tradition and ceremony. This book contains spells, incense and oil recipes and offerings for working with Demons. It also talks about using the old grimoires the way they're meant to be used. If you've been wanting a Demonolatry spellbook and formula book, this is for you.

A Grimoire for Modern Cunning Folk

In this book Peter Paddon...covers his particular path of witchcraft from scratch. He goes over the basics of his personal path, along with examples of alternatives from other traditons, covering philosophy, lore and practical techniques.

Author: Peter Paddon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0984330216

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 172

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A practical manual of Traditional non-Wiccan Witchcraft. While there are a lot of texts that cover advanced and academic subjects of interest to traditional Crafters, all of the introductory books tend to focus on Wicca... until now. In this Book Peter Paddon - Magister of Briar Rose and host of the popular Crooked Path podcast - covers his particular path of Witchcraft from scratch. He goes over the basics of his personal Path, along with examples of alternatives from other traditions, covering philosophy, lore and practical techniques. The Crooked Path is a way of Crafting based on experiencing the Mysteries of Ancestors and the Sacred Landscape first-hand, and Peter guides the seeker through the basics with competence and humor.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

The book also focuses on the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches ...

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191033995

Category: History

Page: 416

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This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally successful Harry Potter films, the authors explore a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The book also focuses on the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Hesiod s Verbal Craft

But Zeus, knowing imperishable thoughts, realized and was not unaware of the trick ... he became angered in his heart and wrath reached his heart, when he saw the white bones of the ox arranged through cunning craft .

Author: Athanassios Vergados

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192534774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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This novel, ground-breaking study aims to define Hesiod's place in early Greek intellectual history by exploring his conception of language and the ways in which it represents reality. Divided into three parts, it addresses a network of issues related to etymology, word-play, and semantics, and examines how these contribute to the development of the argument and the concepts of knowledge and authority in the Theogony and the Works and Days. Part I demonstrates how much we can learn about the poet's craft and his relation to the poetic tradition if we read his etymologies carefully, while Part II takes the discussion of the 'correctness of language' further - this correctness does not amount to a naïvely assumed one-to-one correspondence between signifier and signified. Correct names and correct language are 'true' because they reveal something particular about the concept or entity named, as numerous examples show; more importantly, however, correct language is imitative of reality, in that language becomes more opaque, ambiguous, and indeterminate as we delve deeper into the exploration of the condicio humana and the ambiguities and contradictions that characterize it in the Works and Days. Part III addresses three moments of Hesiodic reception, with individual chapters comparing Hesiod's implicit theory of language and cognition with the more explicit statements found in early mythographers and genealogists, demonstrating the importance of Hesiod's poetry for Plato's etymological project in the Cratylus, and discussing the ways in which some ancient philologists treat Hesiod as one of their own. What emerges is a new and invaluable perspective on a hitherto under-explored chapter in early Greek linguistic thought which ascertains more clearly Hesiod's place in Greek intellectual history as a serious thinker who introduced some of the questions that occupied early Greek philosophy.

Spirit Conjuring for Witches

This is a very thorough and carefully developed invitation to revive the practice of magical evocation that historically played so central a role in witchcraft and magic."—Jim Baker, author of The Cunning Man's Handbook "Frater Barrabbas ...

Author: Frater Barrabbas

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738751160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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The greatest Witches of folklore practiced their craft by conjuring spirits and employing a familiar spirit. Now, centuries later, these arts—supposedly the domain of ceremonial magicians only—can be perfected by modern Witches. In this groundbreaking book, Witch and ritual magician Frater Barrabbas shares a system of Witchcraft-based magic developed for safely performing invocations and evocations, handling fallen spirits and Goetic demons, traveling in the spirit world, creating a spirit pact, and constructing your own rituals for spirit conjuring. To help you get to know the full breadth of the spirit world, Spirit Conjuring for Witches includes a unique list of spirits as well as techniques for working with sigils and recommendations for classical grimoires. Exploring history, folktales, and personal experiences, this book shows how to magically develop relationships with spirits and ultimately master both the spirit and material worlds. Praise: "A clear and distinct body of tools and rituals for working with a broad range of spirits. If you are a witch looking for a more formal approach to this field, this may be the book for you."—Ivo Dominguez Jr., author of Spirit Speaks and Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans "Frater Barrabbas has made a valuable contribution to the practice of modern witchcraft...This is a very thorough and carefully developed invitation to revive the practice of magical evocation that historically played so central a role in witchcraft and magic."—Jim Baker, author of The Cunning Man's Handbook "Frater Barrabbas shows how modern Witches can also reclaim their ability to conjure spirits in the age-old tradition of evoking beings of the Otherworld to attain knowledge or obtain practical results in this world. With the current revival in the publication, study and use of the classical grimoires, witches who are drawn to the practice of the magickal evocation of spirits now have a detailed guide to the inner preparations and outer practices necessary to evoke spirits safely and correctly."—Jonathan Nightshade, Gardnerian HP, Traditional Crafter and Sorcerer "I wish that there had a book like Spirit Conjuring for Witches back when; it would have saved me any number of missteps along the way. With more than forty years of experience under his cincture, Frater Barabbas speaks with a voice of wisdom, clarity and authority: truly one of the Thirteen Human Treasures of Paganistan."—Steven Posch, Traditional Witch and Host of Radio Paganistan "As Witches we all work with Deity and various spirits; but can you honestly say you communicate with them? This book is a valuable resource for every serious Witch's library. The author has outlined how to truly connect with that spirit realm, which allows us to build a relationship with those we work with."—Lady Adariana, Gardnerian HPS

Magic and Masculinity

Most of the men who used magical techniques as a form of income were cunning men or wise men.29 In England, the majority of cunning folk were males with a certain amount of local substance. They were usually self-employed, ...

Author: Frances Timbers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857735881

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In early modern England, the practice of ritual or ceremonial magic - the attempted communication with angels and demons - both reinforced and subverted existing concepts of gender. The majority of male magicians acted from a position of control and command commensurate with their social position in a patriarchal society; other men, however, used the notion of magic to subvert gender ideals while still aiming to attain hegemony. Whilst women who claimed to perform magic were usually more submissive in their attempted dealings with the spirit world, some female practitioners employed magic to undermine the patriarchal culture and further their own agenda. Frances Timbers studies the practice of ritual magic in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries focusing especially on gender and sexual perspectives. Using the examples of well-known individuals who set themselves up as magicians (including John Dee, Simon Forman and William Lilly), as well as unpublished diaries and journals, literature and legal records, this book provides a unique analysis of early modern ceremonial magic from a gender perspective.

Cunning Folk

A compelling folk horror novel of deadly rivalry and the oldest magic from the four times winner of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel and the author of 'The Ritual', 'The Reddening' and 'No One Gets Out Alive'.

Author: Adam Nevill

Publisher:

ISBN: 183837891X

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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A compelling folk horror novel of deadly rivalry and the oldest magic from the four times winner of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel and the author of 'The Ritual', 'The Reddening' and 'No One Gets Out Alive'.

Witchcraft and Demonology in Hungary and Transylvania

This book provides a selection of studies on witchcraft and demonology by those involved in an interdisciplinary research group begun in Hungary thirty years ago.

Author: Gábor Klaniczay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319547565

Category: History

Page: 412

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This book provides a selection of studies on witchcraft and demonology by those involved in an interdisciplinary research group begun in Hungary thirty years ago. They examine urban and rural witchcraft conflicts from early modern times to the present, from a region hitherto rarely taken into consideration in witchcraft research. Special attention is given to healers, midwives, and cunning folk, including archaic sorcerer figures such as the táltos; whose ambivalent role is analysed in social, legal, medical and religious contexts. This volume examines how waves of persecution emerged and declined, and how witchcraft was decriminalised. Fascinating case-studies on vindictive witch-hunters, quarrelling neighbours, rivalling midwives, cunning shepherds, weather magician impostors, and exorcist Franciscan friars provide a colourful picture of Hungarian and Transylvanian folk beliefs and mythologies, as well as insights into historical and contemporary issues.

Kaostar Modern Chaos Cunning Craft

The author presents a text that brings into balance the expression of what magic is about, and the overarching fluffiness and do-anything-as-long-as-it-is-white-light perspective of modern paganism.

Author: Francis H. Breakspear

Publisher: Hidden Design Limited

ISBN: 0955523710

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 124

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The author presents a text that brings into balance the expression of what magic is about, and the overarching fluffiness and do-anything-as-long-as-it-is-white-light perspective of modern paganism.

Witchcraft Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany

Women of the political craft elites sought some health advice from others lower down the social scale. ... In this respect, Willem de Blécourt's caution that detailed work still has to be done on cunning folk and similar practitioners, ...

Author: Jonathan Bryan Durrant

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004160934

Category: History

Page: 288

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Using the example of Eichstatt, this book challenges current witchcraft historiography by arguing that the gender of the witch-suspect was a product of the interrogation process and that the stable communities affected by persecution did not collude in its escalation.

The English Exorcist

Many demonologists and theologians labelled the cunning craft as witchcraft, and it was not unheard of for these individuals to be hanged for maleficium during this period. To the clergy, cunning folk were perpetrators of Catholic ...

Author: Brendan C. Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000096842

Category: History

Page: 306

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In 1598, the English clergyman John Darrell was brought before the High Commission at Lambeth Palace to face charges of fraud and counterfeiting. The ecclesiastical authorities alleged that he had "taught 4. to counterfeite" demonic possession over a ten-year period, fashioning himself into a miracle worker. Coming to the attention of the public through his dramatic and successful role as an exorcist in the late sixteenth century, Darrell became a symbol of Puritan spirituality and the subject of fierce ecclesiastical persecution. The High Commission of John Darrell became a flashpoint for theological and demonological debate, functioning as a catalyst for spiritual reform in the early seventeenth-century English Church. John Darrell has long been maligned by scholars; a historiographical perception that this book challenges. The English Exorcist is the first study to provide an in-depth scholarly treatment of Darrell’s exorcism ministry and his demonology. It shines new light on the corpus of theological treatises that emerged from the Darrell Controversy, thereby illustrating the profound impact of Darrell’s exorcism ministry on early modern Reformed English Protestant demonology. The book establishes an intellectual biography of this figure and sketches out the full compelling story of the Darrell Controversy.