Witchcraft Into the Wilds

Through the wilds of nature, back to the roots of witchcraft.

Author: Rachel Patterson


ISBN: 1785354590


Page: 240

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Through the wilds of nature, back to the roots of witchcraft.

Civilizing the Wilderness

The hybrid faith that Ganiodaio advocated incorporated such Christian concepts as heaven and hell as well as witchcraft into the traditional region. His ideas, especially the warning that the Iroquois must not be Europeanized, ...

Author: A.A. (Andy) den Otter

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888646767

Category: History

Page: 456

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In this collection of essays, A.A. den Otter explores the meaning of the concepts "civilizing" and "wilderness" within an 1850s Euro-British North American context. At the time, den Otter argues, these concepts meant something quite different than they do today. Through careful readings and researches of a variety of lesser known individuals and events, den Otter teases out the striking dichotomy between "civilizing" and "wilderness," leading readers to a new understanding of the relationship between newcomers and Native peoples, and the very lands they inhabited. Historians and non-specialists with an interest in western Canadian native, settler, and environmental-economic history will be deeply rewarded by reading Civilizing the Wilderness.

Santa Claus Last of the Wild Men

But, although Murray brought witchcraft into the light as part of an integrated folk world- view rather than a Christian bane wrapped in mysticism, her broad conclusions and scholarship have been roundly criticized by folklorists, ...

Author: Phyllis Siefker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429585

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem "The Night Before Christmas." His description of Saint Nicholas personified the "jolly old elf" known to millions of children throughout the world. However, far from being the offshoot of Saint Nicholas of Turkey, Santa Claus is the last of a long line of what scholars call "Wild Men" who were worshipped in ancient European fertility rites and came to America through Pennsylvania's Germans. This pagan creature is described from prehistoric times through his various forms--Robin Hood, The Fool, Harlequin, Satan and Robin Goodfellow--into today's carnival and Christmas scenes. In this thoroughly researched work, the origins of Santa Claus are found to stretch back over 50,000 years, jolting the foundation of Christian myths about the jolly old elf.

Pagan Portals The Art of Lithomancy

Rachel Patterson, Author of the Kitchen Witch series, Witchcraft into the Wilds and several books in the Pagan Portals series run Jessica's book is a completely accessible introduction to lithomancy, making the subject both intriguing ...

Author: Jessica Howard

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789049152

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 104

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Lithomancy is a form of divination which many people are aware of, although they may not know it by name. Using nothing more than stones from the garden or your favourite crystals, you can uncover the secrets of your subconscious, understand the past, and divine the future.

The Listening Ebony

Hunting songs are sung and the grass is burnt , to drive the witchcraft into the bush to kill the wild animals . After the ceremony , known as bibi ke ' ina , or " eye of the witch ' , the women and children go home and the men from the ...

Author: Wendy James

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198234163

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

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Notions of the person and of the foundations of bodily and moral experience lie at the heart of this ethnographic volume devoted to the Uduk-speaking people of Sudan. A new introduction looks at how Uduk villages were destroyed in the war in 1987.

Mystic and Rider

... people of Gillengaria, until the Daughters of the Pale Mother had started whispering tales of witchcraft. Into the hushed ... The Wild Mother was the one who cared for all living creatures, who made the ox strong and the hare swift.

Author: Sharon Shinn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473221437

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Gillengaria seethes with unrest. In the south, hostility toward magic and its users has risen to dangerous levels, though King Baryn has ordered that such mystics are to be tolerated. It is whispered that he issued the decree because his new wife used her magic powers to ensnare him . . . The King knows there are those in the noble Twelve Houses who could use the growing dissent to overthrow him. SO he dispatches the mystic Senneth to assess the threat throughout the realm. Accompanying her is a motley band of magic users and warriors including Tayse, first among the King's Riders - who holds a hard view of mystics in general, and Senneth in particular. But as the unlikely allies venture farther into the south, they will face death in a land under the sway of a fanatical cult that would purge Gillengaria of all magic users. And they will come to realise that their only hope of survival lies in standing together . . .

The Land of Sleepy Hollow

In revenge , however , they introduced the plague of witch, craft into the province . This doleful malady broke out at Vest Dorp , and would have spread throughout the country had not the Dutch farmers nailed horse - shoes to the doors ...

Author: Washington Irving


ISBN: CHI:28583935

Category: Tarrytown (N.Y.)

Page: 75

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The Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

In revenge, however, they introduced the plague of witchcraft into the province. This doleful malady broke out at Vest Dorp, and would have spread throughout the country had not the Dutch farmers nailed horse-shoes to the doors of their ...

Author: Charles Neider

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786752010

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 840

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Washington Irving (1783-1859) was the first American literary artist to earn his living solely through his writings and the first to enjoy international acclaim. In addition to his long public service as a diplomat, Irving was amazingly prolific: His collected works fill forty volumes that encompass essays, history, travel writings, and multi-volume biographies of Columbus and Washington. But it is Irving's mastery of suspense, characterization, tempo, and irony that transforms his fiction into virtuoso performances, earning him his reputation as the father of the American short story. Charles Neider has gathered all sixty-one of Irving's tales, originally scattered throughout his many collections of nonfiction essays and sketches, into one magnificent volume. Together, they reveal his wide range: besides the expected classics like "Rip Van Winkle," "The Spectre Bridegroom," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and "The Devil and Tom Walker," his fiction embraces realistic tales, ghost stories, parodies, legends, fables, and satires. For those familiar only with secondhand retellings of Irving's most famous tales, this collection offers the opportunity to step inside Washington Irving's imagination and partake of its innumerable and timeless pleasures.

Practising the Witch s Craft

... shy to remove her clothing [ previous night ] , close her eyes and give in to the wild current washing around her . ... ( Gavin Andrew , 2001 , from ' Impressions of Euphoria ' ) witchcraft into the future Witchcraft is a rapidly ...

Author: Douglas Ezzy

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1865089125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Practitioners with many years of experience describe what real Witches actually do.

Wild Talents

Our datahavebeen upon witchcraftin love affairs; in smalltown malices, and occasional murders of no importance. According to the phantom, materialistic science, thereisno witchcraft. Inthe monistic sense, I agree.

Author: Charles Fort

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465577634

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 330

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