Cornish WitchcraftCornish Witchcraft

Presumed lost in the years since William Henry Paynter's death 40 years ago, this book is the first publication of Paynter's manuscript work on Cornish Witchcraft and folk magic.

Author: Jason Semmens


ISBN: 9780954683931


Page: 133

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Presumed lost in the years since William Henry Paynter's death 40 years ago, this book is the first publication of Paynter's manuscript work on Cornish Witchcraft and folk magic. In the inter war years of the 1920s and '30s Paynter set about recording witch narratives and folklore in Cornwall and Devon, capturing stories and narratives of witchcraft and witch beliefs before they vanished as the 'old folks' died. Paynter was unable to find a publisher for his manuscript in 1939, and the papers were not among his archive when he died in 1976. The manuscript of Paynter's Cornish Witchcraft was recovered in 2009 and became available for study. In publishing this edition, Paynter's rich store of witch stories and folk beliefs becomes widely available for the first time.


Wicca is the religion of Witchcraft or Wisecraft.

Author: Sophie Cornish

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515057267


Page: 160

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Wicca is the religion of Witchcraft or Wisecraft. It is based on the spirituality of our ancestors - who worshipped the Goddess, God and the natural universe - in a form meaningful to women and men today. Wicca is a magical path which empowers us to grow, change and heal. It helps us live in harmony with the universe, others and ourselves. This comprehensive introduction contains all the information you need to gain an in-depth knowledge of Wicca, including:* Witchcraft ancient and modern* Celebrating Nature* Magic and spellcraft* Creating ritual

Cornish WitchcraftCornish Witchcraft

A thorough history of the craft, lore and lives of Cornish witches. Immensely researched, this is quite possibly the last word on the subject.



ISBN: 1517324858


Page: 230

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A thorough history of the craft, lore and lives of Cornish witches. Immensely researched, this is quite possibly the last word on the subject.

Traditional Witchcraft A Cornish Book of WaysTraditional Witchcraft A Cornish Book of Ways

An exploration of Modern Traditional Witchcraft, set within a Cornish context, drawing together historical Cornish charms, rites, customs & faery beliefs, alongside charms & magical practices espoused by West Country Cunning Man Cecil ...

Author: Gemma Gary


ISBN: 0956104347


Page: 258

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An exploration of Modern Traditional Witchcraft, set within a Cornish context, drawing together historical Cornish charms, rites, customs & faery beliefs, alongside charms & magical practices espoused by West Country Cunning Man Cecil Williamson, and ritual formulae drawing upon the Modern Traditional Witchcraft movement.

The Encyclopedia of Witches Witchcraft and WiccaThe Encyclopedia of Witches Witchcraft and Wicca

“I don't think witchcraft is a religion, and I wish the military would take another look at this and decide against it,” he said. ... Pentreath, Dolly (1692–1 ) Wise woman, witch and pellAr of great repute in Cornwall, England.

Author: Rosemary Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126845


Page: 449

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Witchcraft practices around the world and from many periods in history are defined and explained.

The Witches Almanac Issue 30 Spring 2011 to Spring 2012The Witches Almanac Issue 30 Spring 2011 to Spring 2012

Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways by Gemma Gary. Troy Books (Oct 2008) wwtroybookscouk ISBN 978-0956104304 IT SEEMS that witches and cunning folk have been a part of the Cornish landscape for as long as there has been a ...

Author: Andrew Theitic

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 161283132X


Page: 152

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Since 1971, The Witches’ Almanac has been the source of fun, wisdom, trivial and magical lore for thousands of readers throughout the world. Modeled after the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it includes information related to the annual Moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, interviews, and spells. Although it is an annual publication, only 15 percent of the content is time sensitive. The Witches’ Almanac is an accessible reference that appeals to anyone interested in folklore mythology and culture. It is also appealing to the Wiccan enthusiast.

Cornwall s Strangest TalesCornwall s Strangest Tales

1930 Our knowledge of Cornwall's rich heritage of folklore and legend would be far poorer were it not for the lifetime's work of William Henry Paynter (1901–76), a Cornish antiquary and folklorist whose speciality of collecting witch ...

Author: Peter Grego

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396432


Page: 300

View: 244

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Cornwall, or as it is sometimes obscurely referred to, Merry Jack. Though this isnt the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Cornwall, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the countys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to Englands gloriously coastal, yet most haunted, region. Located in the toes of the outstretched legs of Britains old man, Cornwall is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a Cornish pasty at. Cornwall is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as outstanding strangness from ye olde tales of plundering pirates to foulish ghosts drinking in local pubs right through to the most famous of all myths the bizarre beast that forever stalks Bodmin Moor. Spooky. Cornwalls Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the countys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000

A Cornish SecretA Cornish Secret

A feelgood romance set in Cornwall Emma Burstall. ELDER BE YE LADY'S TREE, BURN IT NOT OR ... In the 1800s, a Cornish witch called Granny Boswell was famous for being able to cure ringworm in cattle. She used to provide funny old charms ...

Author: Emma Burstall

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781786698834


Page: 416

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Escape to the Cornish coast with a new heartwarming Tremarnock novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Philippa Ashley. Be careful what you kiss for... Esme Posorsky is an enigma. For as long as people can remember, she has been part of community life in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock, but does anyone really know her? She is usually to be found working in her pottery studio or at home with her beloved cat, Rasputin. But when an old school friend turns up with a secret from the past, nothing will ever be the same again. Meanwhile teenager, Rosie, is excited to find a bottle washed up on Tremarnock beach with a message from a former German prisoner of war. While the rest of the village is up in arms about a new housing development, she sets out to find him. Little does she know, however, that her discovery will unleash a shocking chain of events that threatens to blow her family apart. Tremarnock may look like a cosy backwater, but some of its residents are about to come face-to-face with tough decisions and cold reality... 'A charming, warm-hearted read ... Pure escapism' ALICE PETERSON. 'The literary equivalent of a gin and tonic on a hot summer's day ... A delicious, delightful and decadent tale' BOOKISH JOTTINGS.


Graves , R. The White Goddess , Faber and Faber 1948 Guiley , R. E. The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft , Checkmark ... R. S. Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall , John Lane , 1895 Hawker , R. S. Hawker's Cornish Witchcraft ...

Author: Nathaniel Harris

Publisher: Mandrake

ISBN: 1869928776


Page: 312

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Of course it is not possible to de-mystify Mysticism, and who would want to? Yet also there is no need for deliberate and gratuitous obscurantism. 'Witcha' presents many secrets of English Witchcraft in plain language, giving details of widdershins and deosil circle casting, spell-craft, divination, spiritism, sabbats and esbats, sacrifice, entheogens, philosophy, history, and more besides. The focus is primarily upon those aspects commonly called 'operative witchcraft', which is the witchcraft of 'results' and 'getting things done', rather than the supposedly more 'spiritual' aspects that have been the subject of so many books of late. These are illustrated with photographs taken by my step-father, Adrian Brynn-Evans, detailing -with their kind permission and support- exhibits from the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle. These give visual reference to the historical context of this path, proving that it is not something invented by New Age gurus.

Rediscovering Renaissance WitchcraftRediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft

[Husain's]The Virago Book of Witches. ... [Rosen's] Witchcraft in England 1558– 1618. ... of Witches (1987) survive, and show the author tweaking her depiction of the reality and historicity of her Cornish witch Martha Price's magic.

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351375399


Page: 166

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Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and intertextuality), the book considers issues of national identity, gender and sexuality, race and empire, and more. The complex fascination with witchcraft through the ages is investigated, and the importance of witches in the real world and in fiction is analysed. The book begins with a chapter dedicated to the stories and records of witchcraft in the Renaissance and up until the English Civil War, such as the North Berwick witches and the work of the ‘Witch Finder Generall’ Matthew Hopkins. The significance of these accounts in shaping future literature is then presented through the examination of extracts from key texts, such as Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Middleton’s The Witch, among others. In the second half of the book, the focus shifts to a consideration of the Romantic rediscovery of Renaissance witchcraft in the eighteenth century, and its further reinvention and continued presence throughout the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the establishment of witchcraft studies as a subject in its own right, the impact of the First World War and end of the British Empire on witchcraft fiction, the legacy of the North Berwick, Hopkins and Salem witch trials, and the position of witchcraft in culture, including filmic and televisual culture, today. Equipped with an extensive list of primary and secondary sources, Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is essential reading for all students of witchcraft in modern British and American culture and early modern history and literature.

Folkloric American Witchcraft and the Multicultural ExperienceFolkloric American Witchcraft and the Multicultural Experience

The Cornish witch may be one who works the magic of toads and snails for good or evil as they see fit, and are rarely the malefic forces of evil that English witches were detailed to be in the anti-witch manuals of the Colonial era.

Author: Via Hedera

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789045703


Page: 184

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Witchcraft and magic in America is an inherently multicultural experience and the folklore of our ancestors from every country converges here at a crossroads. It’s a complicated history; one of uncertainty and fear, displacement and enslavement, merging and migration. Our ancestors may not have agreed on how they saw the world or the magic that inhabits the world, but they shared a very real fear of Witches. Hags, Devils, charms and spells; witchery is rooted in our deepest superstitions and folklore. The traditions of people and their cultures stretch and intersect across the country and this is where the unique traditions of American witchcraft and magic are born. As practitioners seek to revive and reconstruct the paths of our ancestors, we’ve begun to trace the interconnected roots of witchcraft folklore as it emerged in the Americas, from the blending of people and their faiths. For multiracial practitioners, this is part of our identity as Americans and as witches of this country. Folkloric American Witchcraft and the Multicultural Experience is an exploration of the folklore, magic and witchcraft that was forged in the New World.

Backwoods WitchcraftBackwoods Witchcraft

Gainer, Patrick W. Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians. ... The Black Toad: West Country Witchcraft and Magic. ... Jones, Kelvin I. Joan the Crone: The History and Craft of the Cornish Witch.

Author: Jake Richards

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411111


Page: 240

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In Backwoods Witchcraft, Jake Richards offers up a folksy stew of family stories, lore, omens, rituals, and conjure crafts that he learned from his great-grandmother, his grandmother, and his grandfather, a Baptist minister who Jake remembers could "rid someone of a fever with an egg or stop up the blood in a wound." The witchcraft practiced in Appalachia is very much a folk magic of place, a tradition that honors the seen and unseen beings that inhabit the land as well as the soil, roots, and plant life. The materials and tools used in Appalachia witchcraft are readily available from the land. This "grounded approach" will be of keen interest to witches and conjure folk regardless of where they live. Readers will be guided in how to build relationships with the spirits and other beings that dwell around them and how to use the materials and tools that are readily available on the land where one lives. This book also provides instructions on how to create a working space and altar and make conjure oils and powders. A wide array of tried-and-true formulas are also offered for creating wealth, protecting one from gossip, spiritual cleansing, and more.

Practical Spiritualities in a Media AgePractical Spiritualities in a Media Age

Cornish Oafs Facebook page. Accessed January 10, 2015. CornishOafs?fref=ts. Cornish Witchcraft/Pystry Kernewek. Accessed January 8, 2015. http://www. Cornwall Conservatives Facebook ...

Author: Curtis Coats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474223188


Page: 296

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We live in a media age where technologies become the sites and sources of our practices and beliefs, including those deeper values that guide decisions about how we should live. Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age explores how and why media become the site and source of spiritual expressions that address the mundane or everydayness of our lives. Including international case studies and essays from leading scholars such as Stewart Hoover and Graham Harvey, the book examines the ways and the places in which people have employed media and information technologies to weave spiritual meaning throughout the demands and pastimes of their lives. Topics range from food and sex to spiritual tourism. In doing so, the volume takes up a call from Paul Heelas' seminal work, Spiritualities of Life, to provide more examples, more richness and more depth to the variety of spiritual practices that exist in late modernity. Providing critical, scholarly explorations of the complexities and contradictions of late-modern spiritual practices, Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age is a must-read for anyone working in the intersection of media, religion or spirituality, and culture.

America Bewitched The Story of Witchcraft After SalemAmerica Bewitched The Story of Witchcraft After Salem

regular reports of Pennsylvania Dutch witchcraft that were broadcast across the country during the late nineteenth and early ... This is intriguing, for the only analogous term in a British context is the west Cornish term 'peller', ...

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191625145


Page: 304

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America Bewitched is the first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day. The infamous Salem trials are etched into the consciousness of modern America, the human toll a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and persecution. The refrain Remember Salem! was invoked frequently over the ensuing centuries. As time passed, the trials became a milepost measuring the distance America had progressed from its colonial past, its victims now the righteous and their persecutors the shamed. Yet the story of witchcraft did not end as the American Enlightenment dawned - a new,long, and chilling chapter was about to begin.Witchcraft after Salem was not just a story of fire-side tales, legends, and superstitions: it continued to be a matter of life and death, souring the American dream for many. We know of more people killed as witches between 1692 and the 1950s than were executed before it. Witches were part of the story of the decimation of the Native Americans, the experience of slavery and emancipation, and the immigrant experience; they were embedded in the religious and social history of the country. Yetthe history of American witchcraft between the eighteenth and the twentieth century also tells a less traumatic story, one that shows how different cultures interacted and shaped each others languages and beliefs. This is therefore much more than the tale of one persecuted community: it opens a fascinating window on the fears, prejudices, hopes, and dreams of the American people as their country rose from colony to superpower.