Tag Archives: folklore

Review of Crystals * Jewels * Stones Magic & Science

Review copyright 2012 () Freeman Presson, all rights reserved This is a nicely-made, 6″x9″ paperback with a soothing, New-Age-friendly sky blue cover bearing a picture of assorted tumbled stones and an attractively-clouded crystal on the cover. Unlike some books on … Continue reading

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Review of Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop

Review Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved By 1917, when the Cottingley Fairies story broke, and got Conan Doyle all excited, it was clear that the Fae had already been trivialized in the modern imagination. Out of all the … Continue reading

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Review of The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York (Charles Godfrey Leland)

This is a beautiful, weighty book, printed on fine paper, a delight to hold (although it’s the verrye Dikkens to read in bed, withal). Apparently, Charles Godfrey Leland, author of Aradia, the Gospel of the Witches, collector of folklore, and … Continue reading

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Review of The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook

First impressions: a nicely made, handbook-sized, 240-page book with some stunning big-name blurbs on the back, and the dreaded word “Alchemy” in the title. The subtitle states the purpose of the book: A Grimoire of Philtres, Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and … Continue reading

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