Thursday, 25 October 2012

A Deed Without a Name

I had the pleasure of reviewing today a wonderful book:

A Deed Without a Name – Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft 
By Lee Morgan

The official blurb: 

The field of witchcraft studies is continually over-turning new information and research about traditional witchcraft practices and their meanings. A Deed Without a Name seeks to weave together some of this cutting-edge research with insider information and practical know-how. Utilising her own decades of experience in witchcraft and core-shamanism Lee Morgan pulls together information from trial records, folklore and modern testimonials to deepen our understanding of the ecstatic and visionary substrata of Traditional Witchcraft. Those who identify themselves as 'Traditional' tend to read a lot of scholarly texts on the subject and yet still there remains a vast gulf between this information and knowledgeably applying it in practice; this book aims to close that gap.

My review:

This is a fascinating book digging into the history and fact behind the different myths and legends that make up the legacy of Witchcraft. 

Giving insight and interesting details on many of the facets of the Craft that we use now such as hedge crossing, fetch beasts and familiars and hag riding. 

I found myself nodding as I read this book, agreeing with so many of the statements and also learning some history along the way. 

To be honest the author had me hooked with one line in the first few pages 

“Those who consult scholarship too often err on the side of the arm-chair occultist, reading tomes upon tomes of books and journal articles, practicing ‘witchcraft in the head’ without finding a way to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice”. 

I knew it was going to be my kind of book! 

This book not only includes lots of research and history it also includes ideas and exercises to work through. 

It should definitely be on your bookshelf. 

Released in January 2013 for more details see Moon Books


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