A World of Wonders: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is an excellent book written under a pseudonym by Catharine Gore, a socialite best known for novels involving women being prim, proper, and exhibiting aristocratic tendencies. The folkloric and mythological content here is predominantly presented for the purposes of explaining why it is false and discredited- however my own interest was piqued even more by a few examples of...
In Ghostly Japan: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is an excellent compilation of folk tales and proverbs and miscellany related to Japan, written by the famous Lafcadio Hearn at the tale end of the 19th century. It has the value of being not only academically intriguing but interesting in the sense of the tales it compiles; the tradition of floating lamps out to sea for the deceased, the use of incense as a parlor game, and...
Lucasta; Parables and Poems: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This nice collection of magic-related poems comes from none other than AE Waite of tarot deck fame, notable as well for compiling English fairy lore, and for his famous Book of Ceremonial Magic. Most of these poems are quite good, and I have attempted to retain their format entirely. A few typographical errors were corrected and that is the only meaningful change save for the...
Symbolic Mythology: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
The author of this present work is notable for stream of consciousness style digests containing highly compressed information on spiritual subjects. This particular book is perhaps most useful for those interested in details about the symbolism of animals as applied to Judaism, early Christianity, and also, of course, Norse and Greek/Roman pagan systems. It contains as well a...
Folk Magic, Superstition, and Charms: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This book is a miscellaneous compilation of many types of occult lore, revolving mostly around folk magic, simple charms, and superstition, including sections on talismans and summoning demons. It includes, as always, an expansive preface tying the material together, and a reading list with two and a half pages of additional works not referenced in the quotations of the volume...
Folk Medicine, A Collection: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is yet another full length compilation of texts and content from texts which I have crafted- I have to say it is thus far my favorite of all the compilations, and deals with medical lore from multiple subgenres.
The first section contains, verbatim, the famous Regimen Salernitus Salernitanum, a medieval work on dietary and similar science, and then proceeds with sections on...
Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions: Of the Pennsylvania Germans: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little work is a dense compilation of folklore and superstition from the Pennsylvania Germans, compiled partly from Hohmans' "Pow Wows" and from Albertus' Magnus "Egyptian Secrets". Some of the lore is obscure, some well known, and part of it is quasi-medicinal. The obviously skeptic author of the work makes numerous sarcastic remarks about the folk magick herein, and the...
Birds in Legend and Folklore: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is a full length work dedicated to a fairly exhaustive treatment of hundreds of cultures spanning thousands of years in their use of birds in a folkloric capacity. The density of the book is high, owing to its academic, rigorous nature, and those intrigued by ornithology will probably enjoy this work as well as cryptid lovers and folklore buffs.
It is very much worth noting...
The Mythology of Ancient Britain and Ireland: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This short work is yet another creation series entry; essentially in part supplementary to Anwyl's "Celtic Religion" in the same set. It is partially linguistic in nature and traces the development of post-christian British Isle spiritual systems and folklore (especially in the Arthurian sense) from prior religious figures; namely, deities of various sorts.
The origin stories of...
Jacobs Rod: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is a text in two parts; first a translated late 17th century work by Baritel, then an "addendum" (really its own short work) by the translator, regarding mesmeric and dowsing experiments by his wife and him and various energetic lore related to finding mines or water using a hazel rod or the use of "mesmeric passes."
The second text is oddly more fun than the first in this...
The Supernatural In Romantic Literature: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This fairly short work was initially full length and 169 pages long; formatting in that era was often quite interesting. It's an extremely dense overview of many hundreds of bits of literature, the main point of which is to correlate and compare literary tropes, objects, and subjects across books and poetry. The author himself tries to restrain the lore to mostly the medieval and...
Planting, Harvesting, etc, According to the Signs of the Zodiac: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This short, obtusely-titled booklet is nonetheless absolutely worth reading for those interested in the topic of astrology; I don't know of another comparable work; one which suggests that surgical and medical acts should be relegated to an astrological timeline. The agricultural tips in here are a bit more mystic than in most works with similar, almanac-esque content, but are...
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