THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION, published in The Hague by Martinus Nijhoff, 1948. 9 + 336 pages paperback. With folklore studies preface analyzing animism, magic tradition and culture of the common people of medieval times. This book, very rare 1st edition, offers a rare insight to genuine medieval paganism and world of real folk magic of this era. A collection from medieval manuscripts "Leechbook" and "Lacnunga", Anglo-Saxon magic features a collection of spells, charms, and salves, including treatment against dwarves and elves, fevers, tooth-ache, worms, thefts, and demonic possession. Also such items as blessing of a salve, prayer on herbs, and charms to control animals and secure childbirth, are presented. Reading the text the world of Avalon and Beowulff come alive, the author also notes corresponding themes to say Icelandic Viking texts of this time. Please see the attached pictures featuring contents. This book is a must for anyone seriously interested in real paganism and folklore. One of the few genuine sources survived to our time. Arthur Avalon English Anglo Saxon folklore wicca withcraft medieval middle ages beowulff Anglo-Saxon religion mysticism occult magic spells cultural studies albertus magnus albert the great pre-christian religion pagan paganism icelandic literature sun earth moon worship manuscript
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