miércoles, 29 de febrero de 2012

Witchcraft Today By Gerald B. Gardner


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http://clubs.psu.edu/up/silverc/witchcrafttoday.pdf


Witchcraft Today
By
Gerald B. Gardner
Contents:
Book Cover (Front) (Back)
Scan / Edit Notes
Foreword
Introduction
1   - Living Witchcraft
2   - There have been Witches in all Ages
3   - Witch Beliefs
4   - Witch Practices
5   - The Little People
6   - How the Little People became Witches, and Concerning the Knights Templar
7   - The Witches and the Mysteries
8   - Out of the Land of Egypt
9   - Irish Witchcraft
10 - What are Witches?
11 - Some Other Matters
12 - Who is the Devil?
13 - Recapitulation


Foreword
I have been told by witches in England: 'Write and tell people we are not perverts. We are decent
people, we only want to be left alone, but there are certain secrets that you mustn't give away.' So after
some argument as to exactly what I must not reveal, I am permitted to tell much that has never before
been made public concerning their beliefs, their rituals and their reasons for what they do; also to
emphasise that neither their present beliefs, rituals nor practices are harmful.
I write only of what takes place in the North, South, East, and West of England today in covens which
I know. I have in addition shown the origin of some at least of the stories which have been told about
the craft. I can only repeat the words of Lucius Apuleius in the Metamorphoses, xl, 23, who wrote a
long account of his own initiation into the mysteries in cryptic language, saying: 'I have told you
things of which, although you have heard them, you cannot know the meaning.'
The Museum of Magic and Witchcraft at Castletown is the only one in the world devoted to magic
and witchcraft. I have the materials here to prove what I say.
I wish to thank Mr. Ross Nichols, editor of Christian's History and Practice of Magic, for supplying
me with supplementary information and for 1m many useful suggestions and comments.
G.B. Gardner
Director
The Museum of Magic and Witchcraft
The Witches' Mill
Castletown, Isle of Man