9781445534817 - Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling - Charles G. Leland
9781445534817 - Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling - Charles G. Leland
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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling

A collection of the customs, usages, and ceremonies used among gypsies, as regards fortune-telling, witch-doctoring, love-philtering, and other sorcery, illustrated by many anecdotes and instances.

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Author

Charles G. Leland

Imprint

Obscure Press

Categories

Fortune-Telling & Divination

Magic, Spells & Alchemy

Mind, Body & Spirit

Mysticism, Magic & Ritual

Spirituality & Beliefs

Tarot

ISBN

9781445534817, 9781528772488, 9781473370760

Formats Available

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Pages

322

Publication Date

07 April 2010

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

This vintage work contains a collection of the customs, usages, and ceremonies used among gypsies, as regards fortune-telling, witch-doctoring, love-philtering, and other sorcery, illustrated by many anecdotes and instances, taken either from works as yet very little known to the English reader or from personal experiences. Within a very few years, since Ethnology and Archaeology have received a great inspiration, and much enlarged their scope through Folk-lore, everything relating to such subjects is studied with far greater interest and to much greater profit than was the case when they were cultivated in a languid, half-believing, half-sceptical spirit which was in reality rather one of mere romance than reason. Now that we seek with resolution to find the whole truth, be it based on materialism, spiritualism, or their identity, we are amazed to find that the realm of marvel and mystery, of wonder and poetry, connected with what we vaguely call “magic,” far from being explained away or exploded, enlarges before us as we proceed, and that not into a mere cloudland, gorgeous land, but into a country of reality in which men of science who would once have disdained the mere thought thereof are beginning to stray.

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