HANDS OF APOSTASY: Essays on Traditional Witchcraft.
Hercules, CA: Three Hands Press, 2014. Limited Edition. A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY in dust jacket. The work is profusely illustrated with a specially commissioned set of illustrations by renowned Finnish engraver, Timo Ketola, pleasing both sensus and spiritus. In his darkly opulent style evocative of the Nocturnal, Mar. Ketola's work is a stunningly original addition to the iconography of the Witch. Twenty six illustrations. Contents: The Magic of History: Some Considerations / Andrew Chumbley; A Family Craft Tradition / Douglas McIlwain; Killing the Moon: Witchcraft Initiations in the Mountains of the Southern United States / Corey Hutchenson; Pentacles of Wood / David Rankine; Moon-Raking in the Old Craft / Cecil Williamson; The Cauldron of Pure Descent / Martin Duffy; Spirits and Deific Forms: Faith and Belief in British Old Craft / Melusine Draco; Waking the Dead: The Ancient Magical Art of Necromancy / Michael Howard; The Witching Hour / Peter Hamilton Giles; The Man in Black / Gemma Gary; Origins and Rationales of Modern Witch Cults / Andrew Chumbley; Mirror, Moon and Tides / Levannah Morgan; The Traditional Witchcraft of Ellan Vannin / Manxwitch; Unchain the Devil! / Radomir Ristic; Where the Three Roads Meet: Oneiric Praxis in the Sabbatic Craft / Jimmy Elwing; Pharmakeute: Witches as the Plant People of Old Europe / Raven Grimassi; Conjure-Charms of the Welsh Marches / Gary St. Michael Nottingham; The Blasphemy of Things Unseen / Daniel A. Schulke; Romantic Age Roots of Traditional Witchcraft / Lee Morgan. 384 pages. Tall octavo. Out of Print. (Item ID: X-HA)