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The symbolism, archetypes & myths of the Traditional Craft, or Old Religion, in the British Isles & Europe. An exploration of the inner symbology, sacred cycles, working tools, incantations, spells & pathworking of the ancient Witchcraft. A practical grim
Paperback, 116 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Capall Bann Publishing
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Steve Cran
Call of the Horned Piper

Nigel Jackson, Capal Bann

April, 1994



This is one of the best books written on the ancient craft of British Traditional Witchcraft. It is perfect for beginners giving them the mythology, symbolism and apt explanations. The book does an excellent job in the few pages allotted of explaining the vampire, werewolf and faery legends. The old religion and it's connection and origin in Indo-European shamanism and lore.



There is good practical instruction for the neophyte to get sta
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Purnacandra Sivarupa
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: magic, occultism
This is a small, simple book. But don't be fooled by the simplicity. Nigel Jackson has produced a number of excellent books on occult practice, and this is among them; "Call of the Horned Piper" is a veritable minor scripture of genuine Left Hand practice. His vision of traditional European witchcraft--drawn mostly from British, Celtic, and Germanic sources while sometimes bringing in Slavic and Hungarian examples--is one of simplicity, efficiency, and eerie power.

"Owld Hornie", the Devil, is ob
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Fawn Hexe
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm on page 92 of 160 of The Call of the Horned : I like that there is quite a bit of background information into the history and symbolism of traditional 'witchrafte' given at the beginning. The second half is written as a grimoire and gives very bare instructions on the practices. Either way, I am enjoy this brisk introduction.
Alex
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This is a wonderful book, full of interesting information on traditional witchcraft. Some of the historical claims are a bit dodgy, but if you look past that the rest of it is fairly sound.
Blizzard
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
A small book, but packed full of authentic witch-lore. It beautifully expresses the mytho-poetics of the Old Religion. Old Gods and Goddesses, Herblore, totems, the Wheel of the Year...
Helle
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lends vast insight into modern day Northern European culture through its heathen, Germanic roots.
Bryan
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This isn't fluffy, new-age material. I was engrossed.
Jadegrrrl
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting bits of folklore related to witches/witchcraft
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Oct 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I great beginner book. An introduction to Traditional Witchraft, aging, but still good.
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