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Secrets of East Anglian Magic

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A practical guide to the traditional secrets of the magical practitioners of East Anglia. Containing a wealth of magical tradition , this book reveals its origins and mysteries and explains its underlying prnciples enabling the reader to come into a dynamic interaction with the cyclic workings of the seasons. Through the "nameless art", nature, personified by spirits, beco ...more
Published August 30th 2005 by Capall Bann (first published January 1st 1995)
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Steve Cran
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Nameless Art as it is called in East Anglia has no orthodoxy or central text. It is a tradition that is fluid and ever changing yet at the same time remaining quite the same. East Anglia was once home to the Celtic Iceni tribe, the tribe of Boudicca who fought against the Romans. Later on it was taken over by Danes. Their royalty were called "Uffingas" or Wolf people. East Anglian magic is primarily Norse with several key differences. Being situated where it is East Anglia has seen many peop ...more
I had a difficult time giving this book 4 stars. The first half of the book is basically his interpretation of local folklore. Some of what he wrote was a little um, on the side of what he WISHED had happened than on reality. For example he stated that by the 1600's witchcraft was more accepted, then gave examples. It made me wince as I think if witchcraft had been practiced that openly in the 1600's some people would have been hung. He stated that 'dual religion' was practiced openly... well... ...more
Feb 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Having lived in East Anglia for three years, this book is supposed to answer questions why bottles were built into houses, and what symbols meant on houses we saw. So far, interesting.
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Nigel Campbell Pennick, born 1946 in Guildford, Surrey, England in the United Kingdom, an author publishing on occultism, magic, natural magic, divination, subterranea, rural folk customs, traditional performance and Celtic art as well as runosophy.
He is a writer on marine species as well as an occultist and geomancer, artist and illustrator, stained-glass designer and maker, musician and mummer.

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