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Would you like to increase your prosperity, secure the love of the man or woman of your dreams, seek protection from evil forces or grumpy neighbours, catch a liar or raise the dead? If so, the Sorcerer‘s Screed is just the book for you.

The spells in this book have been adherent to Scandinavian history and culture for centuries and Icelanders have been using magic spells f
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Paperback, Third, 182 pages
Published July 17th 2015 by Lesstofan (first published 1940)
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Scott Frank
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
It's interesting - basically, a reprint of an Icelandic grimoire published in the 1940s, whose author claimed that the 1940s version was a reprint (essentially) of bits of other, more ancient grimoires he and other Icelanders had in their possessions. The staves (rune-spells) are interesting, what drops this from a 4-star to a 3 for me is that I'd love more context of what led them to reprint this, or history of the original author and his works, other than "he was sort of crazy but really inter ...more
Anna
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A real gamut of spells, charms and curses here. Everything from winning a chess match to making a thief vomit up all the food he’s stolen from you. Some of the staves have lots of information; some have no information at all. More background would be interesting.
Jonesy
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a very pretty book and was really fun to look through. I do wish there had been much more historical background since there was barely any, but it at least gave me the right things to google to find out more about the history of sorcery in Iceland.
Caressa
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
An interesting addition to any magical collection. Most of the staves were unrelatable to todays desires, and very male oriented, but still fascinating and worth checking out.
Luke
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a weird little book, a hodgepodge of truly historical content and original content by the author (so historical in that it’s from the 1940s) with very little indication of which is which and what exactly the historical context is. It’s great fun to read, and you’ll get a lot of words and concepts you can look up elsewhere as a jumping-off point.

A few caveats on who would be interested in this:
If you’re interested primarily in modern, practical occult practices, this one won’t provide;
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J.M. Simmons
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! Loved it!
seumas
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-library
No review is necessary. Speaks for itself.
Koya
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Absolutely marvelous.
Pedro Costa
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a daring book with an important sense of criticism and analysis, not simply a handbook of sigils and staves. There's also an interesting part on the History of magic in Iceland. ...more
Lys
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scandinavian
did not know I needed a colic stave but eh, gonna save this one
Gabija
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm really at a loss as to how to rate this book. Coming from the anthropological perspective, it's short of perfect to say the least - well, to someone of my (clearly insufficient) backround knowledge of Icelandic occult traditions. And I would have really loved to use this tome to increase that knowledge. By that I mean, this book is fully packed with instructions "how to", but is very elusive as to "why" and "what for", as if it was obvious to all concerned why someone would need to inscribe ...more
A.R. Beckert
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fascinating stuff! Found some things that matched other research I did. If you're looking for a book ABOUT Icelandic magic, you'll be disappointed, but if you're looking for runes, spells, and staves this is perfect! ...more
Arith Härger
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've made a review on this book in video format which can be seen right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDRAO... ...more
Cameron
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A really beautiful, fascinating read.
Kim
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An amazing gift from a Secret Santa in Iceland. Savored every minute of this amazing historical gem.
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