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Gypsy sorcery and fortune telling : Illustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, tales

Author: Charles Godfrey Leland
Publisher: New Hyde Park, N.Y. : University Books, 1963, ©1962.
Series: Library of the mystic arts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Godfrey Leland
OCLC Number: 943289
Notes: Reprint of the 1891 edition, with an introduction by Margery Silver.
Description: xxxiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The origin of witchcraft, shamanism, and sorcery ; Vindictive and mischievous magic --
2. Charms and conjurations to cure the disorders of grown people ; Hungarian gypsy magic --
3. Gypsy conjurations and exorcisms ; The cure of children ; Hungarian gypsy spells ; A curious old Italian "secret" ; The magic virtue of garlic ; A Florentine incantation ; Learned from a witch ; Lilith, the child-stealer, and queen of the witches --
4. South Slavonian and other gypsy witch-lore ; The words for a witch ; Vilas and the spirits of earth and air ; Witches, egg-shells, and egg-lore ; Egg proverbs ; Ova de crucibus --
5. Charms or conjurations to cure or protect animals --
6. Of pregnancy and charms or folk-lore connected with it ; Boar's teeth and charms for preventing the flow of blood --
7. The recovery of stolen property ; Love-charms ; Shoes and love-potions or philtres --
8. Roumanian and Transylvanian sorceries and superstitions connected with those of the gypsies --
9. The rendezvous or meetings of witches, sorcerers, and vilas ; A continuation of south Slavonian gypsy-lore --
10. Of the haunts, homes, and habits of witches in the south Slavic lands ; Bogeys and humbugs --
11. Gypsy witchcraft ; The magical power which is innate in all men and women: how it may be cultivated and developed ; The principles of fortune-telling --
12. Fortune-telling (continued) ; Romance based on chance, or hope, as regards the future ; Folk- and sorcery-lore ; Authentic instances of gypsy prediction --
13. Proverbs referring to witches, gypsies, and fairies --
14. A gypsy magic spell ; Hokkani baro ; Lellin dudikabin, or the great secret ; Children's rhymes and incantations ; Ten little Indian boys and ten little acorn girls of Marcellus Burdigalensis --
15. Gypsy amulets --
16. Gypsies, toads, and toad-lore.
Series Title: Library of the mystic arts.
Responsibility: by Charles Godfrey Leland.

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