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SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jim BakerIssance magi I personally had always thought of the Cunning Folk Poor Uneducated Healers On uneducated healers on outskirts of societyThe is anything but a light read and took me way longer to read than most books but it was infinitely ascinating and greatly rewarding to do so The book provides the best showcase of the Cunning Folks their practices and their way of life while also providing the most complete praxis on usable Cunning Folk Magick that anyone can get their hands on a magick that is almost 500 years old The book is White Water full of healing geomancy treasure hunting astrology curses dream interpretation charms spells spirit conjuration and geomancy For those who are interested in historical magick or want to learn about a tradition that deeply influenced modern witchcraft this book will not disappoint you An extraordinary academic look at historic conjure and cunning men. Actices as a living tradition over a three hundred andifty year span is explored in depth illustrating their practical and contemporary nature The analogous practices of African American conjure and root work are also discussed and offer insights into oral ragments of Cunning practices lost to history presenting a compelling example of how modernity modifies tradition Referencing dozens of Cunning men and women and their practices this work offers a uniue glimpse into magical history and the opportunity or readers to women and their practices this work offers a uniue glimpse into magical history and the opportunity or readers to the practical essence of Cunning Magi. E Cunning Folk s
mind they were the good guys and the witches were the bad guys As a non Abrahamicthey were the good guys and the witches were the bad guys As a non Abrahamic I didn t ind any of their beliefs offensive but instead Sleep with the Fishes found it vastly intriguing as there are parallels with Traditional Witchcraft beliefs justrom a different side of the coinBaker takes a very academic approach to the subject of the Cunning Folk relying solely on historical information and primary sources without romanticizing or revising the past to it any particular pre conceived narrative Many common misconceptions are dispelled and information clarified For example he writes The Cunning Folk were not a homogeneous subculture consisting mainly of poor illiterate hedge witches but rather Represented An Extended Continuum Ranging an extended continuum ranging simple village or backstreet practitioners to uite sophisticated experts who could match the achievement of educated Rena. Eived methodologies Operating at the boundaries of the law and society between medicine and magic Cunning men and women occupied a liminal role as healers charmers and magicians Drawing rom a huge range of sources the range of services offered by Cunning Folk is thoroughly expounded rom divination through astrology and geomancy to dream interpretation rom charms spells and curses to conjurations and treasure
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By Jim Baker Is AnJim Baker is an ambitious book to write and the author should be applauded on that alone Coming by Jim Baker is an extremely ambitious book to write and the author should be applauded on that alone Coming at 556 pages this book explores the history cosmology and magical practices of the Cunning Folks of Britain and America Baker shows how the Cunning Folks were magical practitioners with an Abrahamic worldview which permeated their culture and as such iltered their perception of reality and thus their magickBaker writes that There was no independent or alternative pagan social component in England by 1550 at least Influences and adaptations rom either pre Christian Britain or Greco Roman culture which were numerous either remained intellectually incoherent or generally had been modified to The Oxford New Greek Dictionary fit the Abrahamic pattern Inact most of the Cunning Folks had strongly negative beliefs about witches their nature and what they did In th. The desire to understand magic in any specific cultural context is an intellectual puzzle not only or scholars but believers Jim Baker The Cunning Man's Handbook is a monumental work of phenomenal scope and scholarship a comprehensive and challenging exploration of the practices and beliefs of Cunning Folk in Britain and America between 1550 1900 their heyday Exploring the social and theological milieu of
the period the author demonstrates the essentially Christian nature of Cunning practices presenting an illuminating discourseperiod the author demonstrates the essentially Christian nature of Cunning practices presenting an illuminating discourse the concept of magic and its perc.