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Author David, Poppy, author.
Title Natural history of magick / compiled by Poppy David ; illustrated by Jessica Roux.
Pub Info London, England, U.K. : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2021.
book jacket
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 133.4 DAV     AVAILABLE
Descript 63 pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 32 cm.
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Series Folklore field guides
Contents A brief history of magick. Magick in ancient Egypt; Magick in the classical age; Across the African continent; The magic of the Middle East; Modern magic -- Different types of magick. Divination; Cartomancy and tarot reading; Astrology; Numerology; Charms; Weather control; Alchemy; Potions -- Sources of magick. The Sun; The Moon; Earth, fire, air and water; Crystals; Amulets and talismans -- Powerful plants -- Sacred trees -- Wand trees -- Familiars -- Ley lines -- The most magical of days -- Magical scripts -- Magical paraphernalia.
Summary "A follow up to A Natural History of Fairies, this scrapbook compendium offers a window into the Natural History of Magick. Over his lifetime, the botanist Professor Gessner has discovered something astounding - not only does magic exist, it is all around us, in the sunshine, in the changing of the seasons, in the plants and air around us. This book compiles all his findings including how to read the signs of magic in the plants and natural fabric of our world and how channel magic ourselves. Children will be transfixed by his detailed discoveries all noted down in exquisite and beautifully illustrated detail. This enchantingly illustrated natural history of magick, compiled in the 1920s by the globetrotting naturalist Professor Conrad Gessner for his grandson, is now unveiled for readers of today. Featuring a gold foil-embossed cloth cover, a ribbon marker and sprayed gold edges, this gorgeous volume is filled with intriguing sketches and precise notes detailing the secret world of magic, a natural force hidden all around us. Inside, you will discover the history of magic and its dazzling array of practices around the globe. Delight in this hidden world as you learn about these and more topics: Different types of magic (Explore divination, tarot reading, astrology, numerology, alchemy and more.); Powerful plants (Peppermint is fantastic for cleansing, and also known to ward off vampires.); Wand trees (Apple tree wands are helpful in matters of love and fertility while beech is best for scholars using wordy spells.); Familiars (Choose the perfect magical companion. If you love to gossip, you might choose a ferret as your familiar or, for improved thinking, an owl.); The most magical of days (Discover the power and stories of Imbolc, the solstices, All Hallows' Eve and more.); Magical scripts (Learn about the secret languages used through history for communicating with the spirit world). With this precious scrapbook as your guide, tap into the powerful energies that will help you harness your own magic"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Magic -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author Roux, Jessica. illustrator.
Related To ebook version : 9780711260283
ISBN 0711260273
9780711260252 (hardcover)
0711260257 (hardcover)
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