Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling

Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling

Charles Godfrey Leland / Oct 24, 2020

Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling Illustrated by incantations specimens of medical magic anecdotes tales This work was published when the author was nearly seventy years of age It represents twenty years collecting of spells custo

  • Title: Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling
  • Author: Charles Godfrey Leland
  • ISBN: 9780766165441
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, tales This work was published when the author was nearly seventy years of age It represents twenty years collecting of spells, customs, ceremonies, superstitions, fetishes, exorcisms, incantations and usages gathered from living sources throughout America, Europe and the East, as well as from the worksIllustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, tales This work was published when the author was nearly seventy years of age It represents twenty years collecting of spells, customs, ceremonies, superstitions, fetishes, exorcisms, incantations and usages gathered from living sources throughout America, Europe and the East, as well as from the works of earlier writers, all among the Gypsies, as regards to fortune telling, witch doctoring, love philtering and other sorcery It is illustrated by many anecdotes and instances, taken either from the works as yet very little known to the English reader, or from personal experiences.

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    About "Charles Godfrey Leland"

      • Charles Godfrey Leland

        Charles Godfrey Leland August 15, 1824 March 20, 1903 was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions Leland worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic Hans Breitmann s Ballads, fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches.


    125 Comments

    1. This review serves as a double review for not only am I evaluating a book but I am also evaluating the device I read it on. I downloaded this book off the internet in PDF form onto a Kobo reading application put out by Borders. Sometimes PDF's can be rather difficult but I have read book on Ibook and Kindles. So far Kindle and I books are great. Ibooks did a better job handling PDF'sthen did Kobo. Kobo often times changed pages with being instructed to do so. Turning pages was also difficult wit [...]


    2. Definitely a product of its time, racist and misogynist but also touching in its absolute belief in human potential, in the wonder of nature, and in the value of folklore. A source of intriguing legends and spells, but especially interesting for the access it offer to "progressive" views of the late 19th century. Sometimes I was irritated and sometimes I loved it.


    3. A thoroughly interesting and at times dark view into beliefs, black and white magic and superstitions of various indigenous peoples of Europe and beyond. The main emphasis still centers in the gypsies of Transylvania and Hungary, but a vast array of other ethnicities are referenced in brief glimpses as comparison.As this is one of Mr Leland's final works prior to his passing, the text brings forth clearly the long years of research and travel in very elaborate and enjoyable manner - taken that t [...]


    4. a very interesting book with a lot of weird stuff about the gypsy folk and witches.'s not very rich in information but it will do for the mere purpose of entertainingi left out one star off my rating for the untranslated parts around the book


    5. More Politically Incorrect Propaganda that perpetuates the dehumanizing Gypsy Stereotype."The Good Spell Book" is another Romani Spell-Book that is much more light-hearted and magical as opposed to insensitive and impairing to Romani Rights like this book.



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