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not in any way recommending or attesting to the veracity or usefullness
of any material contained in any of the listed books. I have found
John (Ballantrae) to be an excellent source of out-of-print material
and there have been very few books that I have requested that he has
not been able to locate and I hope that he will be a valuable resource
for the members of this forum also.
I am sending you a descriptive listing of a number of
BALLANTRAE REPRINTS that you may find of interest and
use. We publish approximately five hudred different titles
in such areas as:
Celts and Druids
Folklore and Customs
Health and Healing
Origins of Man
Religions, Ancient and Modern
Sex and Sex Worship
Templars and Rosicrucians
If you wish to purchase any of the books on this list,
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A complete catalogue is available for $2.00.
We are expanding our selection all the time. Let us know
if there are any books you have not been able to find and we
shall see what we can do.
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10 George Street North
L6X 1R2 CANADA
BOOK OF CHARMS AND TALISMANS - Sepharial. History and background
of magical talismans and charms with illustrations and directions on how
to make talismans for success, prosperity, etc. 118pp $8.75 US
BOOK OF WITCHES (1908) O.M. Hueffer. "I have sought to show whence
the witch came and why, as well as what she was and is; to point out,
further, how necessary she is and must be to the happiness of mankind, and
how great the responsibility of those who, disbelieving in her themselves,
seek to infect others with thier scepticism." x+333pp $23.25 US.
BRITISH GOBLINS (1880) Wirt SIkes. Welsh Folk-Lore, Fairy Mythology,
Legends and Traditions. "In a certain sense Wales may be spoken of as the
cradle of fairy legend. It is not now disputed that from the Welsh were
borrowed many of the first subjects of composition in the literature of all
the cultivated peoples of Europe." xvi+412pp $28.50 US
CAT IN THE MYSTERIES OF RELIGION AND MAGIC M.Oldfield Howey.
"The Cat, like the Serpent, conveys, though necessarily imperfectly, the
thought that God is all... The Cat is the symbol of Good and Evil, of Light
and of Darkness, of Christ and of Satan, of Religion and of Black Magic, of
Sun and of Moon, of Father, Mother and Son." 254pp. $17.50 US
CRYSTAL GAZING (1924) Theodore Besterman. A study in the History,
Distribution, Theory and Practice of Scrying. viii+183pp $13.25 US
DAEMONOLOGIE IN FORME OF A DIALOGUE (1597) "The fearefull
aboundage at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaves of the
Devill, the WItches or enchaunters, hath moved me (beloved reader) to
dispatch in post, this following treatise of mine...." The author is seeking
to prove that Satanism and suchlike do exist and that they ought to be
punished. 94pp $6.75 US
DEMONOLOGY AND DEVIL LORE (1881) M.D. Conway. A wealth of
research on Demonology and Devil Lore from East and West, North and
South, from the past and distant past.
Volume 1. Chapters on Demons of Hunger, Heat, Cold, Elements,
Animals, Barrenness, Obstacles, Darkness, etc. Decline of Demons, The
Serpent, The Worm, The Dragon Slayer, etc. xvi+428pp $29.50 US
Volume 2. Chapters on Diabolism, Ahriman, Elohim and Jehovah,
Paradise and the Serpent, Eve, Lilith, War in Heaven, War on Earth, The
Holy Ghost, Antichrist, The Curse on Knowledge, etc. xii+478pp $32.50 US
DEVILS (1904) J Charles Wall. "The mosaic here displayed makes but a
very imperfect picture of a widely distributed subject; yet...there may be
found sufficient remains to indicate the original design conceived in the
minds of men of past generations". Chapters on Devils, Origin of the Devil,
Hell, Proverbs, Legends, etc. x+152pp $11.50 US
DOWSING (1939) W.H. Trinder. The theory and practice of dowsing
xiv+137pp $9.75 US
ELIZABETHAN DEMONOLOGY (1880) Thomas Alfred Spalding, LL. B. An
essay in illustration in trhe belief in the existance of Devils, and
the powers possessed by them, as it was generally held during the period
of the Reformation and the Times immediately succeeding; with special
reference to Shakespeare and his works. xii+151pp $11.50
ENCIRCLED SERPENT - M. Oldfield Howey. A study of Serpent Worship
in all countries and ages. Chapters on The Caduceus; The Serpent and the
Tree; Women Serpent SUbduers; The Brazen Serpent; The Great Red Dragon,
etc. xii+411pp $27.00 US
HISTORY OF THE DEVIL AND THE IDEA OF EVIL (1900) Dr. Paul Carus.
The Devil form the earliest times to the present day. Chapters on Devil
Worship, ANcient Egypt, Israel, Buddism, Demonology of Northern Europe,
the Inquisition etc. xvi +496pp $33.25 US
INQUISITION OF THE MIDDLE AGES (1887) Henry Cahrles Lea. The
Organization and Operation of the Inquisition. Eight chapters from the
classic three volume "History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages". From
this book emerges a comprehensive and vivid picture of a system which, as
Lea points out, "might well seem the invention of demons, and was fitly
characterized...as the Road to Hell". vi+260pp $18.75 US
MATERIALS TOWARDS A HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT (1890) Henry Charles Lea.
PART ONE - THE OLDER BELIEFS
A The Powers of Evil
B Magic and Sorcery
C Popular Beliefs Accepted by Churchmen
PART TWO - HOW THE WITCH THEORY DEVELOPED
A Assimilation of Sorcery to Heresy
B Witch Trials to the Middle of the 16th Century
C Treatises of Witchcraft to 1550.
D Views of the Protestant Reformers
E Mysticism and Witchcraft.
PART THREE - THE DELUSION AT ITS HEIGHT
A Its Promoters and Critics
B Witchcraft as viewed by Secular Law.
C Witchcraft Literature of the Roman Inquisition.
D Demoniacal Possession
E Witchcraft by Regions
PART FOUR - THE DECLINE OF WITCHCRAFT
A Witchcraft and the Philosophers
B Witchcraft and Moral Theologians
C The Final Controversies
D Surival Into Later Times.
Volume 1 xlvii+434pp $31.00 US
Volume 2 603pp $38.75 US
Volume 3 509pp $33.00 US
OBSERVATIONS ON THE POPULAR ANTIQUITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN (1853)
John Brand, M.A. Chiefly illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar and
Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions. A wealth of
Information on customs, traditions, holiday celebrations, etc.
Volume 1 xx+539pp $36.00 US
Volume 2 vi+522pp $34.25 US
Volume 3 iv+499pp $32.75 US
PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN CREED: THEIR ORIGIN AND MEANING - Edward Carpenter
"The main Christian Doctrines and festivals, besides a great mass of
affiliated legend and ceremonial, are really quite derived from, and
related to, preceding Nature worships; and it has only been by a good
deal of deliberate mystification and falsification that this derivation
has been kept out of sight". 318pp $20.75 US
SACRED BEE IN ANCIENT TIMES AND FOLKLORE - Hilda M. Ransome. 308pp $21.00 US
SATAN'S INVISIBLE WORLD DISCOVERS (1789) George Sinclair. A Choice
Collection of Modern Relations, Proving eveidently, against the Atheists
of this present Age, that there are Devils, Spirits, Witches, and
Apparitions, from authentic Records and Attestations of Witnesses of
undoubted veracity. To which is added that Marvellous History of Major
Wier and his Sister, the Witches of Bargarran, Pittenweem, Calder &c.
vii+174pp $12.95 US
SEX SYMBOLISM IN RELIGION (1922) J.B. Hannay. "All the Ideas in the Bible,
the nature of the Gods, the stories of creation, miracles, life and death,
the manner of sacrificing, worshipping, vowing, building altars, arks,
dress, altar furniture, and symbolism - in fact the entire religion as taught
us in the Bible - are absolutely and totaqlly founded upon and saturated with
Pallism; and the Phallic cult is that on which Christianity has been founded.
Phallism is sex symbolism, and all creative power in a god is symbolized by
the actual facts of creation of life in nature by means of the organs of sex.
In my preface to Christianity I wrote, 'Any work on the symbolism of
religion, without treating its pahllic basis, would be like Hamlet without
the Prince of Denmark".
Volume 1 ii+540pp $35.00 US
Volume 2 644pp $40.75 US
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