New additions to the Museum library

New additions to the Museum library

The Museum library has over 8000 titles in it.  This includes DVDs, VHS, audio, magazines, journals and books, books, books!  You are very welcome to book some time in the library.  It is free to use for everyone but is available by prior appointment only.  You can search all our titles here to prepare for your visit: http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/search/  Simply enter a word, tick the library button and click on “go”.

We are always receiving donations and purchasing books for research and based on recommendations.  Here are a couple of recent additions which we will be cataloguing in the next few days…

This book of essays on early modern England includes a chapter on Anne Jeffries, a young woman who was accused of witchcraft after communicating with fairies.  She came from St Teath in Cornwall which is less than ten miles from the Museum.  

The book below was recommended to us by a visitor from New Zealand.  There is a house in New Zealand which has a complete Golden Dawn Vault of the Adepts in it.  The visitor saw our current exhibition (which includes a sketch drawn by Steffi Grant of the ceiling and floor of the Vault according) and told us about this house and book.  Fascinating that one still exists!

Lastly, the Museum library now has a copy of John Hope’s new book on sabbatic circle casting titled The Circle of the Quiet Night.

The book is hardback, gloss dust jacket, 50 pages, and is a limited edition of 49 hand numbered copies.
The book’s contents list is as follows:
 
Introduction………………………………………….4 
Overview………………………………………….9 
Basic Formula………………………………………….12 
The Circle and the Self………………………………………….19 
Training Exercises………………………………………….23 
Deities at the Boundary………………………………………….36 
Fear & Self Defence………………………………………….39 
Sweeping the Circle………………………………………….42 
Afterword………………………………………….46 
Appendix………………………………………….47 
 

So whether it is tales of Cornish witchcraft and fairies, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in New Zealand or the use of circles in sabbatic work, the Museum library really does have something for everyone!  We are always expanding our collection to reflect the variety of magical practices both historical and contemporary.

 

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