Many people who practised magic compiled their own notebooks of spells and charms. Although no book of magic associated with the Pendle witches has survived, this is an imagining of what a book written by Jennet Device might have been like.
The spells are based on authentic records, but are of course for entertainment only, as a reflection of our ancestors’ traditional beliefs. For more information about their sources and the history of folk magic, see my book ‘Wicked Enchantments: A History of the Pendle Witches and their Magic’ (Palatine Books, 2010)
In this fabulous book by Traditional West Country witch, Gemma Gary – available in paperback for the first time – readers will find thirteen rites for both the ‘lone’ practitioner and the assembled companie – rites of vision, sacred compact, dedication, initiation, consecration, empowerment, protection, illumination, union, transformation and devotion.