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Night of the Witches
Night of the Witches
Folklore, Traditions & Recipes for Celebrating Walpurgis Night

By: Linda Raedisch
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738720586
English  |  240 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 IN
Pub Date: February 2011
Price: $15.95 US,  $18.50 CAN
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Most Celtic Pagans celebrate Beltane on May Day, but few honor the evening before Beltane. Walpurgis Night, historically important to Germanic Pagans, needs to be reintroduced. After you read this book, your April 30th will never be the same!


Night of the Witches is the most complete book about Walpurgis Night ever published. It’s loaded with the history and lore of the festival, including how it has changed from a fertility festival to a children’s night of fun and treats. Included is information on goddesses, herbal lore, and numerous delicious recipes from Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, and more. You’ll discover the Old World Witches, broomstick lore, the Ash Wife and the Wolf Crone, and even the secrets of the Christian saint Walburga.


Included are guides for activities including how to celebrate the eve- ning with children, games to play, and crafts such as costuming, tooth- pick Futhark, Witch boxes, and more.


Traditionally, when performing magic, a practitioner has an altar of some sort on which to work. The altar, of course, can be anything from an elaborately carved table to a dresser top or even just a cleared section of kitchen counter; any available space can be utilized as long as it is large enough to hold the necessary tools and spell items. An... read this article
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