The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York$65.00
The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York
by Charles Godfrey Leland
Introduction by Professor Robert Mathiesen
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED, The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York (offered in three different finishes below), a handwritten, illustrated manuscript penned by Charles Godfrey Leland, may be the first modern Book of Shadows. Originally created for Leland's personal use, The Witches' Almanac is pleased to announce publication of a full color facsimile complete with text transcript and Leland's extensive original artwork.
The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York purports to be the full account of Witchcraft as practiced in medieval England but in truth, it is Leland's imaginative recreation. Based on Leland's years of prodigious research, the structure of this work leaves room for readers to create their own practice firmly rooted in tradition, yet also responsive to twenty-first century needs and sensibilities. The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York will be treasured by Pagans, Witches, scholars, and anyone fascinated by the legends and lore of Old England.