The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain

Overview

Fascinating, painstakingly researched study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with intriguing discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, the Celtic spirit world ? with its populations of banshees, leprechauns, brownies and a host of lesser phantoms ? and many other topics. A compelling, erudite study that will appeal to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone interested in the customs and spiritual life of ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $3.94   
  • New (7) from $5.86   
  • Used (8) from $3.94   
Sending request ...

Overview

Fascinating, painstakingly researched study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with intriguing discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, the Celtic spirit world — with its populations of banshees, leprechauns, brownies and a host of lesser phantoms — and many other topics. A compelling, erudite study that will appeal to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone interested in the customs and spiritual life of Britain's ancient Celts.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Spence (1874-1955) was one of the most prolific, if not always considered the most reliable, folklorists of his period. Here a slender volume explores the origin of the Druids and their associations with the Divine King, the Arthurian cults and the Holy Grail, second sight, spells and charms, necromancy, prophecy, reincarnation, and other topics. Rider and Co., London and New York, were the original publishers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From Barnes & Noble
The author isan expert in the field of the occult arts, and his conclusions in this book often differ from the conclusions of some scholars well-versed in Celtic history but lacking expertise in anthropology or in folk lore. The book includes theories about the origins of the Druids and their association with the cult of the Divine King, the British belief in Reincarnation, the cults of Arthur, the mystery of the Holy Grail, the question of Second Sight, Celtic spells and charms, necromancy, prophecy and divination.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486404479
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,386,595
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)