The Devil's Plantation", by Nigel G. Pearson. Standard Harback
Sub-titled East Anglian Lore, Witchcraft and Folk-Magic, this book takes its name from the lost ‘black book’ of a Cambridgeshire witch, and plots of land sacrificed unto the spirits and the Old One himself, Nigel Pearson’s ‘The Devil’s Plantation’ guides us through the witchcraft, old magic and folklore of East Anglia. This is an ancient landscape, and a melding pot for the beliefs culture and magic of the various peoples who have inhabited it over its long history. And yet, until very recently East Anglia has been a land ‘set apart’ and isolated amidst impassable marshes, Fens and uncleared Forests. Thus East Anglia is a landscape in which ‘the good folk’, land drakes, land wights, meremaids, giants, spectral hounds, saintly miracles, wort Cunning, toad lore, folk magic and indeed witchcraft have been nurtured and continue to play a part in the lives of the people of what has aptly been named ‘Witch Country’.
Pagination: 272 pages, plus 16 pages of photographic plates plus line drawings and figures by Gemma Gary
Introduction to the 2nd. and 1st. Editions.
Chapter 1. Hallowing the Compass
Chapter 2. WandCrafting
Chapter 3. SpellCrafting.
Chapter 4. Censing the Sacred.
Chapter 5. Entering the Twilyte.
Chapter 6. SpiritWorking.
Chapter 7. Approaching the Powers.