Of Chalk and Flint: A Way of Norfolk Magic is a celebration of the county of Norfolk and its Nameless Tradition of magic and witchcraft. The spiritual energy which informs and powers this magic wells up from the land itself and from the Chalk and Flint which have shaped the landscape, its flora, its fauna, its culture and its history. This book therefore weaves a rich tapestry of herbs and creatures, of gods, dragons, Fair Ones and merfolk, of spells, rituals and seasonal devotions. It retells some of the old stories which shape the work of the Tradition and honours the ancestors who inspire it. Yet it is a book for the present moment, and shows how working closely with the land can be an integral and vibrant part of modern life. While the book is focused on Norfolk, the principles of the magic explored here are applicable anywhere in in the world. Thus, this book provides a valuable resource, both for those with an interest in Norfolk, and also for anyone seeking insights into natural magic, witchcraft and working with the power of the land.
Chapter One – The Lord and Lady of Norfolk
Chapter Two – Sacred Places: Stories within the Landscape
Chapter Three – Spiritual Beings
Chapter Four – The Quest of the Year
Chapter Five – Materia Magica
Chapter Six – Magical Tools
Chapter Seven – Operative Magic
Chapter Eight – A Sense of Community: Covens, Moots and Magical Groups
Chapter Nine – A Treasury of Talent
Chapter Ten – A Harvest of Norfolk
Pagination: 378 pages + 12 pages B&W photo plates.