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Dreams of Witches.

Germany: Black Letter Press, 2022. Limited Edition/First Edition. Hardcover. "A book about the free, pagan, transgressive aspects of witches down the centuries. Free, pagan, transgressive: worshippers of Pan, devotees of Diana. The men and women who meet under a full moon in the wild woods danced, sing, made music, and made love; in the home they make potions and mutter spells, be it to curse or cure. The witch image infused the European imagination down the centuries, appearing in court records, prose, and poetry. The impulse the literature described finally became a practiced mystery religion in the twentieth century, in the form of Wicca as it coalesced in the New Forest in the 1930s and 30s. The poems and passages in this book illustrate the supportive imagination of the New Forest Coven and its most famous initiate, Gerald Gardner. They date from the late medieval period through the Edwardian age, and all were instrumental, influential - inspiring early pagans, and hopefully, too, readers today."--Publisher.
The cover design shows an elaboration of 1898 Fischblut by Gustav Klimt, his greatest work of graphic design and a seminal artistic statement for him. Its imagery embodies Klimt's metaphysical view of life as an endless floating form. Limited edition crowdfunded edition, design out of print. Fine. No DJ, as Issued. Fine. Printed and bound in Venice by Grafiche Veneziane in Night-Blue Fedrigoni Imitlin or Assuan cloth. Front and spine are decorated and titled in gold gilt, features marbled endpapers and printed on rough ivory, wood-free, age resistant paper. 8vo. 297pp. index. Item #12274

Price: $250.00

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