Telesco, Patricia. Folkways: Reclaiming the Magic and Wisdom. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1995). Indexed. Bibliography. Illustrations. ISBN: 0-87542-787-1.

Like the author's Victorian Grimoire, Folkways is an excellent compendium of folk wisdoms and advice on modern applications. Telesco has compiled a host of superstitions, folk beliefs and religious observances on a wide variety of topics, including amulets, animals, color, stones, numbers, knots, luck and magic, and kitchen and garden lore. As usual, Telesco combines a solid knowledge of her sources with creative suggestions for modern pagan use of these folkways. Excellent index; bibliography. Highly recommended as a reference book for anyone using the power of long-held beliefs and superstitions in their magick.


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