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Gypsy Sorcery And Fortune Telling

by

Charles Godfrey Leland

Late President of the Gypsy-Lore Society

London: T. Fisher Unwin

1891

ILLUSTRATED BY INCANTATIONS, SPECIMENS OF MEDICAL MAGIC, ANECDOTES, TALES

 


PREFACE
CHAPTER I

  • THE ORIGIN OF WITCHCRAFT, SHAMANISM, AND SORCERY--VINDICTIVE AND MISCHIEVOUS MAGIC

CHAPTER II

  • CHARMS AND CONJURATIONS TO CURE THE DISORDERS OF GROWN PEOPLE

CHAPTER III

  • GYPSY CONJURATIONS AND EXORCISMS--THE CURE OF CHILDREN-HUNGARIAN GYPSY SPELLS--A CURIOUS OLD ITALIAN "SECRET"--THE MAGIC VIRTUE OF GARLIC--A FLORENTINE INCANTATION LEARNED FROM A WITCH--LILITH, THE CHILD-STEALER, AND QUEEN OF THE WITCHES

CHAPTER IV

  • SOUTH SLAVONIAN AND OTHER GYPSY WITCH-LORE.--THE WORDS FOR A WITCH--VILAS AND THE SPIRITS OF EARTH AND AIR-WITCHES, EGGSHELLS, AND EGG-LORE-EGG PROVERBS--OVA DE CRUCIBUS

CHAPTER V

  • CHARMS OR CONJURATIONS TO CURE OR PROTECT ANIMALS

CHAPTER VI

  • OF PREGNANCY AND CHARMS, OR FOLK-LORE CONNECTED WITH IT--BOAR'S TEETH AND CHARMS FOR PREVENTING THE FLOW OF BLOOD

CHAPTER VII

  • THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY--LOVE-CHARMS--SHOES AND LOVE-POTIONS, OR PHILTRES

CHAPTER VIII

  • ROUMANIAN AND TRANSYLVANIAN SORCERIES AND SUPERSTITIONS, CONNECTED WITH THOSE OF THE GYPSIES

CHAPTER IX

  • THE RENDEZVOUS OR MEETINGS OF WITCHES, SORCERERS, AND VILAS--A CONTINUATION OF SOUTH SLAVONIAN GYPSY-LORE

CHAPTER X

  • OF THE HAUNTS, HOMES, AND HABITS OF WITCHES IN THE SOUTH SLAVIC LANDS--BOGEYS AND HUMBUGS

CHAPTER XI

  • GYPSY WITCHCRAFT--THE MAGICAL POWER WHICH IS INNATE IN ALL MEN AND WOMEN--HOW IT MAY BE CULTIVATED AND DEVELOPED--THE PRINCIPLES OF FORTUNE-TELLING

CHAPTER XII

  • ROMANCE BASED ON CHANCE, OR HOPE, AS REGARDS THE FUTURE-FOLK--AND SORCERY-LORE--AUTHENTIC INSTANCES OF GYPSY PREDICTION

CHAPTER XIII

  • PROVERBS REFERRING TO WITCHES, GYPSIES, AND FAIRIES

CHAPTER XIV

  • A GYPSY MAGIC SPELL--HOKKANI BĀSO--LELLIN DUDIKABIN, OR THE GREAT SECRET--CHILDREN'S RHYMES AND INCANTATIONS--TEN LITTLE INDIAN BOYS AND TEN LITTLE ACORN GIRLS OF MARCELLUS BURDIGALENSI


CHAPTER XV

  • GYPSY AMULETS

CHAPTER XVI

  • GYPSIES, TOADS, AND TOAD-LORE