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By J. Roper

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Charms, Charmers, and fascinating brings jointly the paintings of lots of state-of-the-art key students within the box of verbal captivating. The essays it includes disguise vernacular magical texts and perform from Malaysia to Madagascar, and from England to Estonia. because the so much complete choice of examine on charms, charmers, and captivating on hand within the English language, it varieties an important reader at the subject.

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SKVR XII2 :6024. Kittilä. 1920. J. Paulaharju 8578 – Johan Aapraham Koskama or Takalo, alias ‘Jans Päkki’, 82 years old) 3 4 Topics and Issues in Charms Studies This account is just one of thousands of descriptions of magical harm3 dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. g. Davies 1999; de Blécourt 1999; Gijswijt-Hofstra 1999). Nearly all rural nineteenth-century Finnish villages appear to have contained witches, healers and quarrelsome neighbors who believed they were able to cause each other magical harm.

258. 2. S. Anthony Barnett, The Story of Rats: Their Impact On Us, And Our Impact On Them, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2001, pp. 56–62. 3. Barnett, pp. 62–3. 4. Newell, William Wells, ‘Conjuring Rats’, Journal of American Folklore, 5:16 (1892), 23–32. 5. MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin, ‘The Pied Piper’, Folklore 66:4 (1955), 432. 26 Topics and Issues in Charms Studies 6. Chambers, Robert, Popular Rhymes of Scotland, p. 339, quoted by Newell, 25–6. 7. v. ‘Maussegen’. 8. Giraldus Cambrensis, Topography of Ireland, ch.

Pielisjärvi. 1961. Hilda Pesonen TK 75: 15 – Tiina Lyhykäinen, born circa 1875) Impoverished and itinerant members of the community, both men and women, were also able to arouse fear and respect in others by presenting themselves as quick to take offence, telling stories of their frightening 12 Topics and Issues in Charms Studies feats of sorcery, and carrying around ‘magic’ bundles and pouches. A man from Eastern Finland who wrote to the Finnish Literature Society in the 1920s described the typical contents of such magic pouches as: ‘small bones, three snake heads obtained in spring before St.

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