Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant-Lore and Healing

An examination of every aspect of the early English approach to illness and healing, including the theory and practice of magic psychology in healing the plants used and the properties they contain Three key Old English texts are reproduced in full, accompanied by new translations Bald s Third Leechbook, Lachunga, and Old English Herbarium.
Leechcraft Early English Charms Plant Lore and Healing An examination of every aspect of the early English approach to illness and healing including the theory and practice of magic psychology in healing the plants used and the properties they contain Th

  • Title: Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant-Lore and Healing
  • Author: Stephen Pollington
  • ISBN: 9781898281238
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I have two of Pollingtons books and they are both great, as is this one. This book is mainly a HUGE in depth look at the old folk cures and herbal/plant remedies for sickness in old English times. Many of these cures, some of which have been scientificly proven as being effective, were labled Satanic, evil, withchcraft, etc and banned by witchhunting Christians. Much of this book is Pollingtons translations of the text from the original documents from old English to modern English, and he also i [...]

    2. An excellent translation and analysis of the Anglo-Saxon healing texts, including the Leechbook of Bald, Lacnunga, Old English Herbarium and several fragments. The most reliable source for information about pre-Christian British healing, though it comes from the time of the adoption of Christianity. These were, despite their strange terminology, working medical manuals-- charms and all-- and Pollington does his best to decipher the botany involved, though, as he points out, many of them borrow h [...]

    3. One of the most useful books about the Anglo-Saxon period that I own. Pollington is a man who can be relied upon for accurate, detailed and thoroughly engaging reference books and there's no exception here.We begin with a brief depiction of the era before the author moves into the area of herblore and healing. It was complicated in the Anglo-Saxon age, a mixture of the practical, Norse and Christian religion, magic, medicine and herblore, all rolled into one, yet its explanation in a simple, eas [...]

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