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The Book of English Magic


Philip Carr-Gomm & Richard Heygate


Magic runs through the veins of English history and culture from the earliest Arthurian legends to the novels of Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, and from the Druids to Queen Elizabeth I's astrologer Dr Dee. Yet most people have no idea of the central role magic has played in England's past, and still plays today. Through experiments to try and places to visit, as well as an historical exploration of magic and interviews with leading magicians, The Book Of English Magic will introduce you to the extraordinary world that lies just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.


* How to plot a ley line

* How to dowse for water

* Learn the Druid tree alphabet

* How to cast an Anglo-Saxon rune

* How to perform a spell with candle magic

* Learn about alchemy