Treading the Mill

Workings in Traditional Witchcraft

We are pleased to announce, a new revised edition of ‘Treading the Mill – Workings in Traditional Witchcraft’ by Nigel G. Pearson.

First published as ‘Treading the Mill – Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft’, this new edition of Nigel G. Pearson’s popular book is presented with a new chapter, revised text and is complimented with photography from the author and new imagery.

With a new introduction for the second edition, and the original introduction, the book’s chapters are arranged as follows:

Hallowing the Compass; Tools, Calling the Directions, Content of the Rite, Closing Statement & Thanksgiving, Honouring the Directions, Opening/Dismissing the Compass, Place of Working, Examples. Wand Crafting; What is a Wand?

Aspects of Traditional Tree Lore, Dryads, Types of Wood, Some Native Trees, Cutting Wood for Magical Purposes, Creating your Wand, Finishing Off your Wand, A Hallowing Rite. Spell Crafting. What is a Spell? Verbal Charms and Chants, Herbal Magic and Wortcunning, Simples, Potions, Oils and Lotions, Elemental & Nature Magic. Censing the Sacred; History & Background, Practical Applications of Incense, Incense Burning, Incense Materials, Incense Blending, Formulae, A Rite of Offering. Entering the Twilyte; Some Definitions, Personal Protection, Focus and Attention, Accumulating Power, Trance Working, Soul Flight or Transvection. Spirit Working; Spirits of the Natural World, Spirits of Home and Hearth, Concerning Familiars, The Fetch Body, The Ancestors and the Mighty Dead, The Elvenkind or Faerie Folk. Approaching the Powers; The God, King of the Wildwood, Walking the Way, The Lord of the Mound, Entering the Maze, The Master of Light, Calling the Master, The Goddess, The Great Queen, Addressing the Dame, The Black Goddess, Watching the Stars Below, Approaching the Power, A Rite of Self-Dedication to the Old Power. Selected Bibliography and Suggested Reading List

Available in the following editions:

Paperback Edition; Gloss laminate cover

Standard Hardback Edition; Buttermilk 120gsm matt, textured dust jacket over a black case binding with gold foil blocking to spine, 90gsm white paper stock, red endpapers, with red head and tail bands.

Special Edition; a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered examples, bound in black and beautifully grained recycled leather fibers material, with gold foil blocking to the front and spine, 90gsm white paper stock, red endpapers, with red head and tail bands. Sold Out

Black Edition; a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered examples in Royal format 234 x 156mm, bound in beautifully grained black recycled leather fibres, with black foil blocking to the front and spine, red end papers, with red head and tail bands. 90gsm white paper stock.

Fine Edition; a limited edition of 15 hand bound examples bound in red goat leather with gold foil blocking to the front and spine. This edition will be issued within a fully lined black library buckram slip-case, blind embossed to the front. Sold Out

Size; All editions are Royal format 234 x 156mm. 264 pages with 16 pages of black and white photo plates.

Pagination;  264 pages illustrated with line drawings, plus 16 pages of black and white photographic plates.

Contents:

Acknowledgements.

Introduction to the 2nd. and 1st. Editions.

Chapter 1. Hallowing the Compass
Tools
Calling the Directions
Content of the Rite
Closing Statement & Thanksgiving
Honouring the Directions
Opening/Dismissing the Compass
Place of Working
Examples.

Chapter 2. WandCrafting
What is a Wand?
Aspects of Traditional Tree Lore
Dryads
Types of Wood
Some Native Trees
Cutting Wood for Magical Purposes
Creating your Wand
Finishing Off your Wand
A Hallowing Rite.

Chapter 3. SpellCrafting.
What is a Spell?
Verbal Charms and Chants
Herbal Magic and Wortcunning
Simples, Potions, Oils and Lotions
Elemental & Nature Magic.

Chapter 4. Censing the Sacred.
History & Background
Practical Applications of Incense
Incense Burning
Incense Materials
Incense Blending
Formulae
A Rite of Offering.

Chapter 5. Entering the Twilyte.
Some Definitions
Personal Protection
Focus and Attention
Accumulating Power
Trance Working
Soul Flight or Transvection.

Chapter 6. SpiritWorking.
Spirits of the Natural World
Spirits of Home and Hearth
Concerning Familiars
The Fetch Body
The Ancestors and the Mighty Dead
The Elvenkind or Faerie Folk.

Chapter 7. Approaching the Powers.
The God
King of the Wildwood
Walking the Way
The Lord of the Mound
Entering the Maze
The Master of Light
Calling the Master
The Goddess
The Great Queen
Addressing the Dame
The Black Goddess
Watching the Stars Below
Approaching the Power
A Rite of Self-Dedication to the Old Power.

Selected Bibliography and Suggested Reading List.

Paperback Edition

£15.50 plus shipping

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Standard Hardback Edition

£28.00 plus shipping

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Black Edition

£36.00 plus shipping

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Special Edition

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Fine Limited Edition

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