Welcome to Troy Books
We are an independent publisher specialising in the traditions of operative magic, ceremonial occultism, witchcraft, regional folklore and custom. Our books are presented in formats ranging from unlimited paperbacks to limited edition fine bindings.
Introducing Troy Esoterica; our new outlet for esoteric arts and artefacts including the new talismanic jewellery range by Gemma Gary, and other ritual and magical items and ephemera…..
Spells from the Wise
An Introduction to the West Country
Deep within the winding corridors of Boscastle’s Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, a low humble door and two small windows allow visitors a glimpse into another world. Here, a kindly old woman sits at her table within the whitewashed rough stone walls of her cottage. A small fire glows in the large open hearth, strange substances, herbs and magical charms adorn the shelves and hang from the low wooden beams, whilst in the shadows, various creatures lurk and keep her company: for this is the cottage of a wise woman of yesteryear.
The wise woman, or Old Joan as she is known, speaks to her visitors of the ways of her trade, reciting many traditional 19th century charms and spells along the way that were once a feature of life in the small villages of Devon and Cornwall.
In Spells from the Wise Woman’s Cottage, folklorist Steve Patterson gives us these very charms and spells, and guides us through their history and meaning.
The cottage tableaux itself, the history of its construction, artefacts, and the fascinating stories behind the genuine familiar spirits who reside there are all revealed within the pages of this book………
Available now to order
Horns of the Moon
Techniques in Traditional Magical Arts
Following on from The Willow Path – Witchcraft, Hermetics & The Hidden Wisdom of the Magical Arts We present to you here Horns of the Moon – Techniques in Traditional Magical Arts
“By hare and hound
By fish and otter,
By grain that falls for the hen to devour.
With dragons red and white,
We climb the mountain in the night!”
So begins an enchantment drawing the Witch into realms seldom experienced by most people. Horns of the Moon is the second book in The Geassa trilogy, describing techniques in Traditional magical arts. Procedures designed to bring one in contact with other worlds not normally perceived, and with the beings who inhabit these.
Horns of the Moon, presents detailed instructions and ritual practices that continue the training of the Traditional Witch. Beginning with the differences between the ‘natural Witch’ compared to those who need to cultivate their abilities we examine the importance of training; working solo as well as with others; to learning the art of merging and becoming. Beyond this the book discusses:
• Traveling in Spirit, Sending Forth the Fetch, and how to enter different realms and realities at will.
• How to interact with otherworld beings and spirits tied to one’s locale;
• Cycles of time weaving in patterns of power that influence magical practices, including the twenty-eight Ladies of the Moon;
• Basque and Strega Moon Water, as well as the Witches Condenser from traditional sources;
• The use of sound, enchantments and Words of Power in the Art;
• Ritual possession, as “the Mare”, in Traditional Witchcraft, and much more………
Available to pre-order now with signed book plate