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.
Of Chalk and Flint
A Way of Norfolk Magic
Of Chalk and Flint: A Way of Norfolk Magic is a celebration of the county of Norfolk and its Nameless Tradition of magic and witchcraft. The spiritual energy which informs and powers this magic wells up from the land itself and from the Chalk and Flint which have shaped the landscape, its flora, its fauna, its culture and its history. This book therefore weaves a rich tapestry of herbs and creatures, of gods, dragons, Fair Ones and merfolk, of spells, rituals and seasonal devotions. It retells some of the old stories which shape the work of the Tradition and honours the ancestors who inspire it……..
Available now to pre-order with signed bookplate
The Gnome Manuscript
Part One: Origins, Habit and Culture
In 2000, the mysterious Dutch ‘Richel-Eldermans collection’ was donated to The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle where, in 2003, a Dutch speaking student assisted in deciphering some of the written materials in the collection. It was during this process that the student discovered a fascinating manuscript concerned with Dutch gnome-folklore, and alerted the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam who were happy to receive a copy of the ‘Gnome Manuscript’, as it became known, on CD-Rom.
Another Dutch student subsequently graduated on a study of this manuscript, but still there were too many questions and mysteries concerning the information J.H.W. Eldermans collected throughout his life. The staff of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic were most interested in the contents of this manuscript, and so a decision was made to publish a series of books that present translations of the intriguing handwritten content, with comments on the origins of the manuscript and studies of the places described therein…….
News & Events:
Troy Books will be attending The Nameless Arte Conference again on 16th November 2019.
This year’s theme is Traditions and Innovations, we will be having a stall at the event and also there will be a short presentation by Gemma Gary introducing our music project ‘Music for the Devil’ performed by Morvoren Gemma Gary/Jane Cox/Anna Dowling, for more details visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/morvorenmusic/
Details and tickets for the event can be found here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-nameless-arte-conference-2019-tickets-55479666175