The Magic of the Horseshoe

With Other Folklore Notes

1899 Facsimile Edition

Robert Means Lawrence

This charming exploration of traditional magical lore takes, as its starting point, the magical uses and traditions of the horseshoe, tracing its significance through ancient cultures, and its association with magical traditions of horns, the moon, and the serpent – all with a central focus upon the magical work of protection.

Explored also are the magical virtues of fire, iron and salt, and a wealth of charms, amulets, spirit lore, animal lore, superstitions and numerological folklore.

The Magic of the Horseshoe will be a classic and valuable resource for the practitioner of traditional and folkloric operative magic.

Available in the following editions:

Paperback Edition; Gloss cover

Standard Hardback Edition; a red cased binding with back foil blocking to cover & spine, 90gsm cream paper stock, black end papers, with black head and tail bands

Size; All editions are 140mm x 213mm.

Pagination;  344 pages.


The Magic of the Horseshoe

Fortune and Luck

The Folk-Lore of Common Salt

The Omens of Sneezing

Days of Good and Evil Omen

Superstitious Dealings with Animals

The Luce of Odd Numbers

Topical Index

Paperback Edition

£15.00 plus shipping

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Standard Hardback Edition

£23.50 plus shipping

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