Svartkonst-Bocker - Dr. Thomas K. Johnson
Dr. Thomas K. Johnson's Svartkonst-Bocker: A Compendium of the Swedish Black Art Book Tradition is a comprehensive, scholarly survey of Swedish black art books. These tomes are hand-bound volumes in which rural and metropolitan healers and sorcerors recorded their spells, rituals, and potions, dating from the 17th century onwards. This monumental study includes complete translations of texts, plus an examination of folk beliefs about the books, and an exhaustive analysis of their content - the spells, charms, talismans and plant magics used by swedish sorcerers and magicians. A tremendous work of scholarship which sheds new light on Swedish magical procedures from the Early Modern period onwards.
Seattle: Revelore Press, 2019. Paperback, 662 pages. New.