A Feeling for Magic

‘Textual Evidence for the Material History of Amulets in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Ronald Hutton (ed.), Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain: A Feeling for Magic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

My chapter investigates various records and manuals for constructing magical objects using astrological timing, alchemical metallurgy, and a variety of other occult principles and magical techniques.

This volume investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual mark, concealed objects, amulets, and magical equipment. The contributors are the current experts in each area of the subject, and show between them how ample the evidence is and how important it is for an understanding of history.

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