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This site is quite new, I thought it may be of use to those of you who are interested in the Scottish Tradition I myself follow. ( As an aside,  at present, I am visiting and restoring an old Ritual Well near to my home called The Watchman, dating  from the 17 th C. ....might make an interesting thread !

https://cailleachs-herbarium.com/category/folk-practioner/witchcraft/

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I'm always interested in Scottish Folklore, I have a quick look at your Site, it looks very interesting.  I will return to it again.  My Grandad lived in Broughy ferry and I have many fond memories of the area.  I for one would be interested in the well restoration, I think it would be worth a post with photos of course.  Good Luck with that project.

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Very interesting site, I hope it continues to grow into the great resource it can become. I'll read through some of the articles when I have more time, I'll probably have questions!

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On 2/25/2021 at 4:46 AM, JohnMac said:

This site is quite new, I thought it may be of use to those of you who are interested in the Scottish Tradition I myself follow. ( As an aside,  at present, I am visiting and restoring an old Ritual Well near to my home called The Watchman, dating  from the 17 th C. ....might make an interesting thread !

https://cailleachs-herbarium.com/category/folk-practioner/witchcraft/

Very interesting site! I will peruse it in more depth as time allows.

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Actually turning your hand to restore your heritage is more than admirable and certainly counts above merely throwing cash and good intentions at those things that need to be preserved.  I have a feeling that The Watchman will play a substantial role in the personal journeys of many seekers.   I hope that your personal rewards in this endeavor are equally great.  Applause and much appreciation to you sir.

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That's a very intriguing site. I want to spend some time there, when it comes to pass that my hair isn't on fire. We've been doing creative staffing 101 at work. I want to be able to focus when I start exploring.

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this is brilliant! thanks for sharing that.

I'm re-reading Marian McNeill's book the Silver Bough, not completely on witchcraft but a brilliant historical intro.

for some reason I keep forgetting that the internet exists and go round lamenting that I can never find any good books on this stuff. I have no idea why I do this. . . . age maybe?? or a predilection for the smell of ink and paper? thanks again 

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Additionally, anyone interested in the Scottish Tradition might like to read ‘ The Black Book of Isobel Gowdie’ and for a collection of folk magic charms etc ‘ The Carmina Gaedelica’ by Alexander Carmichael.

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9 hours ago, JohnMac said:

. . .for a collection of folk magic charms etc ‘ The Carmina Gaedelica’ by Alexander Carmichael.

I love these. . .i recited one as part of my handfasting vows.   . .had to do it in both gàidhlig n english as there was only one other gàidhlig speaker there. . . .but the gàidhlig came first 🤘

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On 8/26/2021 at 6:18 PM, JohnMac said:

Additionally, anyone interested in the Scottish Tradition might like to read ‘ The Black Book of Isobel Gowdie’ and for a collection of folk magic charms etc ‘ The Carmina Gaedelica’ by Alexander Carmichael.

Duly noted! Have you read Michael Howard's Scottish Witches and Warlocks? He's a writer I thoroughly enjoy for his approachable tone, sincerity and breadth of interest but I don't know enough to judge his scholarship. Interested in your opinion.

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Yes, I have in fact read a bit of Howard. A good introduction to the Scottish lore, so too is ‘Scottish Witchcraft’ by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free

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