Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Black Books of Elverum Edited and translated by Mary S. Rustad

In a dusty attic in central Norway, the author came upon two ancient handwritten books of magic, The Black Books, which turn out to be practical handbooks containing cures, advices, curses, prayers and incantations. The Black Books of Elverum contains reproductions of the original, old Norwegian pages facing the English translation, included is also an account of a 17th-century Norwegian witch trial.

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