Cunning Craft – Ltd 31 copies


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Real World Art


Cunning Craft

The Magical Thinking behind todays Witch Practice


Shani Oates


Available as two limited editions

This edition limited to only 31 full leather copies,
stamped with copper talismans.

presented in a purple cloth slipcase


Click here for the edition limited to only 72
quarter leather and marbled paper copies.
Spine lettered in silver with a printed title label.



Originally delivered as a private lecture on the inner nature of traditional witchcraft, presented here as a monograph on cunning craft, 106 pages illustrated.

The real-world art of Cunning Craft: the magical thinking behind todays witch practice:

Cunning-craft in folklore and in the real lives of common people from all parts of Great Britain has had an enormous influence upon the fascination with, and development of contemporary witch belief and practice. The often apparent crudity of some cunning craft practices hides a real wisdom and insight into the human condition.

As an author and contemporary witch, Shani Oates carefully peels back the layers of history and archaeology to reveal the real intent and purpose of many cunning-man and cunning-woman traditions.


A respected writer and researcher both into the history of witchcaft and the subtlety of its psychology, Shani Oates reveals the relevance of cunning-craft to todays world and seeks to define its place as central to the good life well lived.

Robert Cochrane and Evan John Jones

Shani Oates is an author, artist and seer in the initiatic tradition of witchcraft first defined by Robert Cochrane.  Amidst the Mercian Moorlands, her world is infused with ancestral lore. Craft Tradition is her life there; her spirituality is a Faith that inspires the magics that in turn embodies the mystic and pilgrim within. 

Shani Oates and Evan John Jones

Her research into theology, philosophy and anthropology has deepened her engagement through their Mysteries proper. These disciplines have sourced her lectures at moots and Esoteric Conferences, serving further her role and duty as the current Maid of the ‘People of Goda, of Clan of Tubal Cain’.

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