Archived title – now sold out
Two formats available limited to 13 and 22 hand-numbered copies
This edition is limited to 13 copies
84 pp printed in colour and mono onto quality book wove paper
Full Chestnut Kidskin
Originally published in paper wraps by the Mandrake Press
(IHO imprint) in 2001 original copies are now scarce
The Mandrake Press no longer print their books and the work of occult publisher Anthony Naylor is becoming harder to find, we managed to secure a small quantity of the stock and are offering it in a rebound form.
In this book famous witchcraft historian and biographer Philip Heselton tell us about the life and times of Gerald Gardner and why he is so important to the modern witchcraft movement.
The book also includes rare material in the form of reprints of the visitors introduction to The Folklore Centre of Superstition and Witchcraft at Castletown; an article from Folklore, 1939 by Gardner about Matthew Hopkins relics; The Story of the famous Witches Mill at Castletown, Isle of Man by Gardner and other interesting Gardner artifacts.
Even if they do not espouse the pure “Gardnerian” heritage of the craft, most witches and pagans around the world owe much of the form of their practises and rituals, perhaps far more than they realize, to one man — Gerald Gardner.