GYPSY SORCERY and FORTUNE TELLING

by Charles Godfrey Leland

Late President of the Gypsy-Lore Society

London: T. Fisher Unwin

Magick7

 

PREFACE

 

THE ORIGIN OF WITCHCRAFT, SHAMANISM, AND SORCERY--VINDICTIVE AND MISCHIEVOUS MAGIC

 

CHARMS AND CONJURATIONS TO CURE THE DISORDERS OF GROWN PEOPLE HUNGARIAN GYPSY MAGIC

 

GYPSY CONJURATIONS AND EXORCISMS--THE CURE OF CHILDREN-HUNGARIAN GYPSY SPELLS--A CURIOUS OLD ITALIAN "SECRET"--THE MAGIC VIRTUE OF GARLIC--A FLORENTINE INCANTATION LEARNED FROM A WITCH--LILITH, THE CHILD-STEALER, AND QUEEN OF THE WITCHES

 

SOUTH SLAVONIAN AND OTHER GYPSY WITCH-LORE.--THE WORDS FOR A WITCH--VILAS AND THE SPIRITS OF EARTH AND AIR-WITCHES, EGGSHELLS, AND EGG-LORE-EGG PROVERBS--OVA DE CRUCIBUS

 

CHARMS OR CONJURATIONS TO CURE OR PROTECT ANIMALS

 

OF PREGNANCY AND CHARMS, OR FOLK-LORE CONNECTED WITH IT--BOAR'S TEETH AND CHARMS FOR PREVENTING THE FLOW OF BLOOD

 

THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY--LOVE-CHARMS--SHOES AND LOVE-POTIONS, OR PHILTRES

 

ROUMANIAN AND TRANSYLVANIAN SORCERIES AND SUPERSTITIONS, CONNECTED WITH THOSE OF THE GYPSIES

 

THE RENDEZVOUS OR MEETINGS OF WITCHES, SORCERERS, AND VILAS--A CONTINUATION OF SOUTH SLAVONIAN GYPSY-LORE

 

OF THE HAUNTS, HOMES, AND HABITS OF WITCHES IN THE SOUTH SLAVIC LANDS--BOGEYS AND HUMBUGS

 

GYPSY WITCHCRAFT--THE MAGICAL POWER WHICH IS INNATE IN ALL MEN AND WOMEN--HOW IT MAY BE CULTIVATED AND DEVELOPED--THE PRINCIPLES OF FORTUNE-TELLING

 

FORTUNE-TELLING (continued)--ROMANCE BASED ON CHANCE, OR HOPE, AS REGARDS THE FUTURE-FOLK--AND SORCERY-LORE--AUTHENTIC INSTANCES OF GYPSY PREDICTION

 

PROVERBS REFERRING TO WITCHES, GYPSIES, AND FAIRIES

 

A GYPSY MAGIC SPELL--HOKKANI BĀSO--LELLIN DUDIKABIN, OR THE GREAT SECRET--CHILDREN'S RHYMES AND INCANTATIONS--TEN LITTLE INDIAN BOYS AND TEN LITTLE ACORN GIRLS OF MARCELLUS BURDIGALENSIS

 

GYPSY AMULETS

 

GYPSIES, TOADS, AND TOAD-LORE