Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling
Illustrated by numerous incantations, specimens of medical
magic, anecdotes and tales
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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling Illustrated by numerous incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes and tales

By Charles Godfrey Leland
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Table of Contents
  • Dedication.
  • CONTENTS.
  • PREFACE.
  • CHAPTER I.
  • THE ORIGIN OF WITCHCRAFT, SHAMANISM, AND SORCERY.—VINDICTIVE AND MISCHIEVOUS MAGIC.
  • CHAPTER II.
  • CHARMS AND CONJURATIONS TO CURE THE DISORDERS OF GROWN PEOPLE. HUNGARIAN GYPSY MAGIC.
  • CHAPTER III.
  • 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.
  • CHAPTER IV.
  • SOUTH SLAVONIAN AND OTHER GYPSY WITCH-LORE.—THE WORDS FOR A WITCH—VILAS AND THE SPIRITS OF EARTH AND AIR—WITCHES, EGG-SHELLS, AND EGG-LORE—EGG PROVERBS—OVA DE CRUCIBUS.
    • The Vilas-Sylvana Elementary Spirits.
  • CHAPTER V.
  • CHARMS OR CONJURATIONS TO CURE OR PROTECT ANIMALS.
  • CHAPTER VI.
  • OF PREGNANCY AND CHARMS, OR FOLK-LORE CONNECTED WITH IT—BOARS’ TEETH AND CHARMS FOR PREVENTING THE FLOW OF BLOOD.
  • CHAPTER VII.
  • THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY—LOVE-CHARMS—SHOES AND LOVE-POTIONS, OR PHILTRES.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
  • ROUMANIAN AND TRANSYLVANIAN SORCERIES AND SUPERSTITIONS, CONNECTED WITH THOSE OF THE GYPSIES.
  • CHAPTER IX.
  • THE RENDEZVOUS OR MEETINGS OF WITCHES, SORCERERS, AND VILAS.—A CONTINUATION OF SOUTH SLAVONIAN GYPSY-LORE.
  • CHAPTER X.
  • OF THE HAUNTS, HOMES, AND HABITS OF WITCHES IN THE SOUTH SLAVIC LANDS.—BOGEYS AND HUMBUGS.
  • CHAPTER XI.
  • 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.
  • CHAPTER XII.
  • FORTUNE-TELLING (continued).—ROMANCE BASED ON CHANCE, OR HOPE, AS REGARDS THE FUTURE—FOLK- AND SORCERY-LORE—AUTHENTIC INSTANCES OF GYPSY PREDICTION.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
  • PROVERBS REFERRING TO WITCHES, GYPSIES, AND FAIRIES.
    • Witches.
    • Gypsies.
    • Fairies.
  • CHAPTER XIV.1
  • 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.
  • CHAPTER XV.
  • GYPSY AMULETS.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
  • GYPSIES, TOADS, AND TOAD-LORE.
  • INDEX.
    • A.
    • B.
    • C.
    • D.
    • E.
    • F.
    • G.
    • H.
    • I.
    • J.
    • K.
    • L.
    • M.
    • N.
    • O.
    • P.
    • Q.
    • R.
    • S.
    • T.
    • U.
    • V.
    • W.
    • Z.
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