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TOP 5 Scottish Witchcraft and Folklore books to read while self-isolating


If your reading material is running a wee bit low, or you're looking to delve into the world of Scottish Legends and Folklore, check out our handy guide below!


Many of these titles are available in Kindle form, so you can read on any devices in your home!


1. Scottish Witchcraft: A Complete Guide to Authentic Folklore, Spells, and Magickal Tools by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free


Learn about the magickal folk traditions of Scotland from a Scottish hereditary witch. Get lessons on herb and plant lore and specific rituals, including divination, scrying and faerie magic.


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2. Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales by Kate Forrester


In this vividly illustrated guide, you'll learn about the myths, legends and folklore from all of the Celtic nations, including Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Brittany. Many of these tales have been painstakingly transcribed and translated by eminent 19th and 20th century folklorists.


Available in the US here: https://amzn.to/3cFNjnF


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3. The Lore of Scotland: A guide to Scottish legends by Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill


Focussing purely on Scotland, this epic compendium covers a huge range of myths and legends from the across the country. You'll encounter tales of giants, faeries, witches and there's some haunting tales from the Battle of Culloden too!


Available in the US here: https://amzn.to/2yEZCln


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4. Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland by John Gregorson Campbell


Learn about the superstitions, beliefs and customs relating to the Old Celtic Calendar in this fascinating wee guide! Noted 19th century folklorist John Gregorson Campbell devoted his life to preserve these stories and many are included in this great source!


Available in the US here: https://amzn.to/2xV8kMm


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5. Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore by Ellen Evert Hopman


In this great source book, you'll learn about the blessing of stones, the lore of herbs, old magic and other customs and beliefs of rural Scotland! There's a good dose of Norse and Celtic histories weaved into this collection, so if you're a serious scholar of the subject, or just dipping your toes in, this one is for you.


Available in the US here: https://amzn.to/2KtqyHy


Available in the UK here: https://amzn.to/2zphocZ


Feel free to explore of Amazon Storefront here to access a huge range of Outlander, Scottish and Historical themed gifts and products!


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