"Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft", by Nigel G. Pearson. The Black Edition. £ 36.00 Add to basket View basket Category Books Tags god goddess magic ritual spells Witchcraft First published as ‘Treading the Mill – Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft’, this new edition of Nigel G. Pearson’s popular book is presented with a new chapter, revised text and is complimented with photography from the author and new imagery.With a new introduction for the second edition, and the original introduction, the book’s chapters are arranged as follows:Contents: Acknowledgements.Contents.Introduction to the 2nd. and 1st. Editions.Chapter 1. Hallowing the Compass Tools Calling the Directions Content of the Rite Closing Statement & Thanksgiving Honouring the Directions Opening/Dismissing the Compass Place of Working Examples.Chapter 2. WandCrafting What is a Wand? Aspects of Traditional Tree Lore Dryads Types of Wood Some Native Trees Cutting Wood for Magical Purposes Creating your Wand Finishing Off your Wand A Hallowing Rite.Chapter 3. SpellCrafting. What is a Spell? Verbal Charms and Chants Herbal Magic and Wortcunning Simples, Potions, Oils and Lotions Elemental & Nature Magic. Chapter 4. Censing the Sacred. History & Background Practical Applications of Incense Incense Burning Incense Materials Incense Blending Formulae A Rite of Offering.Chapter 5. Entering the Twilyte. Some Definitions Personal Protection Focus and Attention Accumulating Power Trance Working Soul Flight or Transvection. Chapter 6. SpiritWorking. Spirits of the Natural World Spirits of Home and Hearth Concerning Familiars The Fetch Body The Ancestors and the Mighty Dead The Elvenkind or Faerie Folk. Chapter 7. Approaching the Powers. The God King of the Wildwood Walking the Way The Lord of the Mound Entering the Maze The Master of Light Calling the Master The Goddess The Great Queen Addressing the Dame The Black Goddess Watching the Stars Below Approaching the Power A Rite of Self-Dedication to the Old Power.Selected Bibliography and Suggested Reading List.In honour of the tradition of magical ‘black books’ and the true meaning of ‘occult’, Troy Books' black series offers a selection of their titles in a limited edition black foil on black recycled leather binding. At once beautiful and immensely discreet, only close inspection will reveal titles and imagery, thus the black series affords a degree of privacy and the keeping of magical books hidden in plain sight.This Black cover edition is limited to 250 copies overall. Each copy ordered from Sacred Earth is numbered and signed by the author.