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Title:The Book of Charms
Price:GBP£6.00 (about USD$7.60)
Book ID:B009-3528
Publisher:Lorrimer Publishing, London, 1973
Edition:Republished Edition
Illustrator:Victoria Hayatt
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Lorrimer Publishing, 1973, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Republished Edition, Illustrated By: Victoria Hayatt

the slightly abridged version of an earlier book published by T. Werner Laurie in 1923 as 'The Mascot Book'; The word 'Mascot' is a modern introduction into our language, meaning a bringer of good luck, and in that sense it is used here to include, amulets, talismans, and charms. The rules governing the beliefs in the powers of these luck bringers were laid down when the world was young, and in nearly every instance these rules contain some great and lofty thought. No mascot bought for one's own use or which has been obtained unjustly, can be a bringer of good fortune - indeed it may have exactly the opposite effect. In order to endow its possessor with happiness or health the mascot must come as the gift of a friend - the concrete representation of loving thoughts and prayers - as a token of gratitude, or the reward of some good deed. Seen in this light even the most crude possess dignity and beauty. No mascot will bring good fortune to one who is unworthy of it. This rule is not specially laid down in all cases, but, in many, a strong point is made, so that where it is not definitely stated we may take it to be understood. A knowledge of electricity is suggested by the very ancient rule that no mascot must be allowed to touch the ground. If it falls inadvertently its virtue will be lost, for a time at least. Mascots are the more powerful if they are worn on the left side in most cases, but to this there are many exceptions. Originally the word 'influence' was used astrologically and referred only to the occult power, the virtue, which was believed to flow from the planets to affect all things on earth. Thus the word is used in its strictest sense if we say that mascots have no power of their own, but serve to attract the influence of the Unknown and thus they benefit mankind. First Thus. Size: Large Octavo. 144 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Bookseller's small label on rear cover. White titles spine. Includes index. Illustrator: Victoria Hayatt. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. ISBN: 0856470252. ISBN/EAN: 9780856470257. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3528.
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