Exploring castles, museums and manor houses, megaliths, moors, mountains and lakes, this lavishly illustrated travel guide covers the rich history of magic and the occult in Britain and Northern Ireland and its inextricable bond with the landscape.
Over 500 locations with magical links, including film, TV, and literary locations of folk horror and occult classics.
The Old Ways Issue
In an essay written years after The Wind in the Willows (1908), Kenneth Grahame referred to the “country of the mind”, a place to be found during his long, solitary walks in the countryside where he would live “high adventures”. For Grahame, and for many others before and after him, landscape doesn’t have merely a physical dimension.
In our perceptions of landscapes we are not only informed by our senses, our knowledge, and our experience, but also by something ineffable—a link between our imagination, our inner life, and something that transcends us.
The Old Ways Issue celebrates landscapes, the way we navigate them, and the stories we tell about them. Pilgrimages and rituals of crossings, tales of malevolent lights luring travellers off the path, patterns in the landscape, invisible lines of force, the mystery of megaliths. In these pages we explore the sea, the marshland, rivers and fields, stone circles, the moors, and the enigma of outer space to unearth the stories that fascinate us and to acknowledge how they’ve shaped us.
The Old Ways Issue is available as a single item or bundled with The Old Ways tote bag.
The Magical Card Battle of Britain
A card game with two `playing modes: card battle (plays like Top Trumps) and magical families (plays like Happy Families). A clash between the titans of Britain’s history of magic, real or fictional.
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