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Scottish Folk Magic and the dead (part two) - The dead as a witches familiar
An exploration of the role the dead play as the witches familiar with a potential link to older ancestral practices. In Scottish folk magic communicating with ‘the other’ is a clear theme. The other takes many forms. The good folk, the sidhe, the dead, the ancestors,the slaugh and perhaps even the de’ill himself. All colourfully reviewed in the witch trials of Scotland.