cunning folk


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cunning folk

Also known as white witches, these were medieval witches believed to practice magic for the purposes of good rather than evil.
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I always suspected he was being wound up to do something for 'racing's benefit' by more cunning folk who kept a lower profile.
Cunning folk and familiar spirits; shamanistic visionary traditions in early modern British witchcraft and magic.
Legally, he shows that cunning folk were at least as much a concern as witches when the various "witchcraft" statutes were drafted, but they were seldom prosecuted rigorously, and as a consequence judicial measures never came close to suppressing them.
Cunning folk send out thousands of these letters with their own name at the top of the list for a payout.
Full of cunning folk with a thirst for the dark arts, Slytherin are bitter foes of Harry's house, Gryffindor, who are renowned for their daring and bravery.
Witchcraft needs to be distinguished from sorcery (usually male) and the white magic of the cunning folk.
Clarke Garrett, "Witches and Cunning Folk in the Old Regime," in: The Wolf and the Lamb: Popular Culture in France from the Old Regime to the Twentieth Century, ed.