Much of what passes for witchcraft today was everyday knowledge to our forebears, especially those who lived and worked in the countryside. Here were to be found practical household hints, remedies and family recipes that had been handed down from generation to generation, some still existing in the form of treasured journals and notebooks. There is, however, nothing fanciful or far-fetched about this information – in fact, The Secret People is a remembrance of times past and a preservation of parish-pump witchcraft, wise-women and cunning ways adapted for use in the 21st century. It may also go a long way in helping those present-generation pagans in search of an identity and answer the questions: Who … what am I?”
This book was a rather intriguing read!
Being introduced to an old source of knowledge that is about to glide down memory lane is always quite invigorating. This book is an ocean of information that kept feeding my curiosity in rather soothing waves. I know that nowadays modern medicine is a lot more prominent than the natural approach but it’s always interesting to analyse both pros and cons of each.
In a nutshell, I really enjoyed reading this book and I’ve already recommended it to my fellow botanists and I’ll definitely be recommending it to any plants fanatic or anyone looking for an interesting read.
I would like to thank NetGalley, the publishers, and the author for providing me with a Copy of this book.
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