Ernst Hentges: THE TOAD IN MAGIC, SORCERY AND MIDWIFERY Paperback
1st 2016 70pp Spiritual Instinct trade paperback. Illustrated. NM.
Ltd. ed. 90/100. "The toad has had a colorful and checkered history with its role in magic and folk-lore. It has simultaneously been seen as mid-wife's helper and devil's familiar. At the same time both life giver and life taker. There are toad rituals to protect property and livestock and toad spells to bring sickness and calamity. Toads can be used for love charms or they can bewitch an enemy with their evil eye and even cause death."
The present work is unique in its comprehensive treatment of the occult history connected to this ambiguous creature. It includes information from many sources that are translated into English for the first time including the entire study from Ernst Hentges: Die Kröte; eine okkultistisch-kulturgeschichtliche Betrachtung.