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Shani Oates: ‘The real-world arte of cunning craft’

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


‘The real-world art of Cunning Craft: the magical thinking behind todays witch practice’

Cunning-craft in folklore and in the real lives of common people from all parts of Great Britain has had an enormous influence upon the fascination with, and development of contemporary witch belief and practice. The often apparent crudity of some cunning craft practices hides a real wisdom and insight into the human condition.

As an author and contemporary witch, Shani Oates carefully peels back the layers of history and archaeology to reveal the real intent and purpose of many cunning-man and cunning-woman traditions.

A respected writer and researcher both into the history of witchcaft and the subtlety of its psychology, Shani Oates reveals the relevance of cunning-craft to todays world and seeks to define its place as central to the good life well lived.

Shani Oates published works include essays, poetry, as well as full length books on the relevance of witchcraft in the modern world, her work has been published both in the United kingdom and the USA and as a public speaker Shani has delighted audiences in many countries.

The John Parkins Society may be found in the centre of historic Grantham close by the ancient church of St Wulframs at number 37 Swinegate NG31 6RL

Parking for events is accessed by the main Watergate car park, from the car park follow the exit arrows and walk through to Swinegate, on Swinegate look right and by going in the direction of the church spire, number 37 will be across the road to your right a few yards uphill.

Entry is £3 per person and tea/coffee is available in the break

The John Parkins Society is a private members group having its own rooms, reference and lending library, full members may use the rooms for their own events, workshops, therapy sessions etc, please speak to the secretary for details.

Pictured here is the title page of Dr Parkins herbal held at the societies library, an edition of Culpeppers herbal including astrological tables and the Family Physician with engraved plates of various herbs and plants used in physic 1814



July 27
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The John Parkins Society
37 Swinegate
Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6RL
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