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Magic utilizing Excrement

To: alt.magick,alt.lucky.w,alt.occult.methods
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: Magic utilizing Excrement
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 00:16:13 GMT

catherine yronwode wrote:
> Greg Reid wrote:
> >
> > Hello to all-
> >
> > I've found info in Luckymojo on the use of Body Fluids etc in magic.
> > Can someone point me towards more resources?
> My grandfather Theo (a lawyer who was a hobby folklorist) had a 
> wondrous book, alas in old German Fraktur script and difficult for me 
> to read, about the use of shit, piss, and the like in medicine and 
> magic. I think it may have been printed in the 18th or early 19th 
> century. My mother translated some of it on the fly for me, but we 
> never made a direct line-for-line translation. I wish we had. The book 
> is long gone now, i know not where -- it probably got sold in our 
> family bookstore. If anyone knows the title i am talkking about, 
> please post it here. I tried calling my mom, but she wasn't home. When 
> i do connect with her, i'll ask, and if she remembers it, i'll post 
> the title here.

Followup: According to my mother, the book was from the 17th century,
not the 18th or 19th. It has a long, baroque title, but the title proper
was "Die Scheisse Apotheke" ("The Shit Apothecary"). What my grandfather
owned was not an original edition but a facsimile, printed during the
period immediately after World War One. He was the copyright lawyer for
the poblisher, who issued a series of facsimmiles of 17th century books,
and thus he received a copy of each book in the series. 

Anybody here know about "Die Scheisse Apotheke"? A google search didn't
turn up anything for me. I would dearly like to see it again. 

 cat yronwode 

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