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Nine Plants Spell "Nigon Wyrta Galdor"

Nine Plants Spell "Nigon Wyrta Galdor"

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J. S. Hopkins's Nigon Wyrta Galdor: The Nine Herbs Charm

First edition limited to 333 hand-numbered copies 41 pages

Second Edition limited to 600 hand-numbered copies 107 pages

New to the second edition is new art from Rim Baudey and several new essays, including a dual edition of the text, making it over double the size of the first edition.

Vibrantly animistic and remarkably hypnotic, Nigon Wyrta Galdor—the so-called Nine Herbs Charm—is an Old English healing galdor that invokes nine personified plants and the pagan god Woden to defeat a serpent before exploding in a psychedelic climax.

One of the most mysterious items in the Old English corpus, and originally sang, chanted, or otherwise performed to treat an unknown malady, Nigon Wyrta Galdor provides a rare window into a living landscape from a lost time, dripping with mysticism and mystery, humming with life.

Introduced by Danielle Cudmore (Halmstad University, Sweden) and featuring illustrations by Rim Baudey and Anneke Wilder.



1st ed. 41 pages. 5x7.
2nd ed 107 pages. 5x7.
Published by Hyldyr. Printed in the USA and/or Canada.

made w/ Love & Revolution

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These poems are generally held to have been originally spoken, sung, or performed in some manner. Textualizing them removes them from their original context. We recommend you recite them aloud, whether deep in the woods or at an appropriate gathering in your town or city.


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