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The Magic of the Horseshoe Mini Book

The Magic of the Horseshoe Mini Book

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What do the moon, animal horns, snakes, and horseshoes have in common? Plenty, according to Robert Means Lawrence. In his 1898 folklore tome, The Magic of the Horse-Shoe: With Other Folk-Lore Notes, Lawrence attempted to trace the symbol's ancient roots, ranging from serpent worship to horse lore to blacksmithing as a supernatural calling. The result is a fascinating (if somewhat wordy) exploration of how a stew of beliefs, with ingredients sourced from across cultures, has led to this universally recognized token of luck, even in the twenty-first century.

Now you can read Lawrence's most compelling evidence, distilled to 40 engrossing, illustrated pages in our newest offering, The Magic of the Horseshoe. This lovingly crafted, abridged mini-book is the perfect gift for the esoteric folklore lover on your list. 40 pages. 5.5" x 8.5".

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