Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Library seeks witches to translate 17th-century spellbook

Calling all witches and warlocks … or library enthusiasts.

Chicago’s Newberry Library is crowdsourcing translations for three 17th-century manuscripts of spells, charms and magic.

Handwritten in archaic Latin and English, the three texts, “The Book of Magical Charms,” “The Commonplace Book” and “Cases of Conscience Concerning Witchcraft” are currently available online under the independent research library’s “Transcribing Faith” portal.

So far experts have figured out that “The Book of Magical Charms” – written by two anonymous witches (probably) in England in the 1600s – contains spells to cheat at dice, ease menstrual cramps and speak with spirits.

read more here @ New York Post