Vincent Price on Witchcraft, Magicke and Demonology

A witch friend who is a fan of old Vincent Price movies turned me on to this old 1969 audio recording on vinyl LP of this Shakespearean trained actor’s serious yet whimsical yet serious telling of old tales on Witchcraft, Magicke and Demonology. There is nothing like Vincent’s tone and pace as he reads parts from the old Grimories, dark Medieval tales of witches, and spells and formulas, all from a hollow room that echoes his voice and with spooky voices and haunting sounds in the background.

Here are the parts of this recording as listed on YT –

1. Prologue – The Tale of Master Seth
2. Hitler and Witchcraft – Witchcraft in History
3. Women as Witches – Witch Burning
4. Witch Tortures
5. Witch Tortures (continued) – The World of Spirits and Demons
6. Preparation for Magic – Instruments of Magic
7. How to Invoke Spirits, Demons, Unseen Forces – The Magic Bloodstone
8. The Witches’ Cauldron – How to Communicate with the Spirits
9. How to Communicate with the Spirits (continued) – Gerald Yorke and Necromancy
10. How to Make a Pact with the Devil – How to Become a Witch
11. Curses, Spells, Charms
12. Curses, Spells, Charms (continued) – Potions
13. The Hand of Glory – The Witches’ Sabbat
14. Witchcraft Today – Epilogue

This audio tape is about an hour and a three quarter minutes long, so i would suggest a nice dark room lit by candles or a crackling fireplace on a dark and stormy night as a good time to listen to it and become immersed in its mood. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Vincent Price on Witchcraft, Magicke and Demonology

  1. I love vincent price, his old movies are great (I just love him as the abominable Dr Phibes!) and what a voice! I can’t wait to listen to these stories. You might also want to look out for Robert Powell reading MR James (old BBC programmes on You Tube) another fabulously plummy voice.

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