Author:James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence

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Lewis Spence

James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence, Scottish journalist, poet, author, folklorist and occult scholar.

Lewis Spence


Ancient BritainEdit

  • The Mysteries of Britain: Secret Rites and Traditions of Ancient Britain Restored (1905) (external scan)
  • The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain (1949)
  • Celtic Spells and Charms, (Reprint 2005)
  • The History and Origins of Druidism (1949)


  • An Encyclopaedia of Occultism: A compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, magic, demonology, spiritism and mysticism (1920) (external scan)
  • Occult Causes of the Present War, (1940)
  • Second Sight: Its History and Origins (1951)

Atlantis and other lost worldsEdit

  • The Problem of Atlantis (1924)
  • Atlantis in America (1925)
  • The History of Atlantis (1927)
  • The Occult Sciences in Atlantis (Reprinted 1976)
  • The Atlantis of Plato
  • The Evidence For Lemuria From Myth And Magic
  • The Problem of Lemuria: The Sunken Continent of the Pacific (1932)


  • The mythologies of ancient Mexico and Peru (1907) (external scan)
  • The Popol Vuh, the Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America (1908) (external scan)
  • A Dictionary of Mythology (1910)
  • Myths and legends: ancient Egypt (1910) (external scan)
  • The Myths of Mexico and Peru (1913)
  • The myths of the North American Indians (1914) (external scan)
  • Hero tales & legends of the Rhine (1915) (external scan)
  • Myths and legends of Babylonia & Assyria (1916) (external scan)
  • The Legends and Romances of Spain (1920)
  • An Introduction to Mythology (1921) (external scan)
  • The Gods of Mexico (1923) (external scan)
  • The Mysteries of Egypt, or, The Secret Rites and Traditions of the Nile (1929)
  • The Magic and Mysteries of Mexico (1932) (external scan)
  • Legends and romances of Brittany (1917) (external scan)
  • The Minor Traditions of British Mythology (1948}
  • The Outlines of Mythology (1944)
  • British Fairy Origins: The Genesis and Development of Fairy Legends in British Tradition (1946)
  • Fairy Tradition in Britain (1948)
  • Scottish Ghosts and Goblins (1952)


  • Le roi d'Ys, and other poems (1910) (external scan)
  • Collected Poems of Lewis Spence (1953)



Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1955, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 67 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.