John Polidori was the author of the book An Investigation of Unnatural Deaths in London in the Years 1768-1810. He was also a friend of Lord Byron and the Shelleys.[1]

John Polidori and Victor Bartholomew had the theory that genii locorum draw sustenance from all the diverse and myriad life and magic within their domains.[2]

In one of his books Polidori writes about cold iron having a: deleterious effect upon the fae and their many cousins.[3]

Polidori had theories about where magic comes from. He called it potentia. He also had theories that not just creatures can create magic, but also forests and rivers. He called this potentia silvestris and potentia fluvialis respectively.[4]

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  1. Moon Over Soho
  2. Rivers of London
  3. Moon Over Soho
  4. Foxglove Summer