I am looking for information regarding how far back this is documented, not about the actual spells, although if someone can find wording to a knot spell from a couple hundred years ago, that would be nice too. I know it is common in Wicca, but also have read things, many articles or in books, where it goes back to various times, cultures and religions, but no specifics. Was wondering if anyone can show me where it was used previous to Golden Dawn (not saying it was used by the Golden Dawn, just looking for previous to those times, like something before early 1800's at least). ATers? I know there are researchers here and people great at finding information. This is one thing I am having trouble sourcing back. Thanks for any help!