Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

Author: Anthony Cavender
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617390
Format: PDF
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In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival sources from the nineteenth century to the present. He provides a complete tour of ailments and folk treatments organized by body systems, as well as information on medicinal plants, patent medicines, and magico-religious beliefs and practices. He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms. Demonstrating the ongoing interplay between mainstream scientific medicine and folk medicine, Cavender challenges the conventional view of southern Appalachia as an exceptional region isolated from outside contact. His thorough and accessible study reveals how Appalachian folk medicine encompasses such diverse and important influences as European and Native American culture and America's changing medical and health-care environment. In doing so, he offers a compelling representation of the cultural history of the region as seen through its health practices.

Staubs and Ditchwater

Author: H. Byron Ballard
Publisher: Silver Rings Press
ISBN: 9780976758181
Format: PDF, Kindle
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a Friendly and Useful Introduction to HillFolks’ Hoodoo

Embracing Willendorf

Author: H. Byron Ballard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996758352
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a saga both serious and ridiculous of how the author came to love her body and listen to it, even when it whispered nonsensical things. Embracing Willendorf: A Witch's Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness is a kind of memoir, a story of walking and pondering, of thongs and tight Levis. And it is about transformation. About choosing to be healthier and achieving that through a wonderfully simple idea--that when we love our bodies, we will do what we need to do to nourish these exquisite and beautiful machines. Try out the tasty and healthy recipes in the back, then pick up a few rather naughty books from the suggested reading list. Because once you start loving your body, all sorts of interesting opportunities may present themselves. This book is your personal recipe with the ingredients for living a rich and vibrant life--and perhaps discovering your true self in the process. Embrace your life and your strong physical self. Embrace your Willendorf.

Wicca Practical Magic

Author: Patti Wigington
Publisher: Althea Press
ISBN: 9781939754158
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Patti Wigington has given us a rare sort of book. Wicca Practical Magic is a treasure trove for the new practitioner while at the same time being a lovely refresher course for old-timers. This book is an important addition to your Pagan library."-Byron Ballard, author of Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks' Hoodoo Whether you are new to the practice of Wicca or a seasoned Wicca practitioner, you probably know that there is nothing magical about perfecting Wicca as a craft. Like most things worth knowing, Wicca takes time, practice, and dedication. That's why learning how to best incorporate Wicca rituals into your daily routine is so important to your growth and development as a Wiccan. No one understands this better than author and longtime Wicca-follower Patti Wigington, who shares her experience and devotion in Wicca Practical Magic for you to learn from. The Wicca Practical Magic reference guide includes: An Extensive Overview of everything you need to know about the history, deities, elements, and astronomy behind Wicca A Toolkit explaining the tools you'll need for practicing Wicca, including herbs and plants, candles, crystals and stones, and essential oils 30 Classic Wicca Spells for casting banishment, protection, love charms, and so much more "The book has renewed my feeling that anyone can bring elements of magic as a skill set into their lives."-Delondra Williams, Wicca practitioner The powerful, magical tools you'll find in Wicca Practical Magic will leave you spellbound

Appalacian Magic The Life and Lessons of a Fortune Teller

Author: Janet Rice
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983426202
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Appalachian Magic is about the life of Janet Rice who was born into a humble, hardworking family in the heart of Appalachia. It was a time and place where communication was limited and all one had to depend on was family and neighbors. Superstition ran rampant amongst the people, as well as hard-core religion. It was common practice to mix folklore, spells, and religion together in the quiet solitude of the majestic hills. There were stories and legends told in hushed tones about demons, ghosts, spells being cast and curses being removed. The local fortune tellers, tea leaf readers, and water glass gazers were always available. Appalachian Magic begins in the forties and weaves a magical story about a young girl who grew up in the hills of Appalachia. She took the wisdom that she had learned from her ancestors and coupled it with her intuitive abilities to become a successful Appalachian Fortune Teller.

The Return of the Light

Author: Carolyn McVickar Edwards
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9781569243602
Format: PDF
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This beautifully packaged collection of 12 stories from around the world honor the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year that is revered worldwide. Illustrations.

Old Style Conjure

Author: Starr Casas
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1578636221
Format: PDF, ePub
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Conjure, hoodoo, rootwork - these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment. Author Starr Casas, a hereditary master of the art, introduces readers to the history and philosophy of conjure and provides practical information for using it. Featuring Casas's own rituals, spells, and home recipes, the book provides useful information suitable for novices and seasoned practitioners alike. In its pages, you'll learn about: Bone reading Candle burning Conjure bags Building your own conjure altar At last, a book that answers every questions you had about Conjure but were afraid to ask! Old Style Conjure is an absolute treasure. It?s a must-read for every practitioner of the ancient arts and a must-have for every magical library! - Dorothy Morrison, author of Everyday Magic, The Craft and Utterly Wicked.

Birthed from Scorched Hearts

Author: MariJo Moore
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1555918824
Format: PDF, ePub
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Award-winning author MariJo Moore asked women from around the world to consider the devastating nature of conflict—inner wars, outer wars, public battles, and personal losses. Their answers, in the form of poignant poetry and essays, examine war in all its permutations, beginning in 60 CE and continuing into the 21st century, from Ireland to Iraq and everywhere in between. With contributions from both well-known and first-time writers, this moving anthology encompasses a wide range of voices—a Blitz evacuee, an ex-slave, an incarcerated mother, former military personnel, survivors of domestic violence, those who have battled drugs and disease, and many other courageous women willing to share their unique and timeless insight on the realities of war.

Hoodoo and Conjure New Orleans 2014

Author: Denise Alvarado
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495431647
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This magazine journal is an 8 X 10 special edition, full color bleed, of the highest quality and bound like a book. A true collector's item and must have for any student of conjure and lover of New Orleans and Southern folk magic traditions. This issue highlights recent events in the world of New Orleans Voudou and includes more Louisiana contributors and talented writers in the wide world of Hoodoo and Conjure. In this issue: FEATURE STORIES The Pink Tomb of Marie Laveaux: Devotion or Desecration? by Denise Alvarado Bearing Witness to Fate: Ifa Reading for 2014 by Baba Eli American Horror Story Coven: Will the Real Papa Legba Please Stand Up? by Denise Alvarado Getting a Jump on Successful New Year by Dorothy Morrison In the Shadow of the Crossroads by Alyne Pustanio Louisiana Woman, Carolina Man by Carolina Dean Walking on the Vows of an Ifa Rootworker by Doc Oloyade Hava The Noninitiates Guide to Palo by Madrina Angelique Following Tituba by Witchdoctor Utu New Orleans Practitioner Profile: The Divine Prince Ty Emmecca by Denise Alvarado APPLIED CONJURE Brown Bottle Spell by Magick LaCroix Easy Low Cost Money Spells by Carolina Dean Getting that Swing: How to Use a Pendulum by Carolina Dean Talking to the Ancestors with Bare Bones by Melony Malsom A Guide to Candle Shapes and Figures by Celeste Heldstab Blockbuster Magick by Khi Armand