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Asfidity And Mad Stones

Author : H. Byron Ballard
ISBN : 0996758305
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Folk Medicine In Southern Appalachia

Author : Anthony Cavender
ISBN : 9781469617398
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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
ISBN : 0976758180
Genre : Social Science
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a Friendly and Useful Introduction to HillFolks’ Hoodoo

Embracing Willendorf

Author : H. Byron Ballard
ISBN : 0996758356
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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
ISBN : 1939754151
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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

Appalachian Lore

Author : Philip Kent Church
ISBN : 153031710X
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This book is a blend of folktales, long-held traditions, historical research, firsthand accounts and superstitions from the people and places of the Appalachian Mountains. This includes age-old folk lore, modern tales and urban legends. Additionally, there is a section dedicated to the Native American lore of the Cherokee --- who once originated in the Appalachians.

Appalacian Magic The Life And Lessons Of A Fortune Teller

Author : Janet Rice
ISBN : 0983426201
Genre : Social Science
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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
ISBN : 1569243603
Genre : Fiction
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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
ISBN : 9781578636228
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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
ISBN : 9781555918828
Genre : Social Science
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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.

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