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Mountain magic : explore the secrets of old time witchcraft  Cover Image Book Book

Mountain magic : explore the secrets of old time witchcraft / by Rebecca Beyer.


"Discover the power of the hills and hollows. The people of Appalachia and the American backwoods have a long and deep magical tradition, one rooted in the power of place, land, and nature. With a creativity and ingenuity born of necessity, Appalachian witches built and sustained a wealth of magical knowledge drawn from European, Native American, and African American folk magic. Guided by expert witch and forager Rebecca Beyer, you can explore the wisdom of this powerful place. Learn medical and magical uses for common plants and herbs -- Meet the traditional magical practitioners of Appalachia, from Blood Stoppers to Water Witches -- Delve into a wealth of charms and curses, from witchballs to love workings -- Follow the lore of the stars and seasons to grow and thrive. With this beautifully illustrated guide, you can bring the wisdom and magic of the backwoods to meet the challenges of modern life, building a magical practice that's fueled by ancestral traditions and the nourishing power of the natural world."-- Back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781577153351
  • ISBN: 1577153359
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Wellfleet Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Calling -- The Appalachian Witch or Conjure Person -- Witch Doctors and Charm Doctors -- Water Witches and Dowsers -- Wart Doctors -- Granny Women or Granny Midwives -- Yarb Doctors -- Burn Whisperers -- Blood Stoppers -- Mountain Medicine -- The Landscape -- The Roots of Appalachian Medicine -- Folk Medical Knowledge -- The Tonic Tradition -- The Yarbs: Occult Uses of Appalachian Herbs -- Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida) -- Blackberry (Rubus spp.) -- Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum) -- Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) -- Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) -- Horse Nettle (Solanum carolinense), Apple of Sodom, Devil's Tomato -- Jimsonweed, Datura (Datura stramonium) -- Mayapple or American Mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum) -- Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) -- Mullein (Verbascum thaspus) -- Onion (Allium cepa) -- Peach (Prunus persica) -- Persimmon (Diosphyros virginiana) -- Poke (Phytolacca americana) -- Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium) -- Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) -- Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) -- The Workings: Charms and Curses -- Materia Magica -- Protection from Evil -- Breaking Curses -- Witchballs -- SATOR ROTAS Square -- ABRACADABRA Charm -- Witch Bottles -- Healing Charms -- Love Workings -- Ghosts and Spirits -- Animalia -- Seasonal Lore and Mountain Astrology -- Lore for All Seasons -- Planting by the Signs with Mountain Astrology
Subject: Witchcraft > Appalachian Region.
Witches > Appalachian Region > Folklore.
Appalachian Region > Folklore.
Appalachian Region > Social life and customs.
Genre: Self-help publications.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Steelville 133.43 BEY (Text) 33431000743821 New Non-Fiction Available -

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