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Basic Altars and an Update on Publication

With August falling off the edge without a solid entry, due to work and endless sword seminars, I thought it would be a good idea to get  around posting something i’ve been meaning to get around to for awhile. 1,362 more words


Making a Besom

Witchcraft isn’t something one does, it’s something one is…Magic becomes such an integral part of one’s life; it effortlessly and seamlessly weaves into the everyday and pretty soon the boundary between sacred and mundane vanishes (a good indication that you’re doing something right!). 1,092 more words

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Question...Booger Dog 2

Sure thing, the boogers are supernatural creatures found in ghost stories and folktales of the Ozarks and Appalachian Mountains. The word “booger” is related to “boogie/boogey” as in the “boogie-man” which has pan-European roots. 354 more words

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Question...Birth Lore

Q: Any info on ozark fertility/birth lore?

A: There’s a lot actually. Vance Randolph has a whole section in his Ozark Magic and Folklore on childbirth and pregnancy. 845 more words

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Question...Booger Dog

Q: Have you or anyone you know had an experience (or more) with a Booger Dog that you’re willing to share?

A: I’ve seen two, one was at my parents’ house. 462 more words

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Corn and Grain

Across the south east the grain harvest begun in earnest. Seed sown into the rich fertile soil in autumn has slumbered throughout the dark days of winter, been stirred into life and quickened by gentle spring rains and ripened under the heat of the summer sun. 245 more words

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Ozark Initiations

I’ve already talked a little bit about traditional initiation in the Ozarks, you can find that post here. But I’d like to talk a little bit more about passing down healing in the Ozark tradition because, well, it’s been on my mind today. 1,555 more words

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