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Healing Charms

The year is 1584. You’re a poor laborer on a farm in a remote area of Scotland. Your child takes ill. Who do you turn to? 877 more words

Folk Magic in Illinois

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. In this chapter I discuss folk magic, or popular charms and conjurations similar to witchcraft, intended to bring good fortune to oneself and suffering to an enemy. 634 more words

History

Tiger, Tiger - Part seventy

“How do you know so much, my katali?” Manas asked with a fond smile.

“Books,” Lilavati said with a sigh. “Though I would trade some of that knowledge for far more life experience, my  1,078 more words

Story

Tiger, Tiger - Part sixty nine

There was silence at his pronouncement. “Great Lord, you know the dangers of that place. How can you even think of forcing the Great Lady to go there with you?” Odilie asked. 1,163 more words

Story

Tiger, Tiger - Part sixty eight

The camp went up quickly, faster than Lilavati had ever seen. A large canopy was set up in the center of it and everyone gathered beneath in. 1,023 more words

Story

Ozark Encyclopedia – N – Nails

Nails have been used in Ozark folk healing and magic in a variety of ways. There’s a belief among Hillfolk that the object that hurt the individual was just as important to the healing process as the medicine put onto the wound. 1,110 more words

Ozarks

Folk Magic in Illinois

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. In this chapter I discuss folk magic, or popular charms and conjurations similar to witchcraft, intended to bring good fortune to oneself and suffering to an enemy. 634 more words

Illinois