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279: Fingernails

Fingernails have long been used in folk traditions for both healing and magical purposes. The fingernail, much like hair which is often used in a similar way, is a symbolic connection between the healer and the patient. 312 more words


277: Thrash Charming

“Thrash” or “thrush” was a common infection among hill children. Today it’s fought with antifungal mouth washes or lozenges, but in the Ozarks, long ago, it was mostly cured using a “thrash doctor”. 506 more words


midsummer ritual

The concept/idea of cycle is central in our work it being cycle of year, cycles in nature, DNA-chains and snakes rotating around them selves, labyrinths closing us inside, themes of arguments: all that can simply be called stream of life – inexorable and unassailable, molecular level of life itself. 124 more words

fire rituals

We both have been both called by and worked with the spirits of fire already before our paths crossed and have since continued engaging with the spirits (in Finnish mythology: tulen väki) together. 104 more words

A Point of Wealth upon Qayin's Altar

The pursuit of monetary gains through magical practices is a widespread phenomenon, various traditions have their own framework for how wealth related magic are done. 1,209 more words

Liber Falxifer

273: Moon

Ozark hillfolk have traditionally had a very close relationship to the Heavenly Bodies, especially the moon. Seeds were planted under certain signs of the Zodiac, plants and crops harvested under others. 412 more words


270: Passion Vine

One of my favorite summertime herbals to collect is the Passion Vine, Passiflora incarnata, also known as maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine.  361 more words