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Day 4: Fevers

Up until about fifty years ago, and much later in some remote places in the Ozark Mountains, a fever was a deadly foe for anybody that caught one. 1,395 more words

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Day 2: String

We’ve already seen how string can be used to “tie off” warts, but it can also be used in a lot of different folk remedies. One example to start us off comes from Vance Randolph: 774 more words

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Day 1: Warts

I’m starting my journey with warts. Yes, warts. It’s a big category within Ozark folk healing. Vance Randolph in his Ozark Magic and Folklore says he interviewed a woman who had collected 125 individual wart cures. 1,420 more words

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Folk Magic 365

With a burst of inspiration from The Mandrake and Marjoram​ Project over on tumblr, against my better judgement, but with a desire to keep myself writing and updating my blogs, I’ve decided to do my own year of daily writing. 63 more words

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Redbud Folklore

The redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) have been blooming around here for a couple weeks now. They’re one of my favorite Springtime trees because of their bright pink flowers that can be seen across the landscape and also they’re edibility. 398 more words

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Dogwood Folklore

The Flowering Dogwood tree is another springtime delight in the Ozarks. The pink and white flowering trees can be seen everywhere, from backyards and parks to the side of the road. 396 more words

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Questions from Tumblr...Gender and the Healer

In one of your old posts about the connotations of the term “witchcraft” you wrote “The witch is generally the one who goes against the social grain. 440 more words

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