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Backwoods Witchcraft

Book of the Week # 15

Every Wednesday is BOOK-CLUB day! A day where we share with you our favourite book recommendation for the week!

This Book of the Week is:

Backwoods Witchcraft: Conjure & Folk Magic from Appalachia

-By Jake Richards, Starr Casas

In BACKWOODS WITCHCRAFT, Jake Richards offers up a folksy stew of family stories, lore, omens, rituals and conjure crafts that he learned from his great-grandmother, his grandmother and his grandfather, a Baptist minister who Jake remembers could “rid someone of a fever with an egg or stop up the blood in a wound.” The witchcraft practised in Appalachia is very much a folk magic of place, a tradition that honours the seen and unseen beings that inhabit the land as well as the soil, roots and plant life. The materials and tools used in Appalachia witchcraft are readily available from the land. This “grounded approach” will be of keen interest to witches and conjure folk regardless of where they live. Readers will be guided in how to build relationships with the spirits and other beings that dwell around them and how to use the materials and tools that are readily available on the land where one lives. This book, also, provides instructions on how to create a working space and altar and make conjure oils and powders. A wide array of tried-and-tested formulae are, also, offered for creating wealth, protecting one from gossip, spiritual cleansing and more.

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