"Appalachian folk magic and conjure are little known today, but forty or fifty years ago, just about every person you might ask in Appalachia either knew something about it themselves or knew someone who did it. These practices and 'superstitions' are at the core Appalachian culture. Wh..
"Ye are twenty-five cards. Become twenty-five devils Enter into the body, into the blood, into the soul ." So begins a nineteenth century Italian charm making use of a small deck of playing cards. This brief-but-richly drawn book explores the practice of divination by playing cards-known a..
I love that one of the first things in this book is a land acknowledgement. -AW
Witchcraft and magic in America is an inherently multicultural experience and the folklore of our ancestors from every country converges here at a crossroads. It's a complicated history; one of uncertainty and f..
I picked this book up because I love folklore and American magical traditions, but I also love the New World Witchery Podcast and Cory and Lane's thoughtful look at magic and witchcraft in the New World. In Cory's book I am not disappointed with the detail and the curiosity of ex..