Mountain Magick: Folk Wisdom from the Heart of Appalachia

Mountain Magick: Folk Wisdom from the Heart of Appalachia

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by Edain McCoy
     
 
The Appalachian Mountain range is more than 2,400 miles long, stretching from Quebec to Alabama. Now, the rich folklore of southern Appalachia, with all of its unique magicks, is revealed in Mountain Magick (previously titled In a Graveyard at Midnight) by Edain McCoy. As a descendent of the famous feuding McCoy family (of the Kentucky-based Hatfield-McCoy

Overview

The Appalachian Mountain range is more than 2,400 miles long, stretching from Quebec to Alabama. Now, the rich folklore of southern Appalachia, with all of its unique magicks, is revealed in Mountain Magick (previously titled In a Graveyard at Midnight) by Edain McCoy. As a descendent of the famous feuding McCoy family (of the Kentucky-based Hatfield-McCoy rivalry), she is the ideal person to share the folk wisdom of these people.

The Appalachian folk used omens, portents, curses, cures, and protections. Mountain Magick focuses on some of these magickal techniques, including ones for family and home, romance and children, health and healing. In this book you will learn the traditional Appalachian way to:

- Do remote healings
- Cast spells for love and romance
- Cure warts with beans and a potato
- Break a curse
- End a headache with a cool vinegar compress
- Wash away dandruff with an after-shampoo rinse of hops and sage
- Stir up a windstorm by whistling
- Use an old shoe to increase your good fortune

In today's magickal community, Anglo-Celtic religions seem to be the most popular. Even if you are following a British or Irish tradition, you should not overlook the rich folk magick as revealed in Mountain Magick. Many of the people (and their traditions) in this area come from the Scottish and English immigrants who settled there as long ago as the mid-1700s. That is why you will find information on how to integrate the Appalachian folkways with your magickal lifestyle.

The folk wisdom of the Appalachian people described in Mountain Magick is sure to intrigue you with its power and usability. Get your copy today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567186710
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Edain became a self-initiated Witch in 1981 and has been an active part of the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983. Edain has researched alternative spiritualities since her teens, when she was first introduced to Kaballah, or Jewish mysticism. Since that time, she has studied a variety of magickal paths including Celtic, Appalachian folk magick, and Curanderismo, a Mexican-American folk tradition. Today, Edain is part of the Wittan Irish Pagan tradition, where she is a priestess of Brighid and an elder.

An alumnus of the University of Texas with a BA in history, she is affiliated with several professional writer's organizations and occasionally presents workshops on magickal topics or works individually with students who wish to study Witchcraft.

This former woodwind player for the Lynchburg (VA) Symphony claims both the infamous feuding McCoy family of Kentucky and Sir Roger Williams, the seventeeth-century religious dissenter, as branches on her ethnically diverse family tree. In her "real life," Edain works as a licensed stockbroker.

Edain is the author of fifteen books, including Bewitchments; Enchantments; and her most recent release, Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring.

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Mountain Magick: Folk Wisdom from the Heart of Appalachia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just a Beautiful Book to read. Cover is wonderful and the book is a good holding size. The read is very understandable, And 1 of my favorite to read. Brightest Blessings
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a great book. This book documents the magick and folklore of a most interesting area of the United States, the Appalachian mountains. She even makes the magick accessible to modern practitioners. She explores such things as the home, children, weather, death, healing, and so much more. I applaud Edain McCoy for doing such an excellent work.