Ozark Folk Magic: Plants, Prayers & Healing

Ozark Folk Magic: Plants, Prayers & Healing

by Brandon Weston

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Overview

Discover the Healing Power of Plants and Prayers

Bring traditional methods of healing and magic into the modern world with this impressive book on Ozark folk magic. Providing lore, verbal charms, healing plants, herbal recipes, magical tools and alignments, and more, folk healer Brandon Weston sheds light on the region's secretive culture and shows you how to heal both yourself and others.

Ozark Folk Magic invites you to experience the hillfolk's magic through the eyes of an authentic practitioner. Learn how to optimize your healing work and spells according to the moon cycles, zodiac signs, and numerology. Explore medicinal uses for native Ozark plants,
instructions for healing magical illnesses, and how modern witches can feel at home with Ozark traditions. Combining personal stories and down-to-earth advice, this book makes it easy to incorporate Ozark folk magic into your practice.

Includes a foreword by Virginia Siegel, MA, folk arts coordinator at the University of Arkansas



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738767253
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2021
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 475,509
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brandon Weston (Fayetteville, AR) is a healer, writer, and folklorist who owns and operates Ozark Healing Traditions, an online collective of articles, lectures, and workshops focusing on the Ozark Mountain region. As a practicing folk healer, his work with clients includes everything from spiritual cleanses to house blessings. He comes from a long line of Ozark hillfolk and is also a folk herbalist, yarb doctor, and power doctor.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Introduction 1

Part 1

1 Mountain Heritage 25

2 Ozark Traditional Healing 35

3 The Healer and Their Work 59

4 Gaining the Power 81

5 Basics in Ozark Healing 105

6 Herbal Healing Methods 131

7 Magical Healing Methods 141

Part 2

8 Healing Plants and Magical Ingredients: An Introduction 169

9 Healing Plants 173

Apple 175

Asafetida 176

Blackberry 177

Black Pepper 179

Bloodroot 180

Buckeye 182

Burdock 183

Corn 184

Dandelion 186

Dittany 187

Dogwood 188

Elderberry 191

Garlic 193

Ginseng 194

Horsemint 197

Mullein 199

Onion 201

Passionflower 203

Pawpaw 204

Peppers 206

Plantain 207

Rabbit Tobacco 209

Redbud 210

Red Cedar 212

Sassafras 213

Spicebush 216

Sweetgum Tree 218

Tobacco 219

Witch Hazel 221

Yarrow 222

10 Animals, Tools, and Magical Supplies 225

Animal and Human Parts 226

Axes 229

Beads 231

Beans 232

Coins 233

Eggs 234

Hag Stones 235

Knives 236

Lightning Wood 237

Nails 238

String 238

Water 239

Conclusion: Modernizing Folk Magic 243

Bibliography 259

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