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Passing Charms Along   4 comments

I’ve a friend, she’s a dear lady, who inherited two charms – one to stop blood, the other to draw out fire; from her cousin, who got it from her aunt.

When it comes to folk magic amongst the hill folk, it’s always passed from woman to man, man to woman, never man to man or woman to woman.

 

This lady has no heirs, so she passed them to me. I feel really honored that her family’s charming was passed to me, especially as these particular charms I have never seen at any point ever. A true piece of folk lore.

 

Folks- learn from your elders, they’ve got a world of wisdom to share. Preserve it, remember it, and pass it on.

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Posted August 5, 2014 by drcorbeaux in Power Doctors

Witch Bullets   2 comments

Witch Bullets in the Ozarks were made from hair, generally horses or black hair, rolled up in a ball with beeswax, and “shot” at people by witches. When the witch bullet would hit an individual, they were either come down sick, immediately faint, or possibly even die. Some witch bullets were said to be able to travel miles to the target, while others were flipped from the thumb directly at the person.  At other times, they would simply be hidden in an individuals pocket or automobile.

Witch bullet sometimes were also shot at animals, such as cows, to make them fall ill. The process by which a witch bullet is made is generally kept a secret amongst those who speak the Devil’s language.

One issue, however, which is very much stressed……the belief is, if the bullet can’t find the target, it will return and hit the witch.

Book Review: Signs, Cures, and Witchery   1 comment

Ozark Spite Dolls   2 comments

Traditional burlap spite doll, made with all the proper fixins’.

Beverly Hillbillies “That Old Black Magic”   Leave a comment

For a Girl to get back her Lover   2 comments

From “Ozark Magic and Folklore” by Vance Randolph

 

“If a girl has quarreled with her lover, she may get him back by taking a needle and drawing a little blood from the third finger of her left hand. Using the needle as a pen, she writes her initials and his in blood on an ironwood chip, draws three circles around the letters, and buries the chip in the ground. The recreant boy friend will be hangin’ round again in three days, or less.”

The Bible – for fevers   Leave a comment

Matthew 8: 14-15

“And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.”

“And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.”

This verse is written on a piece of paper and the verses are prayed over the paper three times. The paper is then suspended from the neck of the sick person.

 

Note: This charm is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice or attention, and is posted only as a reference for the preservation of folklore.