Doctoring The Devil

Doctoring the Devil
Publisher Weiser Books
Release Date
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781633412088
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Appalachian conjure man Jake Richards takes us deeper into the backwoods, sharing root work practices and spells of traditional folk craft magic. Who were the old conjurors and witches of Appalachia? What were their practices and beliefs? How can you learn the ways of conjuring for yourself? 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 of Appalachian culture. In Doctoring the Devil, Jake Richards speaks to those questions and more, offering the various ways of rooting out the “devil”—any unfriendly spirit bringing bad luck, poor health, and calamities of all sorts. Like the blue smoky mists that glide up the Appalachians, Jake leads his readers up the hillsides too, introducing us to folks along the way—hunters, farmers, blacksmiths, faith healers, preachers, and root-diggers. We’ll also meet the local spirits and learn root ways. Further up the hill, we delve into Jake’s notebooks—a personal collection of tried-and-true Appalachian recipes and roots for conjuring love, money, justice, and success.

Doctoring the Devil
  • Author : Jake Richards
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01

Appalachian conjure man Jake Richards takes us deeper into the backwoods, sharing root work practices and spells of traditional folk craft magic. Who were the old conjurors and witches of Appalachia? What were their practices and beliefs? How can you learn the ways of conjuring for yourself? Appalachian folk magic

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Backwoods Witchcraft
  • Author : Jake Richards
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01

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

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Conjure Cards
  • Author : Jake Richards
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01

A unique divination deck based on the authentic backwoods traditions, folklore, and superstitions of Appalachia. For centuries, people living in Appalachia have used homemade playing cards for fortune-telling and dream interpretation. This tradition has arisen over many generations of backwoods conjurers, grannie witches, and yarb doctors. The Conjure Cards fortune-telling

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Sleeping With the Devil
  • Author : Robert Baer
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2004

A veteran of the CIA provides an insider's account of the love-hate relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, giving an up-close view of the corrupt Saudi empire and how the royal family's suppport of a radical religious group helps keep them in power while fostering hatred of the

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Signs  Cures    Witchery
  • Author : Gerald Milnes
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 2007

The various occult practices, symbols, and beliefs of the German immigrants that settled in the Appalachian frontier are described in this study that draws a larger picture of the German influence on Appalachia.

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The Return of Dr  Fu Manchu
  • Author : Sax Rohmer
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20

"The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each

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Ossman   Steel s Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing
  • Author : Jake Richards
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2022-08-01

A long-treasured but forgotten classic of folk healing, with an introduction and commentary by the author of Backwoods Witchcraft and Doctoring the Devil. Ossman & Steel’s Guide to Health or Household Instructor (its original title) is a collection of spells, remedies, and charms. The book draws from the old Pennsylvania

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Ossman   Steel s Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2022

A long-treasured but forgotten classic of folk healing, with an introduction and commentary by the author of Backwoods Witchcraft and Doctoring the Devil. Ossman & Steel's Guide to Health or Household Instructor (its original 1894 title) is a collection of spells, remedies, and charms. The books draws from the old Pennsylvania Dutch

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The Devil Doctor
  • Author : Sax Rohmer
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20

"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press

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Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work
  • Author : Orion Foxwood
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01

Traditional Southern root magic and conjure from someone who learned the old ways growing up in rural Appalachia. Folk magic conjurer and root worker Orion Foxwood invites you to take a walk through his native Appalachia, through moonlit orchards and rural farms, to the dark of the crossroads. From the

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The Dictionary of Demons
  • Author : Michelle Belanger
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2010-10-08

The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon's true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using

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The Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross
  • Author : Laura de Mello e Souza
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-05

Originally published in Brazil as O Diabo e a Terra de Santa Cruz, this translation from the Portuguese analyzes the nature of popular religion and the ways it was transferred to the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Using richly detailed transcripts from Inquisition trials, Mello e Souza

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Standing and Not Falling
  • Author : Lee Morgan
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25

The Otherworld is ready for you, but are you ready for the Otherworld? What would you tell your own less-experienced self about magic if you could go back in time and make a better start? That is the question this book seeks to address. What might you need to slough

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The Goddess Book
  • Author : Nancy Blair
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-08

A seasonal celebration of goddesses "The Goddess Book is a joyful celebration of perennial goddess wisdom that nourishes, expands, and inspires.” -- HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training "Every woman needs this book on her bedside table. An active and animated must-read.”--Emma Mildon, bestselling author of The Soul

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Silver Tongued Devil
  • Author : Lorelei James
  • Publisher : Ridgeview Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08

Their love story sparked a brushfire that grew into the legacy of Lorelei James's Rough Riders series. This standalone historical romance is a prequel to the McKay family saga. The West doesn’t get much wilder than Silas McKay. He’s earned his cowboy reputation not just as a rancher,

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