Ossman & Steel's Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing by Jake Richards audiobook

Ossman & Steel's Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing: A Collection of Old Time Remedies, Charms, and Spells

Introduction and commentary by Jake Richards
Foreword by Silver RavenWolf

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2.45 Hours 1
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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 Dutch and German powwow healing practices that in turn helped shape Appalachian folk healing, conjure, root work, and many folk healing traditions in America. Jake Richards, author of Backwoods Witchcraft and Doctoring the Devil, puts these remedies in context, with practical advice for modern-day "backwoods" healers interested in using them today. The first part contains spells and charms for healing wounds, sties, broken bones, maladies, and illnesses of all sorts. The second part includes other folk remedies using ingredients based on sympathetic reasoning, including sulfuric acid, gunpowder, or other substances for swelling, toothache, headache, and so on. These remedies are presented here for historic interest, to help better understand how folk medicine evolved in America. It is Jake Richards's hope that reintroducing this work will reestablish its position as a useful household helper in the library of every witch or country healer.

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Summary

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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 Dutch and German powwow healing practices that in turn helped shape Appalachian folk healing, conjure, root work, and many folk healing traditions in America. Jake Richards, author of Backwoods Witchcraft and Doctoring the Devil, puts these remedies in context, with practical advice for modern-day "backwoods" healers interested in using them today.

The first part contains spells and charms for healing wounds, sties, broken bones, maladies, and illnesses of all sorts. The second part includes other folk remedies using ingredients based on sympathetic reasoning, including sulfuric acid, gunpowder, or other substances for swelling, toothache, headache, and so on. These remedies are presented here for historic interest, to help better understand how folk medicine evolved in America. It is Jake Richards's hope that reintroducing this work will reestablish its position as a useful household helper in the library of every witch or country healer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book is rich with folklore and folk practices, and Richards manages the difficult task of balancing contemporary knowledge against tradition.” Cory Hutcheson, author of New World Witchery

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 2.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English