Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work

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Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work

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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 oral tradition of his ancestors to the voices of the spirits themselves, Foxwood brings readers the secrets of Southern magic including these topics and much more:

  • Working by the signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility, and orcharding)
  • Settling the light (candle magic)
  • Doctoring the root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts for magic or for clearing, cleansing, and blessing a person)
  • Praying or dreaming true (blessings of spirit/God, as well as prophetic dreaming)

Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work shows how to create magic in today’s world with the old ways and traditions of Appalachia. This book was previously published as The Candle and the Crosswords. This new edition includes a foreword by Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch.