Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend, a Collection of Mysteries and Invaluable Arts and Remedies by John George HohmanA collection of mysterious arts and remedies for man as well as animals, with many proofs of their virtue and efficacy in healing diseases. An interesting compilation of charms, prayers, preventative measures and remedies centuries old, many that had never been published, are reproduced here. They have been left in the original form they were first published, with old language and symbols left unaltered.
Old folkmagic books (The long lost Friend, The 6th and 7th Book of Moses)
Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend, a Collection of Mysteries and Invaluable Arts and Remedies
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Somewhere in south-central Pennsylvania, a family is worried. After a fair amount of hand-wringing and soul-searching, a man enters the house to fetch the remedy — not medicine, not a doctor, but a short passage from a small book. Its pages contain neither the telephone number of a trusted physician nor the recipe for a therapeutic elixir, but nonetheless hold a tried and true method of healing. Back inside the house, he gently places an egg in the pot and slowly brings the rain water to a boil. Outside again, the man paces the yard until he finds what he is looking for — an anthill upon which to place his egg.
The Long Lost Friend (Grimoire)
Written by a Pennsylvania Dutch healer in in German, this book is a rambling collection of rural home remedies and folk invocations. Pow-wow is a unique creole of Christian theology and a shamanistic belief system. It is still practiced in some rural areas of Pennsylvania. In spite of the name, it is not of Native American derivation. It is believed to have been brought over to America by German immigrants who practiced folk-magic.
A collection of herbal formulas and magical prayers, The Long-Lost Friend draws from the traditional folk magic of Pennsylvania Dutch customs and pow-wow healers. This is authentic American folk magic at its best—household remedies combined with charms and incantations to cure common ailments and settle rural troubles. The most well-known grimoire of the New World, this work has influenced the practices of hoodoo, Santeria, Paganism, and other faiths. In this, the definitive edition, you'll find:. Whether your interest lies in folklore, ethnobotany, magic, witchcraft, or American history, this classic volume is an essential addition to your library.