Episode 200 – Folk Magic in Court

We hexed the law and the law…turned into a lot of Disney references? We look at the history of witchcraft and the law in North America, a variety of court case workings, and discuss spells that keep one far away from the long arm of the law. Plus our monthly card reading and a listener email about a crafty and creative mirror box!
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We call order in the court by talking about a few different books. Cory discusses the history of witchcraft and its legal entanglements based on material in historian Owen Davies’ America Bewitched as well as David Hall’s Worlds of Wonder Days of Judgment. We also get into court case workings found in Judika Illes’ Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells and Backwoods Witchcraft by Jake Richards, too. (As well as mentioning a few of the examples from Cory’s book, of course)

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