In which Cory gives a brief (and VERY high-level) overview of Ozark folk magic, along with a few suggestions for further research and learning. Turkey wishbones for love? Talking to beehives? Moon signs and body parts? All that and more in this video!
Please note that I am NOT a native Ozarker, and can only speak as someone studying folklore. Those who would like to know more should definitely seek out the expertise and knowledge of Ozark residents over what I say here.
Books mentioned in this video include:
- Ozark Magic & Folklore by Vance Randolph – https://bookshop.org/a/4988/9780486211817
- Ozark Folk Magic and Ozark Mountain Spell Book – https://bookshop.org/a/4988/9780738767253 and https://bookshop.org/a/4988/9780738770673
- The Llewellyn Complete Guide to North American Folk Magic – https://bookshop.org/a/4988/9780738767871
- Additionally, the archives of Bittersweet are a good source for information: https://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/bittersweet/index.html
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