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Podcast 50 – Mountain Magic

March 30, 2013

Summary
Watch out for the Hill Witch! Today we look at magical lore from the mountains (Ozarks and Appalachians). We’ll have discussion, stories, and even some music!

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Download: Episode 50 – Mountain Magic

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Recommended Reading on Mountain Magic

  1. American Shamans: Journeys with Traditional Healers, by Jack Montgomery
  2. Signs, Cures, & Witchery, by Gerald C. Milne
  3. Ozark Magic & Folklore, by Vance Randolph
  4. Candle at the Crossroads, by Orion Foxwood
  5. Staubs & Ditchwater, by H. Byron Ballard
  6. The Silver Bullet, by Hubert J. Davis (Selection read: “How to Make a Witchball”
  7. Witches, Ghosts, & Signs, by Patrick W. Gainer (Selection read: “The Witch of Booger Hole”)
  8. The Foxfire books are hands-down the most broadly reaching and marvelous assembly of Appalachian lore you can find, including lore on folk magic, belief, and witchcraft

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 Promos & Music
Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune.

Music from this episode generously comes from the band Tuatha Dea (www.tuathadea.net). Songs were:

  • Celtic Woman Mavis McGee
  • Skye Boat Blues
  • Mulligan Stew

These songs were from the album Kith & Kin. Tuatha Dea is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund their next album, so please head over and help support them if you can!

Promo 1- Lakefront Pagan Voice
Promo 2 – Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

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