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!
Download: Episode 50 – Mountain Magic
Recommended Reading on Mountain Magic
- American Shamans: Journeys with Traditional Healers, by Jack Montgomery
- Signs, Cures, & Witchery, by Gerald C. Milne
- Ozark Magic & Folklore, by Vance Randolph
- Candle at the Crossroads, by Orion Foxwood
- Staubs & Ditchwater, by H. Byron Ballard
- The Silver Bullet, by Hubert J. Davis (Selection read: “How to Make a Witchball”
- Witches, Ghosts, & Signs, by Patrick W. Gainer (Selection read: “The Witch of Booger Hole”)
- 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