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Pow Wows, Or, The Long Lost Friend

Unread post by RJLupin » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:46 am

This is my new favourite magical book. If you haven't read it, it was written in 1820 and is a collection of German-American folk magic. The spells are mainly used for healing, and for practical concerns (farm animals, domestic issues) though there are some good ones for removing evil spells. Almost no equipment is required; they are almost completely verbal spells. VERY heavy of calling on Christian deities and such. Though I am not a Christian, I don't have any problem with that in this context.

If you can get the book, do. You won't regret it.

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Unread post by jwmcclin » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:52 am

It is a good book
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Unread post by cognitivedissonance » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:46 pm

The book itself is actually used as a talisman by some folks, I know soldiers who keep a copy of it on their persons at all times, to protect against gun wounds.

LM doesn't carry it, sadly.

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Unread post by RJLupin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:34 am

Yeah, there's a page in it that promises that nothing bad can harm you while you have the book in your possession. Lots of useful protective charms.

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Unread post by allofthemwitches » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:30 am

Manly Wade Wellman wrote a number of short fantasy stories (Silver John) that involve Appalachian culture and the Long Lost Friend. They're pulpy but worth checking out.

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Unread post by Miss Bri » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:13 am

There is a book that Lucky Mojo has in stock right now that I highly recommend for further studies along this line, I picked it up while I was up there for the apprenticeship program and have been reading it--its excellent!
THE RED CHURCH OR THE ART OF PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN BRAUCHEREI
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Unread post by ShadoWalker » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:56 pm

LOL.....Miss Bri beat me to it. I was going to also suggest the book of the Red Church. I had it suggested to me by Orion Foxwood and never have regreted it!

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Unread post by jwmcclin » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:50 pm

RJLupin, it is a good book and as cognitivedissonance mentioned, it can be used as a talisman, it says so in the book. Yes, I agree this is a must have good read. Now I must add Miss Bri's recommendation to my wish list. Good recommendation RJLupin.
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Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:58 am

Thank you for the Red Church recommendation!

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Unread post by Devi Spring » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:22 pm

Ooo, I LOVE The Red Church!
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Unread post by Cyd » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:53 pm

wow these are also my favorite books
i adore them.
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Unread post by taramaria » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:50 pm

I love this book. It is powerful. I carry it as a talisman and was spared many times while carrying from danger. My great grandmother was a PA dutch healer or braucheri there are different spellings and she would never refer to herself as one. PA dutch are very proud people. This book was among her items, but written in ink. It says in the book that whoever carries it can not die an unnatural death. My great grandmother Sarah lived to be 103 she didn't have a birth certificate. My mother said that my great grandmother always lied about her age, and said she was 10 years younger, so we think she was actually much older than 103 years. I always carry this book. I take it in my purse wherever I go. There are some of the most powerful protection prayers in its pages that I have ever seen. Following the advice on Miss Cat's pages on how to make a mojo bag, along with herbs & curios, I only use prayers from this book. Traditionally pa dutch healers use white cloth (white flannel sold at LM is great) and sew up the ends with red string. That is how I was taught, to make a protection or healing bag which is usually all they make. Or, I write a himmel brief to go within. This is a must have!

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Unread post by LeannaReece » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:45 am

As someone with PA Dutch ancestry, I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book.
I've never heard of The Red Church, so I must check it out.

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Re: Pow Wows, Or, The Long Lost Friend

Unread post by Doctor Hob » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:04 am

The Red Church is an excellent book.
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:34 am

Here is the current edition we are carrying in the shop:

BOO-GRI-TLLF
The Long-Lost Friend, A 19th Century American Grimoire, by John George Hohman
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You can order right here in the Forum by clicking on the blue Add To Cart button.
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Hunting Magic

Unread post by StephenSnakeBones » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:59 am

I was recently asked by a co-worker if I knew anything he could do that would help him with deer hunting (for the record, he only hunts for food, not sport, and the deer population here in upstate NY is fairly overpopulated) and give him some good luck.

I did some searching around the forum and couldn't really find anything, I found some things on fishing, but not hunting. So after that I went to some of the older books that I have and I found something kind of neat. I guess hunting isn't all that popular of a topic, but I figured that it might be worth sharing just in case anyone comes on here that is also looking for it.

If you look in the table contents of Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend by John George Hoffman there's a section called 'Hunting Talismans.'

Hope this post helps someone!

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Re: Hunting Magic

Unread post by Miss Aida » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:08 pm

Hello, StephenSnakeBones,

Thank you for this information.

I did edit your post as we don't quote (plagiarism).

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Re: Hunting Magic

Unread post by StephenSnakeBones » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:35 pm

Oh, sorry, I thought quoting was okay if it wasn't copyrighted. My bad.

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Re: Pow Wows, Or, The Long Lost Friend

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:11 pm

Various editions are under copyright. Even old books can be copyright protected in new editions. Thanks for understanding.
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Re: Pow Wows, Or, The Long Lost Friend

Unread post by HicksKicks » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:18 pm

oh, i still remember The Red Church! It is not too difficult to notice the alchemical symbolism at work here, most notably the intense focus on the perfected rubedo phase.

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