by Orion Foxwood
Learn the ways of magic and healing from the living, oral tradition of Appalachian Conjure in The Candle and the Crossroads. Orion Foxwood offers a primer on the real magic and techniques of Southern root magic, knowledge he learned first-hand growing up in rural Appalachia.
Foxwood explains magical techniques including:
- Spirit Sight
- Working by the Signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility of humans and animals, orcharding)
- Faith Healing
- Settling the Light (candle magic)
- Doctoring the Root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts?bones, claws, fur, etc. for magic or the clearing, cleansing, and blessing of the spirit of a person, also known as his or her root)
- Praying or Dreaming True (Blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming)
- Blessing or Cursing
The Candle and the Crossroads shows how to create magic in today?s world with the old ways and traditions of Appalachia.
Orion Foxwood is a conjurer in the American southern folk tradition, a traditional witch and a Faery Seer. He is the founder of Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion in Maryland and a co-founder of Conjure Crossroads and the annual Folk Magic Festival held in New Orleans and Conjure-Con. He was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and is the author of The Tree of Enchantment and The Candle and the Crossroads both published by Weiser Books.
6 x 9 inches, ?256 pages