Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
NATURE-BASED & PAGAN
Almanacs & Calendars
Animals & Mythical Creatures
Book of Shadows
Celtic & Druid
Cooking & Crafts
Coven
Faeries & Elementals
Family
Folklore & Natural Magic
Goddess & God Worship
Green Spirituality
Healing
Herbalism
History & Biographies
Home & Garden
Pagan
Practical Techniques
Rites of Passage
Ritual
Sabbats & Seasons
Santeria
Shamanism
Solitary Path
Spells
Wicca
Witchcraft
World Paganism

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.


The Long-Lost Friend
The Long-Lost Friend
A 19th Century American Grimoire

By: Daniel Harms
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738732541
English  |  312 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: June 2012
Price: $17.95 US,  $20.95 CAN
In Stock? Yes, ready to ship
Qty:

PRODUCT SUMMARY
MORE INFORMATION
Product Summary
In-depth Description
Browse Inside
(You must be logged in to recommend a product)
1 Readers recommend this

You are holding in your hands the most famous book of magic written in America

Originally published in 1820 near Reading, Pennsylvania, under the German title Der Lange Verborgene Freund, this text is the work of immigrant Johann George Hohman. A collection of herbal formulas and magical prayers, The Long-Lost Friend draws from the traditional folk magic of Pennsylvania Dutch customs and pow-wow healers.

This is authentic American folk magic at its best—household remedies combined with charms and incantations to cure common ailments and settle rural troubles. The most well-known grimoire of the New World, this work has influenced the practices of hoodoo, Santeria, Paganism, and other faiths. In this, the definitive edition, you'll find:

  • Both the original German text and the 1856 English translation
  • More than one hundred additional charms and recipes, taken from the pirated 1837 Skippacksville edition and others
  • Extensive notes on the recipes, magic, Pennsylvania Dutch customs, and the origin of many of the charms
  • Indices for general purposes and ingredients
  • Explanations of the specialized terminology of illnesses

Whether your interest lies in folklore, ethnobotany, magic, witchcraft, or American history, this classic volume is an essential addition to your library.

RELATED ARTICLES
Date: 2012-07-23
Readers interested in spirituality live in an amazing time. Bookstores, libraries, and the Internet provide information on all manner of traditions, from the most orthodox to those that, a few centuries before, would have ensured a quick trip to the stake. It is hard for us to recall that, even a few decades ago, books on occult topics were quite difficult to come by. One such book that has lived in infamy is Der Lange Verborgene Freund, or "The Long-Lost Friend." Now newly updated, editor Daniel Harms explains its importance–both yesterday and today.

Sarah is creating a healing pouch to give to a friend who has been ill with a respiratory infection as of late. In the tiny, blue, cotton drawstring bag she crumbles some dried cedar bark she took off a nearby tree and shiitake mushrooms from the store, along with a few chips of amethyst bought at the local New Age shop. She then gives this to her... read this article
Reclaiming the Goddess of the Sun
The Witch's Broom: Magic for Everyone
A Healing Spell for Your Cat




Crone's Book of Charms & Spells
Crone's Book of Charms & Spells
Valerie Worth
$11.95 US,  $13.95 CAN | Add to Cart

 
Norse Magic
Norse Magic
D.J. Conway
$7.99 US,  $8.95 CAN | Add to Cart

 
The Sin Eater's Last Confessions
The Sin Eater's Last Confessions
Lost Traditions of Celtic Shamanism
Ross Heaven
$16.95 US,  $19.50 CAN | Add to Cart

 
Celtic Myth & Magick
Celtic Myth & Magick
Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses
Edain McCoy
$24.99 US,  $28.95 CAN | Add to Cart

 
Four Seasons of Mojo
Four Seasons of Mojo
An Herbal Guide to Natural Living
Stephanie Rose Bird
$16.95 US,  $22.95 CAN | Add to Cart