In 1820, folk healer Johann Georg Hohman published a book in German. Continuously in print since that first publication, The Long- Lost Friend—filled with tokens, spells, cures and more—is a milestone in magical history. Now, Llewellyn is proud to present the most complete, accurate, and fully annotated version of this book ever published.
• Original German text published for the first time in over a century • English translation featuring extensive, revealing, and original notes • Over three hundred charms, spells, and recipes for home remedies • Over one hundred previously unpublished recipes and charms
The Long-Lost Friend combines Germanic European folklore with the American Pow Wow tradition, resulting in a uniquely American system of magic. It’s a foundational document for American magical traditions from Hexcraft to Hoodoo.
Living in the Midwest, Ostara comes for us at one of those "in between" times. It falls in between the frigid cold of winter and the scorching, oppressive heat of summer. It's the calm both before and after the storm. But it is also a real blah time of year. The weather is often still downright chilly, and snow is still quite a possibility. (In... read this article