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and original notes • Over three hundred charms, spells, and recipes for home remedies • Over one hundred previously unpublished recipes and charms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.
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with
the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in
Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It
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