An ENORMOUS thank you to our LlewellynCon presenters today: H. Byron Ballard, Stephen Skinner, Opal Luna, and Deborah Blake!
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Watch H. Byron Ballard: Practical Appalachian Folk Magic Techniques
Watch Stephen Skinner: Is Magic Spirit-Based, or Is It "All in Your Head?"
Watch Opal Luna: Fiber Magick Crochet 101
Watch Deborah Blake: Book of Shadows: Using One and Making It Your Own
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by H. Byron Ballard, author of the new Roots, Branches & Spirits.
In the interlocking circles of folk magic, we often talk about luck in ways that the larger culture mostly misses. "Good luck" seems like an old-fashioned and unscientific thing that is the child of superstition and ignorance. But having good luck puts you in the right place at the right time, and merely thinking of yourself as a lucky person can go a long way towards boosting confidence and shifting our personal energy.
Most of us can think of things that seem unlucky, even if we also dismiss it as superstition. Walking under an open ladder, opening an umbrella inside, a