Discover traditional folk magic of the Ozark Mountains and how to incorporate it into your own practice with Brandon Weston's follow-up book to Ozark Folk Magic. This unique grimoire weaves fascinating historical details and thrilling stories from Weston's life alongside step-by-step instructions for authentic remedies, rituals, and spell work.
Ozark Mountain Spell Book includes numerous regional recipes using ingredients commonly found in the household or in nature. This book covers good luck amulets, love potions, magical cleansing rituals, protection spells, divination tools, and more. Weston also shares advice on updating Ozark traditions for the modern practitioner and folk secrets from his own craft. A perfect launching point for your own magical path, this collection of spells includes everything from unlocking the truth behind your dreams to reversing a hex.
"Brandon's Ozark Mountain Spell Book is full of amulets, charms, and workings and you will be delighted from first to last."— H. Byron Ballard, witch, farmer, author of Roots, Branches and Spirits
"Weston considers these magical operations and folkloric customs and understandings as both a respectful researcher and a dedicated practitioner. Technical analyses of the various components and combinations of spellwork and talisman-craft are accompanied by appreciations and explications of hillfolk cosmology, spiritual ecologies, and magical ethics; artfully drawing attention to shifting historical influences upon Ozarks folk magic even as it collects and curates these rites and amulets."— Dr. Alexander Cummins, author of A Book of the Magi and editor of Revelore Press' Folk Necromancy In Transmission series
"Weston's latest book opens up the world of Ozark folk magic to anyone interested, while still preserving the heart and flavor of this distinctive branch of North American folk practice. The spells themselves all have clear roots within tradition and history, but importantly provide variations that help them fit a modern worker's world. Weston explores depths seldom plumbed, such as the use of dream-based magical instruction, and connects the work to the words and actions of Ozarkers he’s interviewed or found in existing folkloric accounts. This is a thorough course in mountain folk magic that invites a deeper understanding of a frequently overlooked region and demonstrates how fully integrated magic is within the Ozark worldview."— Cory Thomas Hutcheson, author and co-host of New World Witchery
"Brandon invites you into his home, where he serves up history, folklore, and magic. A wonderful and enchanting read."— Katrink Karpetz, Witch of TheWitchery.ca
"Not since the sainted Ozark folklorist, Vance Randolph, has there been such an important publication on Ozark folk magic. The fact that Brandon is also a gifted healer, from and of this tradition, offers us a curated collection of tried and true knowledge that is a benefit to us now and will be of benefit to future generations of practitioners and scholars."— Rachel Reynolds, Ozark folklorist, head project steward at Meadowcreek Community
"The herbal knowledge...that you will find within this book will give readers a fresh look at how a deeply entrenched bioregional practice works magically with the local flora...We believe this information to be vitally important to share with others and find Brandon’s perspective to be well researched, combining healing traditions from his elders, as well as his own praxis. This volume adds a new layer to this rich tapestry of Ozark magic."— Catamara Rosarium, convenor of the Viridis Genii Symposium and proprietor of Rosarium Blends
"This book is timely and important in that it helps give readers a broader grasp of the subject of American folk magic with the clarity and authority of an author who has dived headfirst into the subject of Ozark traditions."— Marcus McCoy, editor and co-organizer of the Viridis Genii Symposium and book series