Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to healing. Ossman & Steel’s Guide to Health or Household Instructor is a collection of spells, remedies, and charms that have been passed down through countless generations of backwoods healers.
From hand-me-down recipes used to cure everything from colds to cancer, to powerful love spells that can bring a wandering heart back home, this book brings the old ways into the modern world and gives you practical advice for using them today.
Explore a long-forgotten but treasured classic of Appalachian folk healing with an introduction and commentary by the author of Backwoods Witchcraft and Doctoring the Devil.
This book draws widely on the folklore of old Pennsylvania Dutch and German “powwow” healing practices, which, in turn, helped shape Appalachian folk healing, conjure, rootwork, and many other folk-healing traditions in America. Author Jake Richards puts these remedies in context with practical advice for modern-day healers.
The first part of the book contains spells and charms for healing wounds, styes, broken bones, maladies, and illnesses of all sorts. The second part includes other folk remedies using ingredients based on sympathetic reasoning, including sulfuric acid, gunpowder, other substances for swelling, and more.