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Wendy’s Magickal Studies – Appalachian Folk Magic, Lore & Healing 09/22/2019

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For this segment, Wendy will be talking with good friends, Denise Pridemore and Jen Smith, both of who have Appalachian family with strong leanings towards Folk Magics, Healing, and Lore. I’ve been doing my homework as well, so this should be an enlightening show!

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7:00 pm Pacific, 9:00 pm Central, 11:00 pm Eastern!


Listen Here:

Listen to “Appalachian Folk Magic, Lore, Healings & Granny Magic” on Spreaker.

Now, I’m no expert in any of these things, but I know what I enjoy. Research and Learning are at the top of my list. I will be delving into one aspect of Magic, Witchcraft, Folklore, Myth and/or Legend in each article.

So, if you are so inclined, join me on this journey of discovery!



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‘American Witchcraft’

The people who have called The Appalachian Mountains their home over the centuries and beyond are a mish-mash of the Native American Indian tribes – Shawnee, Cherokee, Creek and Delaware, just to name a few. Added in later were settlers from Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and more. When you mix in all of these different peoples. cultures and traditions – not to mention adding in ancient lore of the people brought in as Slaves – and blood, sweat, tears and deaths of those just trying to carve out a little niche in the world, you come up with the recipe for some powerful beliefs, magics, healing practices and downright scary – sometimes – ‘wise ones’..

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Appalachian Folk Magic – Graveyard dirt, ocre, cascarilla, bones, lodestone, hoodoo, witchcraft

I’ve run across the term ‘Granny Magic’ in several different articles and websites, and really get a kick out of the term. However, I feel it’s not really accurate since gender isn’t really the heart of the practitioners these days. But the traditions are definitely passed down from great-grandparents, grandparents, and on down the line. The Ancients and Ancestors are key elements of the rootwork, healings, conjurings and so on.


Anyway, this should be a very interesting and informative segment, so please join us!

Linda S. Godfrey On Her Book, “I Know What I Saw” | July 10, 2019

Tune in on July 10th for our interview with Linda S. Godfrey about her new book, “I Know What I Saw”

Wendy and June interview paranormal author, Linda S. Godfrey, about her new book, “I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters With Monsters Of New Urban Legends And Ancient Lore.”

About I Know What I Saw

Photo courtesy of TarcherPerigee, a Penguin Random House imprint © 2019 Linda S. Godfrey

Per the publisher, TarcherPerigee:

Which came first–the monster or the myth? Journalist Linda Godfrey investigates present-day encounters with mysterious creatures of old.

The monsters of ancient mythology, folklore, and more contemporary urban legend have long captured the popular imagination. While most people in America today relegate monsters to just that–our imaginations–we continue to be fascinated by the unknown. Linda Godfrey is one of the country’s leading authorities on modern-day monsters and has interviewed countless eyewitnesses to strange phenomena. Monsters evolve, taking on both new and familiar forms over time and across cultures. In this well-researched book, Godfrey explores uncanny encounters with werewolves, goatmen, Bigfoot, and more.

In more than twenty-five years spent “chasing” monsters, Godfrey has found that it often remains unclear whether the sightings are simply mistaken animals, hoaxes, or coincidence. When all the speculation is said and done, one question remains for fans and researchers: Are the creatures “real,” or are they entirely “other-world?” Godfrey suspects that it isn’t an either/or question–our reality operates on a scale from dense matter to realms the human eye cannot see. 

As Godfrey investigates unexplained phenomena, her search for answers will fascinate casual observers and enthusiasts alike.

I Know What I Saw” will be published on July 16, 2019.


About Linda S. Godfrey

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Linda S. Godfrey, world-renowned monster author and investigative journalist

Author, investigator and artist Linda Godfrey is the author of 18 books on strange creatures, phenomena and people.

She’s a frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, including Monsterquest (Seasons 1 and 4), Fox News Red Eye, Lost Tapes, Monsters and Mysteries, Sean Hannity’s America, Inside Edition, Coast to Coast AM, Wis. Public Radio, the Jenny McCarthy Show and many more. 

She lives in the Kettle Moraine area of SE Wisconsin with her husband and monster dog, Grendel.

Join Linda’s Facebook group, Unknown Creature Spot, for breaking news on monsters.

Source: Author’s website, LindaGodfrey.com


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