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After years of pondering, Byron Ballard has finally written a primer for the kind of magic she practices. Driven to it by colleagues, friends and students, writing this little book is an act of stubborn devotion to a fading culture. This deceptively simple system of folk magic has come down to modern Southern culture through the immigrants and natives who called these blueAfter years of pondering, Byron Ballard has finally written a primer for the kind of magic she practices. Driven to it by colleagues, friends and students, writing this little book is an act of stubborn devotion to a fading culture. This deceptively simple system of folk magic has come down to modern Southern culture through the immigrants and natives who called these blue hills home. Written in an easily accessible style and filled with insights and stories, Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks Hoodoo is part memoir, part workbook....

Title : Staubs And Ditchwater: A Friendly And Useful Introduction To Hillfolk's Hoodoo
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ISBN : 9780976758181
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 122 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Staubs And Ditchwater: A Friendly And Useful Introduction To Hillfolk's Hoodoo Reviews

  • Angela Pippinger
    2018-10-16 05:28

    Want to learn some Appalachian flavored Hoodoo? This is a perfect book to do such a thing. It may be short but it's chock full of information!

  • Eric
    2018-10-02 01:58

    Really good book about the old ways in North Carolina. Good stuff and worth reading!

  • Lisarose Barnes
    2018-10-03 02:46

    A wonderful homage to the folk magic of the Southern Appalachians. This friendly memoir/how-to/history lesson is a fascinating insight to a culture that thrives despite the challenges of postmodernity and religious fanaticism. Sit a spell for a cuppa with Ms. Ballard and see the world in a new way, through an ancient lens.

  • Stephanie
    2018-10-12 02:58

    You may have to wait a while for my review. I want to have a long, quite space in my life before I read this. Even a short quiet space would be nice :-)I will update and review once I'm doing better.

  • Deanne Quarrie
    2018-09-26 00:55

    I loved this! It was fun to read and very informing as well Byron's added humor made it a great little read!

  • Sarah Schantz
    2018-10-01 05:40

    I read this book to help with the research needed for my second novel. I found it accessible and useful.