Category: Historical References

The Easiest Crossing Working

BRILLIANT AND SIMPLE

I first heard of this work back in 2005, when I was a student of Cat Yronwode. Unlike most of her students, I did not stay close, as we had a falling out early on. Given all of the stuff that has come out since then, I would say that was for the…



Ain’t Nothing But The Real Thing, Baby

FLEXIBILITY CAN BE A GOOD THING

But so is tradition. As much as the Crowd likes to bellow from the hilltops, “My magic, my way!” and “You do you!” and “We don’t need no stinking badges or rules!” doesn’t mean that there aren’t some rules worth following, or that there aren’t some things that are immutable….



The Long-Lost Friend

A NEW WORLD GRIMOIRE

In  the work, The Long-Lost Friend,  Johann George Hohman details some of the traditional customs and folk magic of the early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania, AKA the Pennsylvania Dutch, and the “pow-wow” healers of the area. While not hoodoo, it is still similar enough in content to be useful and informative to one of a more southerly…



Azealia Banks and Her Closet Video

AIN’T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS

Like many people, I don’t like the idea of animal sacrifice for religious purposes, but it happens. You don’t have to agree with it, support it, or participate in it. However, if you love your steak like I do, making a big deal out of ritualistic chicken killing is kinda…



More Botanica Articles

I HAVE FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN EACH ONE OF THESE…

You may or may not. But that’s the nature of blogging — you put it out into the ether and maybe someone else digs it too. That’s the hope, at least, and speaking of hope, it springs eternal within the walls of your local botanica.

This first…



Adore Your Olds and Everybody Else’s

TAKE TIME FOR THE OLDER GENERATIONS

I saw this article while searching for something else. I thought it was cute and a good reminder of how important it is to spend time with and listen to those of the older generations. They have so much to teach and also tend to be a lot of fun!…



A Few Words About Oil Lamps

LET THERE BE LAMPS!

When people think of oil lamps, they usually think of the type of lamp that has a reservoir base, a wick, and a glass chimney, like the ones we sell here:

Oil Lamp Selection

However, oil lamps come in many different shapes, styles, and materials because they have been around forever…



Speaking of Medicine Bottles

SOME GREAT EXAMPLES OF OLD MEDICINE BOTTLES

I love old bottles with their unusual shapes and colorful glass. This site is chocked full of information and many excellent examples of glass-gone-by. Enjoy!

Welcome to the BLM/SHA – Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website

Historic Medicinal Bottles

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