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Appalachian Magic and Haints in the Holler

Some call it “Backwoods Magic“. Others say, “Hillfolk Hoodoo,” “Mountain Conjure“, or just “the Work.

Whatever you call it, it is the enduring folk magic that haunts the hollers and lingers within the misty slopes of the Appalachian mountains.

Join us as we explore the wonder and rich tradition of practiced Appalachian folk Magic, as well as the fascinating (yet often overlooked) folklore and history region.

Also.. Jeremy survives the break, Jon ruins the Sixth Sense, and Chris tries trivia!

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05:30 | Folkloric magic of different regions
06:17 | Where is Appalachia exactly?
08:28 | Mixing of cultural magic, New Orleans VS Appalachia
11:52 | Moon-Eyed People of the Cherokee – Inner Earth People?
13:08 | Diving into the Backwoods Witchcraft and Magic of Appalachia
14:34 | Devilry in Appalachia – Devil Monkeys, Devil’s Run, Devil’s Looking Glass
15:00 | Listing various monsters, creatures and cryptids of Appalachia
15:48 | What is Appalachian Folk Magic? Where does it come from (READING)
17:57 | Roots of the Craft and it’s regional branching out
18:21 | Biblical magic – structural spell structure of “the Work”
20:22 | Light VS dark: balance and justice in Appalachian magic
22:13 | Jake Richards (Author) – Magic in the family and tradition (READING)
24:35 | Magical gifts of Appalachia – The Sight, Dreams True
26:26 | Origins of American folk magic (READING)
28:27 | Hot Foot Powder | Magic to get people to leave you alone
30:25 | How to Protect Haints: Lost souls, spirits and demons
35:02 | Let’s play “Name that Appalachian Folk Magic!!”
40:24 | Stinger – Sound Iron – Ayahuasca Trip
49:44 | Terms of the Hollar
55:00 | Working with the Dead (Reading)
57:17 | Broken-hearted Spirits cause illness in the living
1:01:03 | The lone Rider of Devils run
1:05:15 | Happy Birthday, Jacob! 🎂
1:06:10 | Stinger for Brianna
1:08:00 | More to Explore!
1:09:13 | New Patron Thank Yous!
1:12:00 | A positive message from the Hole

Appalachian Region

Appalachia is made up of 420 counties across 13 states and spans 205,000 square miles, from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The Region’s 25 million residents live in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and all of West Virginia. | Source

Regions of Appalachia - Subregions- 2009

Mountain Dialect

As the exodus of young families from the mountains grew, mountain dialect became less prevalent. One can still hear some of the original dialect in the more isolated mountain communities. If you find yourself in such places, listen closely for unique words and sayings like:

  • arm baby : child small enough to be carried in someone’s arms
  • butter-mouthed : speaking in flattering terms
  • chunk-washer : heavy rain
  • death watch : ticking insect in the wall of a house that meant death in the family.
  • goozler : boy whose voice is changing



Appalachian Etymology

About the Appalachian Region
Appalachian Regional Commission

Terms Of The Holler

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