Sure Cure Witchcraft

A spellbinding, action-packed middle-grade novel about girls who must fight for their friendship across time using witchcraft, healing, and magic - set in the wonderful forests of Germany's 19th Century Kingdom of Wurrtemberg and present ...

Author: Laura Best

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1771089776

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From the acclaimed author of the Cammie series, a stand alone middle grade novel about witchery, friendship, and healing, set in the 18th century Germany and present day Nova Scotia.

Bluenose Magic

Half a pint of moose milk, three or two teaspoons of rattlesnake poison, half a cup of angle worm oil, the brains of three rats, and the wings of a bat—a sure cure for witchcraft. Drink that and the witch will die.

Author: Helen Creighton

Publisher: Nimbus+ORM

ISBN: 9781771082600

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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A collection of traditional Nova Scotian folktales, superstitions and home remedies compiled by the Canadian folklorist and author of Bluenose Ghosts. Beginning in 1928, Dr. Helen Creighton traveled across her native Nova Scotia seeking out and recording its rich heritage in the form of ghost stories, folktales, and folksongs. She first shared her findings in 1957 with the collection Bluenose Ghosts, and followed its success eleven years later with Bluenose Magic, both of which are considered classics of Maritime literature. This fascinating volume welcomes readers into a supernatural world of witchcraft, enchantment, and buried treasure. It shares stories of the region’s indigenous Mi’kmaq people as well as variations of tales brought over from Europe. Here too are folk remedies, dream interpretation, divination, superstitions, and more that has been passed on from generation to generation of Nova Scotia’s families

The Sure Cure for Worry

Heeven erected pagan altars in the temple, practiced witchcraft and sacrificed his own son to apagan god(see2 Kings21:1–6). According to Jewish tradition, Manasseh murdered the prophet Isaiah bysawing him in half.

Author: Kent Crockett

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441261618

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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What Is the Key to Living without Fear? As you look ahead to tomorrow, it is hard not to worry--about financial pressures, family issues, problems at work and so much more. You may even feel helpless as worry threatens to drain your life of joy. But there is good news. "We must keep trusting God, even when the world looks out of control, knowing that He is in charge and will take care of every situation that worries us." Bestselling author Kent Crockett explains how God can guide you, even now, along His chosen path, without your realizing it--from the circumstances you face to the people you meet--to accomplish His plan. Crockett reveals the two necessities that enable you to face the future without fear: believing that God is in control and learning to let Him guide you. The Sure Cure for Worry helps you to do both so you can live one day at a time, release your problems to God and live life to the fullest.

Cornish Witchcraft

said he, “why, the only cure is to cut off the tips of their tails. It's a bit of a mess as they bleed so, but it's a sure cure as it draws the blood away from their heads, and that's what does the good.” The same farmer gave me a ...

Author: Jason Semmens


ISBN: 9780954683931


Page: 133

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Presumed lost in the years since William Henry Paynter's death 40 years ago, this book is the first publication of Paynter's manuscript work on Cornish Witchcraft and folk magic. In the inter war years of the 1920s and '30s Paynter set about recording witch narratives and folklore in Cornwall and Devon, capturing stories and narratives of witchcraft and witch beliefs before they vanished as the 'old folks' died. Paynter was unable to find a publisher for his manuscript in 1939, and the papers were not among his archive when he died in 1976. The manuscript of Paynter's Cornish Witchcraft was recovered in 2009 and became available for study. In publishing this edition, Paynter's rich store of witch stories and folk beliefs becomes widely available for the first time.

Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft Volume 2

4 - Blasphemous use of Scripture and of God's name to cure diseases . Many curious examples cited : e . g . , to cure horses of worms : “ In nomine Pa + tris et Fi + lii et Spiritus + Sancti , exorciso te vermen per Deum Pa + trem et Fi ...

Author: Henry Charles Lea

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512820577

Category: History

Page: 608

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My Life Story

A sure cure for witchcraft of all kinds is the following : Take the leg of a chameleon , seven needles , a piece of steel , fashouk ( a kind of gum ) , a small piece of myrtle root , and seven leaves of the same plant , sew all into a ...

Author: Emily Keene Wazan (Shareefa of.)


ISBN: UCAL:$B57898

Category: Morocco

Page: 327

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The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

GALL STONES Sheep's dung boiled with new milk until dissolved, and then taken internally, is a sure cure for the removal of gall stones. GAMBLING If you have bad luck at cards, and rise and turn three times with your chair, ...

Author: Frank Gaynor

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060424

Category: Social Science

Page: 785

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Three authoritative yet accessible reference books covering the esoteric terms, concepts, and histories of magical practices and mystical thought. Dictionary of Mysticism offers concise definitions for more than 2,200 terms used in a number of mystical traditions and fields of study, including esoteric philosophy, occultism, psychical research, spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, and demonology. It also covers the studies of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Sufism, Lamaism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, and Cabbalism. Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a wide-ranging and authoritative reference book that explores the origins and influences of various superstitions from a number of cultural traditions. It contains enlightening information about charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies, and customs of birth, marriage, and death. In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. This A-to-Z reference book provides in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, and covers many notable wizards and demonographers.

Making Witches

and decided that when I had finished my research on the fairies,10 I would move on to witches. ... such as by prescribing a cow manure plaster as a “sure cure” for pneumonia.12 Although such graphic details hook the imagination, ...

Author: Barbara Rieti

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773574939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life. Frequently featuring women, they provide fascinating new perspectives on female coping strategies in a volatile economy.

Keeping House

Many home remedies were a mixed bag of common sense , experience , superstition , and rumored witchcraft . Unexplained illness or death and odd behavior of any kind would raise eyebrows and start the whispers about witches .

Author: Virginia Bartlett

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822971610

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book is a fascinating re-creation of the lives of women in the time of great social change that followed the end of the French and Indian War in western Pennsylvania. Many decades passed before a desolate and violent frontier was transformed into a stable region of farms and towns. Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850 tells how the daughters, wives, and mothers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains responded and adapted to unaccustomed physical and psychological hardships as they established lives for themselves and their families in their new homes. Intrigued by late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century manuscript cookbooks in the collection of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Virginia Bartlett wanted to find out more about women living in the region during that period. Quoting from journals, letters, cookbooks, travelers’ accounts - approving and critical - memoirs, documents, and newspapers, she offers us voices of women and men commenting seriously and humorously on what was going on around them. The text is well-illustrated with contemporaneous art-- engravings, apaintings, drawings, and cartoons. Of special interest are color and black-and-white photographs of furnishings, housewares, clothing, and portraits from the collections of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. This is not a sentimental account. Bartlett makes clear how little say women had about their lives and how little protection they could expect from the law, especially on matters relating to property. Their world was one of marked contrasts: life in a log cabin with bare necessities and elegant dinners in the homes of Pittsburgh’s military and entrepreneurial elite; rural women in homespun and affluent Pittsburgh ladies in imported fashions. When the book begins, families are living in fear of Indian attacks; as it ends, the word “shawling” has come into use as the polite term for pregnancy, referring to women’s attempt to hide their condition with cleverly draped shawls. The menacing frontier has given way to American-style gentility. An introduction by Jack D. Warren, University of Virginia, sets the scene with a discussion of the early peopling of the region and places the book within the context of women’s studies.


The Sure Cure for Drunkenness and the Sure Cure for the Tobacco Habit, in addition to curing vice, ... American medicine, while making legitimate advances, straddled the line between boastful witchcraft and sound practice.

Author: Bhu Srinivasan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399563805

Category: History

Page: 576

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An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.