Like, for instance, the use of Ezekiel 16:6 to stop a wound from bleeding, or the famous burn charm: "Two angels came out of the East, one brought fire, the other frost. In fire! Out frost!" Others might seem familiar but have a different imagery or wording. Because these charms are almost always passed down orally, many have changed over the centuries of use. Think about the telephone game, and what might result through such a way of passing down information.
Generally speaking, in the Ozarks, healing charms and prayers are almost never written down, but are instead passed orally from healer to student. There are many taboos amongst hillfolk about passing charms, as many as there are healers, I reckon. Some will say you can only pass a charm from an older person to a younger, or from male to female, female to male, or that you can only pass a charm a certain number of times before the power is lost for the original holder altogether. I took all of these rules into consideration when writing this booklet. The charms and prayers contained here are examples that were passed to me in a written form to begin with, by healers who didn't abide by the injunction against writing. Or, there are several examples of charms that have been in print for generations, such as the SATOR AREPO square, a talisman that has been traced as far back as ancient Rome.
While now widely distributed, these charms still hold their effectiveness! The charms inside the pages of this booklet still have work they want to accomplish. I myself still use them in my practice as Power Doctor and healer. With a heart that believes, and firm intentions, I'm certain they will work for you as well.
I'm still working out some of the minor edits of the text, but I'm hoping to have a good number of these printed and ready for purchase on my website in the upcoming weeks. Keep an eye out!