Ozark Works of Magical Protection
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Date: May 31, 2020
Location: The Four of Wands, 440 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
The world of the everyday hillfolk in the “old Ozarks” was filled with constant danger. From the ever-present threat of severe illness or injury, to the notion that a witch’s curse could be just around the corner. While we live in a much safer society today, we still have need for many of the same rites of protection that the Ozark hillfolk once might have treasured. In this workshop, we will look at the nature of protective acts, amulets, and talismans in Ozark folk magic. These works range from carrying a buckeye nut to protect against rheumatism, to creating a “briar charm” meant to tangle up evil before it enters through your front door. Participants will be able to create a protective charm of their own to be worn or hung in the house.