Doctoring the Devil, Jake Richards
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Doctoring the Devil
Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man

Author: Jake Richards

Narrator: Micah Hanks

Unabridged: 6 hr 5 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 04/01/2021


Who were the old conjurors and witches of Appalachia? What were their practices and beliefs? How can you learn the ways of conjuring for yourself? Appalachian folk magic and conjure are little known today, but forty or fifty years ago just about every person you might ask in Appalachia either knew something about it themselves or knew someone who did it. These practices and superstitions are at the core of Appalachian culture. In Doctoring the Devil, Jake Richards speaks to those questions and more, offering the various ways of rooting out the devil?any unfriendly spirit bringing bad luck, poor health, and calamities of all sorts. Like the blue smoky mists that glide up the Appalachians, Jake leads listeners up the hillsides too, introducing us to folks along the way?hunters, farmers, blacksmiths, faith healers, preachers, and root-diggers. Well also meet the local spirits and learn root ways. Further up the hill, we delve into Jakes notebooks?a personal collection of tried-and-true Appalachian recipes and roots for conjuring love, money, justice, and success.