Modern witchcraft with a Southern flair.
Southern Cunning is a journey through the folklore of the American South and a look at the power these stories hold for modern witches. Through the lens of folklore, animism, and bioregionalism the book shows how to bring rituals in folklore into the modern day and presents a uniquely American approach to witchcraft born out of the land and practical application.
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This is the sort of book I wish there were more of, because it connects the living magic of the past with the living magic of the present without getting stuck on problems of lineage, authentication, or secrecy. Southern Cunning will be a valuable addition to the library of anyone with an interest in folklore, magic, and witches with a Southern flavor. ~ Cory Thomas Hutcheson, host of the podcast New World Witchery
Born of experience and lived practice, Aaron Oberon's honest, warm and insightful exploration of Southern Cunning illumines an immersive journey from the crossroads through the stories, rites, tools and substances of an operative witchcraft rooted firmly in folkloric potency, the ways of spirits and the power of place. ~ Gemma Gary, author of Traditional Witchcraft - A Cornish Book of Ways
A straight-talking, easy to follow take on folkloric witchcraft from the South, rich in personal anecdotes and practical tips. ~ Lee Morgan, author of A Deed Without a Name
Southern Cunning is a much needed and fascinating look at the practice of American folkloric witchcraft. Practical and imaginative, wise and engaging, Oberon's book is essential reading for anyone interested in traditional witchcraft or southern folklore. ~ Morgan Daimler, bestselling author of The Morrigan, Fairies and Fairy Witchcraft
Get your cast iron pots and asafetida ready, it’s time to fly! Aaron Oberon is inviting you on an eye-opening trip to his home - where, as he says, backyards are just as full of magic as the fields of the British countryside. This book presents a practical view of witchcraft in the oft-ignored and wildly misunderstood American South, full of regional folklore and Oberon’s individual experience - not to mention some truly fun spell work. ~ Tara-Love Maguire, co-author of Besom, Stang, and Sword and co-host of the Down at the Crossroads podcast
Aaron Oberon has written a virtual means and methods primer for the modern folkloric witch as they make their way along the shifting landscape of witchcraft in today’s world. ~ Christopher Orapello, co-author of Besom, Stang, and Sword and co-host of the Down at the Crossroads podcast