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Talismans and Amulets: Symbols and Meanings

Despite having different origins, many people today consider talismans and amulets to be synonymous to one another. The most common differentiation is that amulets are said to ward off unwanted influences, while talismans are said to draw in particular energies. This distinction is not in any formal definition, but still routinely recognized. For the sake… Read More »

Plant Spirit Shamanism – Hoodoo Plant Magic

The hoodoo tradition of the American South is another that works with plant energy while often not requiring a patient to ‘take’ a medicine to experience healing. The word ‘hoodoo’ has African origins, and is used to describe various forms of magic, folk healing, and ‘hexing’, using roots and herbs. Nowadays, the hoodoo practitioner is… Read More »