In this episode we meet Brandon Weston of Ozark Healing Traditions, and author of Ozark Folk Magic, Plants Prayers and Healing. Brandon and I talk about the similarities between Ozark and Appalachian magic, how to reconcile feelings about Christian religion and culture, and the passing down of magical traditions in the Ozark mountains.
Brandon's second book, Ozark Mountain Magic, Folk Magic and Healing, will be released next year.
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