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Building Protection
BBC: Artefact Recalls Witches' Shadow, Current Archaeology: How to Kill a Witch, Deliberately Concealed Garments Project, Ritual Protection Marks, This is Bath: Mysterious Amber Liquid is Pure Nect
Charms and Spells
Abracadabra, Abracadabra, Anglo-Saxon Charms, Charms Against Sprains, Hocus-pocus, Lithuanian Charms, Merseburg Incantations, The Merseburger Spells
Curses
An tInneall Mallachtaí - The Curse Engine, Astral Healer, Breaking Curses From Our Lives, Curses, Generational Curses: Sins of the Fathers, Global Psychics: The Truth About Curses, Gypsy Curses Incorporated, Irish Curses, Understanding Curses
Arabic Folk Medicine and Magic: 20th Century Amul
History, photos, cures and traditions surrounding curative amulets of the Middle East.
Be Lucky Golf Superstitions
A list of good-luck and bad-luck beliefs thought to affect a golfer's scores.
Black Cats and the Black Cat Bone
Essay contrasts fear of black cats in European-American folklore with African-American belief that a black cat bone acquired and prepared with proper ceremony can grant the bearer invisibility or force the return of an ex-lover.
Conference Abstract: Texts as Actions, Actions as
Abstract of a paper by Pieter Plas of the University of Ghent examining ritual-symbolic actions undertaken to magically subdue or chase off wolves in Serbian and Croatian folk customs.
Dragon Spells
Information on spell workings and how magic works.
Evil Eyes by Alev Bir
An essay on the blue glass "Nazar Boncugu" or "Eye Bead" worn for protection in Turkey, Cyprus, the Central Asian Turkic Republics, and among the Uigur Turks of China.
Gemstones and Crystals
Alphabetical list of stones used for magic and healing, with scientific description, variants, and associated magical properties.
Issues in Ethnicity: The Demory Site Skull
Christopher Fennell, a University of Virginia anthropologist, describes a small X-marked clay skull, an article of malevolent conjuration buried beneath a Virginia farm house between 1780 and 1860, raising significant issues in ethnic studies, folk magic, anthropology, and historical archaeology.
Lost Secrets
Information on various mystical secrets including Wicca, Druidism, channeling, ghost dancing, dream walking, spirit healing and shape shifting.
Lucky Mojo Spells Archive
A very large collection of folk-magic spells from various cultures contributed by hundreds of usenet posters since 1995, sub-divided by spell type, not by originating tradition; on-site search engine helps users locate information.
Magic Bibliographies by John-Gabriel Bodard
Scholarly bibliographies of books on folk magic. Topics include: Witches or Magic Users in Greek Literature; Necromancy; Cursing; Anthropological and General Theories of Magic, Papyri Graecae Magicae; and Magic and Religion in Egyptian, Coptic, Jewish, Syrian, Anatolian, Hittite, and Mesopotamian Cultures.
Maneki Neko - The Beckoning Cat
Legends of the Japanese lucky cat and why statues of it are used by shop-keepers to draw in customers.
Pow-Wows or The Long-Lost Friend
John George Hohman's 1820 German-American magical receipt-book: its continuing influence on Appalachian and African-American herb and root doctors, examples of spells from the text, and an extensive bibliographic publishing history.
Slavic Magick and Folk Medicine
Outlines spells, divinations, remedies and superstitions of the Slavic culture.
Symbolic Healing in Hungarian Ethnomedicine
Describes rituals involved in curing illness believed to be caused by magic. Includes examples and references.
The alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic FAQ
Frequently asked questions from the APSHM usenet newsgroup containing introductory information on folk-magic and spell-casting.
The Evil Eye
Article in the e-zine Azerbaijan International, by Jean Patterson and Arzu Aghayeva describing the belief and available protection.