Luck and Protection With Amulets, Talismans, and Charms
While they all offer powers of divination and protection, amulets, talismans, and charms differ from each other in some key ways.
Little Ann's story begins in Nelson's Holler amidst a thunderstorm, coinciding with her grandmother's passing, marking her birth with a unique gift. This tale follows Ann as she navigates life, learns traditional folkways, harnesses her innate cunning, and ultimately rises to prominence as her community's revered charmer, known as "Granny Thornapple."
Each chapter, penned by Brandon Weston, opens with an intriguing glimpse into this fictional healer's life, inspired by real-life interviews with numerous healers. Beyond these engaging stories, Weston delves into the authentic teachings and practices of the Ozark charming tradition, a heritage richly conveyed through oral storytelling.
Weston presents a collection of charms serving practical needs, from thwarting theft to kindling a fire, and soothing toothaches. Immerse yourself in this mountainous magic, interwoven with well-known poems and verses found in nursery rhymes and fairy tales. This journey invites you to awaken and cultivate your inherent charming capabilities, drawing on the intuitive wisdom of these folkways.