months of writing, editing and hoping, a friendly and useful
from Asheville’s Byron Ballard and Silver Rings Press has arrived
Rings Press, an imprint of indie publisher rENEGADE pLANETS
pUBLISHING, Candler, NC, is pleased to announce the publication of “Staubs
and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’
Hoodoo” by H. Byron Ballard.
Ballard, a popular blogger and essayist, is a western North
Carolina native whose work has appeared regionally and nationally.
book—part memoir and part instructional primer—is an entertaining
introduction to southern
Appalachian folk magic.
leads local and regional workshops on these traditional practices and
much thought and conversations with a wide range of people, she decided to
share some of this information from, in her words, the fading traditional
cultures of the southern Highlands. She found that there is a hunger in
both the dominant culture and in her spiritual community for authentic information on this subject. She did some research, talked
to some home-folks and created a series of workshops based on what she’s
learned and practiced over the years.
This little book—drawn from the workshop series-- gives the
student a good over-view of techniques, history and a glimpse into the
culture from which they all flow.
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