Roots, Branches & Spirits: The Folkways & Witchery of Appalachia Release: Feb 8, 2021
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Roots, Branches & Spirits: The Folkways & Witchery of Appalachia Release: Feb 8, 2021

The southern Appalachians are rich in folk magic and witchery. This book explores the region's customs and traditions for magical healing, luck, prosperity, and more. Author Byron Ballard―known as the village witch of Asheville, North Carolina―teaches you about the old ways and why they work, from dowsing to communicating with spirits.

H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA (Asheville, NC) is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist, and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at several festivals and conferences, including the Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Starwood, Hexfest and many others. She serves as senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple and the Coalition of Earth Religions/CERES, both in Asheville, NC. She podcasts about Appalachian folkways on "Wyrd Mountain Gals." Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for SageWoman Magazine. Find her online at www.myvillagewitch.com.

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