It is unclear if indeed the elders were practising black magic or just carrying on the folk magic
, earth-based spirituality and herbalism that their ancestors had passed down for centuries.
For this kind of folk magic
, Jews made use of many of the same materials employed by non-Jewish magicians--blood, saliva, feces, hair, herbs, gemstones and salt.
They are known to recreate Russian folk magic
as they musically narrate stories of life, love, happiness and sorrow in their own style.
Although a majority of Filipinos identify as Catholic, witchcraft and folk magic
are still practiced in parts of the Philippines.
Broaddus, a writer whose work has appeared in publications from Asimov's Science Fiction to Apex Magazine, brings a less-heard perspective to speculative fiction, infusing his stories with African words and concepts, Jamaican obeah (Cabibbean folk magic
), and other rich cultural sources.
Sharing suggestive images with lyrical texts, charms were also considered to describe intense limit-situations according to the first students of folk magic
in Romanian folkloristics (Densusianu 1968: 215).
Three reader-friendly guides from the "Pagan Portals" series discuss witchcraft and folk magic
in plain terms.
A Practical Path to Authenticity,” shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt talks about hoodoo, a wellness modality and system of folk magic
that draws from many sources.
Contrary to popular belief, the faith does not match the misconceptions of many that the religion has ties to folk magic
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Mitchell also makes the distinction that women are associated with acts that have a sexual component, and are most often accused of maleficium, trolldom (folk magic
, hexes), and galdr (incantations, often love spells), while men are accused of apostasy, heresy, and other crimes against authority.
There is use of both traditional folk magic
and futuristic high-tech magic gear.