Sat, Aug 06|
A Dimpled Chin and a Devil Within: Folk Magic and Body Lore with Cory Thomas Hutcheson
Time & Location
Aug 06, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
About the event
This class introduces magical body lore to the folk magician looking to explore new areas of enchantment. We’ll look at the history and folklore of the human body, including the uses of moles for divination, hair in magical charms or funerary jewelry, or even the folk traditions surrounding corpses. We’ll hear stories of witch marks and bleeding toes, and of the magical destinies connected with birthmarks, cauls, and more.
This is a 60-90 minute, intermediate level lecture.
About the Presenter:
Cory Thomas Hutcheson is the co-host of New World Witchery, a podcast and website dedicated to uncovering and recovering traditional North American folk magic practices. He is also the author of New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic (Llewellyn Publications, 2021) and co-author of the forthcoming book Conjuring the Commonplace: An Everyday Guide to Junk Drawer Magic (1000Volt Press, 2022). Cory has his doctorate in American Studies with specializations in Folklore & Ethnography and Religion & Ethnicity from Penn State. He has also published academic work in Midwestern Folklore and Contemporary Legend among other journals. He is a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies and American Myths, Legends, & Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. He has written for popular occult publications including The Cauldron (UK), The Crooked Path Journal, and Witches & Pagans.