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Fri, Aug 16



An Arrow to the Chest, A Hammer to the Head: The Afflictions of Elves & Dwarfs with Nay Noordmans

Part of the In-Person General Admission or Deluxe General Admission Pass.

An Arrow to the Chest, A Hammer to the Head: The Afflictions of Elves & Dwarfs with Nay Noordmans
An Arrow to the Chest, A Hammer to the Head: The Afflictions of Elves & Dwarfs with Nay Noordmans

Time & Location

Aug 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Salem, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

About the event

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Elf shot. Dvergrslag. Maladies known by many names but bound together by the same thread: conditions with Otherworldly origins.  Despite perceived fantastical origins, they are mentioned beyond regional folklore and are found seemingly everywhere from firsthand accounts such as the testimony of Isobel Gowdie to early medical texts like the Lacnuga.  This class will explore a myriad of ailments caused by elves and dwarfs (and sometimes witches!) along with their historical context as well as the protections and remedies used against them.

About the Presenter:

Inspired by the stories of her sea-faring elders, Nay (she/her) has been a lifelong student of folk magic as well as a variety of esoteric traditions. While she may be best known for her love and copious research on household spirits, this passion is rivaled by the tales of elves, dwarfs, and faeries she heard as a child.  She is delighted to share the practical and magical approaches from yesteryear regarding the afflictions caused by the Othersas in addition to some of her biggest folkloric obsessions with you all.

Admission Details:

In-person ticket holders - the class recording link will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days of the conclusion of the event. Class doors are closed after the first 5-minutes of the start of the class.

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This Agreement is between The Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Festival (also know as Salem Witch Fest)(“OWNER”); and the Purchaser (“RECIPIENT”). WHEREAS, OWNER has developed through substantial effort, research, time, and expense certain inventions, design concepts, methodologies, technical know-how, copyrightable material and trade secrets directed and related to this class.  (“INFORMATION”); WHEREAS, OWNER desires to disclose the INFORMATION on a confidential basis to RECIPIENT.  The OWNER wishes to maintain the confidentiality of the INFORMATION and the protection of OWNER'S intellectual property rights. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the   mutual promises, covenants, and conditions contained herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows: I. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION A. OWNER agrees to disclose INFORMATION to RECIPIENT for the purposes of an online class. B. RECIPIENT agrees to receive such INFORMATION and to refrain from copying, disclosing, using, selling, or offering for sale any and all of said INFORMATION. RECIPIENT agrees to keep confidential and refrain from disclosing any and all of the INFORMATION, and to take all necessary and reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized disclosure or use of any and all of the INFORMATION.  Failure to uphold this NDA may result in legal action.

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