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Fri, Aug 16



Haus Apotheke with Kim Schwenk

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

Haus Apotheke with Kim Schwenk
Haus Apotheke with Kim Schwenk

Time & Location

Aug 16, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

About the event

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Johann Georg Hohman is synonymous with the 19th century Pennsylvania Dutch (German - Palatine Deutsch) folk system of healing and sympathetic magic publishing "Der Lange Verborgene Freund" (The Long Hidden Friend) in 1820. However, little is known of "Haus Apotheke" previously published as as democratization of the trifecta of cultural significance for Eastern Appalachian immigrant Germans with a confluence of heart, hearth, and husbandry. The support beam of folk magic. Originally an oral tradition, “powwow” medicine is often conflated as the single healing tradition of the region, limiting resources to the actual ancestral definition. Folk healing and commoners ritual is a constant pursuit of inherent activity that celebrates mundanity together with cultural magic. This presentation is a story of rural “hex bau,” essentially a housebuilding of the whispered craft within the kitchens, barns, and dirt lore of the braucherei (healing) and hexerei (witchcraft) of the PA Dutch. The discussion emphasizes the three principles of Pennsylvania family folk healing and magic; a homespun by-the-fire narrative of bowl, book, and hoof.

About the Presenter:

Kim Schwenk (she/her), is an occult scholar, rare book librarian, and an antiquarian bookseller with Lux Mentis, Booksellers.  She has a subject specialization in North American, Latin American, and European witchcraft history, early printed occult texts, demonaltry, and cunning folk magic using plants and objects.  She is an herbalist with Of Oak and Ash Apothecary, studying bioregional flora of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their magical uses. She is currently teaming with an artist in Norway, Katz Plunkett, to create an indie "oracle" deck, titled "Daemonium hortus".

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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