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This is a bilingual English German republication of Der Lange Verborgene Freund by Hohman It is a mid 19th century collection of Pennsylvania German blessings, prayers, remedies etc It has been hugely influential in American folk magics of all kinds Pow wow, Hoodoo and continues to be an important cultural document. After reading Vance Randolph s seminal Ozark Magic and Folklore, I wanted to learnabout American Folk medicine My studies in Hoodoo led me to the Pow Wows of the Pennsylvania Dutch The Long Lost Friend was written in 1820 and is a collection of Pow Wow remedies from curing a tooth ache and consumption, but also how to make good beer, find lost objects, and protect yourself from bewitchment A mix of Ancient Egyptian, Native American, and Christian mysticism, just carrying the book itsel After reading Vance Randolph s seminal Ozark Magic and Folklore, I wanted to learnabout American Folk medicine My studies in Hoodoo led me to the Pow Wows of the Pennsylvania Dutch The Long Lost Friend was written in 1820 and is a collection of Pow Wow remedies from curing a tooth ache and consumption, but also how to make good beer, find lost objects, and protect yourself from bewitchment A mix of Ancient Egyptian, Native American, and Christian mysticism, just carrying the book itself is supposed to be a talisman against evil and injury I enjoy being introduced to old unusual words like calumniation and unbeshrewedly and how could you not love a book with the following advice Another Remedy for Hysterics and for Colds This must be attended to every evening, that is, whenever you pull off your shoes and stockings, run your finger in between all the toes and smell it This will certainly effect a cure This is an extremely interesting read and I have looked forward to it for a long time but I think I set my expectations too high I blame Brian Keene with his Levi Stoltzfus books for this one J K, love his works The items within are not all attributed to Holman and were other items thrown into the book to either pad out its a very short span of pages or to just add in data from another set of folks that were along the same bent It s not that I exp This is an extremely interesting read and I have looked forward to it for a long time but I think I set my expectations too high I blame Brian Keene with his Levi Stoltzfus books for this one J K, love his works The items within are not all attributed to Holman and were other items thrown into the book to either pad out its a very short span of pages or to just add in data from another set of folks that were along the same bent It s not that I expect to ever have to use these remedies or such, but finding some of these ingredients like the brain of a thief to protect against lost or stolen property or creating these charms with the items requested to save a woman from fits are just a little off This is such a wonderful little book of spells and recipes from the past It s a great little glimpse into what people in the past were thinking and their lives, as well as a good reference for today to play with. The edition by Daniel Harms is extremely well researched and clearly written.However, the Long Lost Friend itself is pretty useless It s just a recipe book, with no explanation of the underlying world view or philosophy from which the recipes come It s just a book of tricks. Seriously one of the biggest pieces of crap I ve had the misfortune to read The eschatologist in me enjoys reading some religious texts, but this Pow wows junk makes even less sense than normal religion Referencing Christian Gypsy Kings of Egypt and providing spells and charms for stopping bleeding none of which include things like applying pressure or anything remotely logical and preventing mortification gangrene and calumnification slander well, I realize this was written in Seriously one of the biggest pieces of crap I ve had the misfortune to read The eschatologist in me enjoys reading some religious texts, but this Pow wows junk makes even less sense than normal religion Referencing Christian Gypsy Kings of Egypt and providing spells and charms for stopping bleeding none of which include things like applying pressure or anything remotely logical and preventing mortification gangrene and calumnification slander well, I realize this was written in a different, harsher era, but who would believe this Supposedly these morons still roam the wilds of Pennsylvania, preying on the believing and the short of common sense crowd I m thinking anyone who gets taken by them probably deserves it, since if you want to believe such a assinine mishmash of Catholic, Protestant, and Roma beliefs , it s on your head what happens to you |DOWNLOAD EPUB ♶ Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend, a Collection of Mysteries and Invaluable Arts and Remedies ♞ A collection of mysterious arts and remedies for man as well as animals, with many proofs of their virtue and efficacy in healing diseases An interesting compilation of charms, prayers, preventative measures and remedies centuries old, many that had never been published, are reproduced here They have been left in the original form they were first published, with old language and symbols left unaltered I love it What a fabulous glimpse into rural American folk magic practices So grateful for the extensive notes and really really happy to the have the German for reference as well. Excellent collection of old time remedies from Mr Hohman, who was a Pennsylvania Dutch healer It s interesting to see what remedies include herbs plants, which ones are based on Christian prayers, other based on older sigils and Magic squares, et cetera.Of this book, but not in many others, is that there is a table of contents at the back the drawback of this book is that items feel like they are in random order, as if they were in the order Mr Hohman collected them At least the table of conte Excellent collection of old time remedies from Mr Hohman, who was a Pennsylvania Dutch healer It s interesting to see what remedies include herbs plants, which ones are based on Christian prayers, other based on older sigils and Magic squares, et cetera.Of this book, but not in many others, is that there is a table of contents at the back the drawback of this book is that items feel like they are in random order, as if they were in the order Mr Hohman collected them At least the table of contents lets you find items again once you re finished reading, but you need to know it s there There are also a few old recipes for dyeing things based on plant matter,and recipes for horses.A short book, but interesting Don t know how useful it actually is but saying a prayer is pretty immediate This is another one that I m trying to decide about sell or keep LOVE THESE OLD POW WOWS Great book ,full of great old time pow wows and prayers and with faith are guaranteed to work,These pow wows are also for animals as well as humans ,must believe the Christian faith for them to work since all prayers are about the christ The author has also placed sworn testimonial s that his pow wows have worked on many people and who ever carries this book with them are protected from any type of evil and misfortune