The Candle and the Crossroads:
A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work
by Orion Foxwood
Paperback. 234 pages.
Learn the ways of magic and healing from the living, oral tradition of Appalachian Conjure in The Candle and the Crossroads. Orion Foxwood offers a primer on the real magic and techniques of Southern root magic, knowledge he learned first-hand growing up in rural Appalachia. Foxwood explains magical techniques including: Spirit Sight. Working by the Signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility of humans and animals, orcharding). Conjuring. Faith Healing. Settling the Light (candle magic). Doctoring the Root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts--bones, claws, fur, etc. for magic or the clearing, cleansing, and blessing of the spirit of a person, also known as his or her root). Praying or Dreaming True (Blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming). Blessing or Cursing. The Candle and the Crossroads shows how to create magic in todays world with the old ways and traditions of Appalachia.
Orion Foxwood is an Elder in the Celtic and Romano Celtic Traditional Craft, a High Priest in Alexandrian tradition and is the Founding Elder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion. He lectures extensively in the United States and in the United Kingdom on the Craft, Faery Seership Tradition, Southern Folk Magic, and conjure. He is the author of "The Tree of Enchantment" and "The Faery Teachings". He holds a Master of Human Services degree, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and public health administrator.