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Folk religion of the Pennsylvania Dutch : witchcraft, faith healing and related practices

Author: Richard L T Orth
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For almost three centuries, the "Pennsylvania Dutch" have practiced white magic, known in their dialect as Braucherei or Powwowing. The art of black magic is known as Hexerei. Healing powers are believed to derive from the Holy Trinity but the powers of Hexerei are from the Devil"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L T Orth
ISBN: 9781476672267 1476672261
OCLC Number: 1013500151
Description: viii, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Richard L. T. Orth.

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There has long existed among the Germanic Pennsylvania Dutch people a belief in white and dark magic. The art of white magic in the Dutch Country is referred to by old-timers as Braucherei in their  Read more...

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