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

"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&quo...

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Main Author: Orth, Richard L. T.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Jefferson, North Carolina McFarland & Company, Inc. , Publishers [2018]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Pennsylvania Dutch / Magic / Folk religion / Custom / History 1750-1920
Further subjects:B Pennsylvania Religious life and customs
B Folklore Pennsylvania
B Magic Pennsylvania
B Pennsylvania Dutch Religion
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Summary:"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"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1476672261