Jake Richards
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Jake Richards

I’ve been studying and practicing Appalachian Folk Magic for over a decade now. I began looking further into it after my elders started passing away and I’ve been on this road ever since. My grandfather on my mother's side was an old time Baptist preacher who had never met his father so he could cure warts, take fever out with an egg, and stop the flow of blood among other things. He had the Sight as do most of my grandmother's and my mother, who is a seventh daughter and has the healing touch. She would cure us of anything growing up simply by rubbing our bellies a certain way. Other times, her and my grandmother used every remedy they'd learned until one worked; and they'd still swear by every one of them 'cause remedies are like medicine; some don't work for certain folks while others will.
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