This 19th-century collection of traditional German folk-magic features spells, rituals, charms, prayers, recipes, remedies, and more. First appearing in 1820, The Long Hidden Friend was instrumental to the development of the Dutch Pennsylvania tradition of Pow-Wow. This beautiful edition is illustrated with Gemma Gary’s line drawings, inspired by Dutch Pennsylvanian folk art, charms, and hex signs.
John George Hohman was a German immigrant who wrote The Long Hidden Friend in 1820.
Gemma Gary is a devoted practitioner of old-style witchcraft, folk magic, and cunning traditions, and cofounder of Troy Books, which specializes in occult and witchcraft traditions of England. She is the author of six books, including the bestselling Traditional Witchcraft. A British old-craft initiate, Gemma serves as the founder of the Craft Order Kord Bucca and as the Dyawles of the coven Ros an Bucca. Additionally, she is a Guise dancer in Penzance’s popular midwinter festival and a longstanding trustee of the world famous Museum of Witchcraft & Magic. Gemma lives and works in the far west of Cornwall, a land rich in ancient sites, folklore, seasonal customs, and magical tradition.
7 x 10 IN