Guest Name, Christopher Ostrowski

Christopher Ostrowski
Christopher Ostrowski
Occupation: 
Owner/Advisor at Papa Coyote's
Biography: 
Owner/Advisor · January 1, 2009, to present · Mohnton, Pennsylvania
I grew up in an area of Pennsylvania where there was a practice called “Pow Wow Medicine”. This is a type Root Medicine and Conjuring that is used by the Pennsylvania Dutch. It is a combination of Eastern European folk Christianity and superstition, ceremonial magic, Cabbalistic influence, Judeo-Christian folklore. And depending on what part of the Appalachian Trail you are from, shamanic practices, Native teachings and Hoodoo practices derived from the beliefs of Africans brought to the U.S. during the time of slavery. The word Pow Wow is early 17th century: from Narragansett powáw ‘magician’ (literally ‘he dreams’). The proper name is Speilwork or Braucherei. Adepts are called Braucher, Hexenmeisters, or just Hexens.
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