Holy Stones & Iron Bones, which originated as Little Chicago Conjure on WordPress, is a blog on the works of Jake Richards; Dr. Henny. Holy Stones & Iron Bones does what no other blog or teacher has, which seems to be controversial among some folks in the Appalachian Pagan community. Here, Jake lays out the works of Appalachian Folk Magic bare bones for what it was and still is. He does not withhold the Christian influences nor the practices that sometimes read wrong on the moral meters of others. Frankly, there’s no bullshit here. It’s all common sense and commonly done, and if it doesn’t appeal to somebody; well then you probably ain’t from Appalachia or this ain’t for you.
This is all the beauty of this work, of the Ancestors, and of these hills. So take off your shoes, toss your coat on the blanket ladder, and stay awhile. You just might learn a thing or two from the tricks and mixings of his family lines, mainly Trivett, Adams, Hopson, Tipton, Richards, and Seagle.
Visit Jake at his website to book a reading/consultation/job, buy products, or sign up for classes.