Holy Stones & Iron Bones, originally named Little Chicago Conjure on WordPress, is a blog on the works of Jake Richards (known by some folks as Dr. Henny, Kudzu, or Old Buck). Holy Stones & Iron Bones does what no other blog or teacher has, which seems to create controversy among some folks in the Appalachian Folk magic 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 work 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 hangerr, and stay awhile. You just might learn a thing or two from the tricks and mixings of his family lines.
Visit Jake at his website to book a reading/consultation/working, buy products, or sign up for classes.
Also preorder the book Backwoods Witchcraft: Conjure & Folk Magic from Appalachia here: