Asfidity and Mad-Stones

Asfidity and Mad-Stones:

A Further Ramble Through Hillfolks' Hoodoo


Asfidity and Mad-Stones
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Byron Ballard has done it again! A delightful combination of wisdom and rituals, seasoned with easy to follow recipes, and sweetened with personal anecdotes, Asfidity and Mad-Stones is akin to a chat with your grandmother over a mug of homemade cider. Once in your hands, you won't want to put it down - and you'll refer to it again and again for years to come.

-Dorothy Morrison, Author of Utterly Wicked

Sharing these practices and this beloved but fading culture has led me far afield, teaching and speaking. I’ve rambled from the bayous of Louisiana to the ruined hills of West Virginia, and from Memphis to Glastonbury in search of stories and materials and ways of doing. There are so many old ideas newly integrated into my personal practice and my teaching – enough to fill a book. And here it is. May you remember well and enjoy this next journey.


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