Folk and Magic Medicine with Jane Sibley on the New Normal

Jane+Sibley+garb4-8-15 8-9 edt I’ll be talking about Folk and Magic Medicine with Jane Sibley, my co-chair of CTCW, and author. Jane is an expert on Norse Magick and author of soon to be published _Way of the Wise: Traditional Norwegian Folk and Magic Medicine_, as well as _The Devine Thunderbolt_, and other books. We’ll talk about some of the more interesting (bizarre sounding) techniques and some we can still use today. From herbalism to energy medicine, before there were doctors and hospitals (and sometimes even after they became the dominant practitioners) what was important was not the mechanism by which you were healed, but whether the remedy worked. We may talk about some of the theories about the mechanisms: from the chemical properties of the herbs and tools used, to the help from beings: from elves, and ancestors, and plant spirits to saints, but expect a lot of interesting examples and stories of folk and magic remedies our ancestors used and trusted. Please call in with any questions for Jane or Tchipakkan: 619-639-4606 (or to share stories of remedies of your own. To listen live: open a window on your computer to, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen. To listen later at your convenience, shows are archived by date on here, and they’re organized by date, topic and guest on . We’ll also mention the upcoming Mithracon

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