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Title:  ''Long Lost Friend'', AKA ''Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend'', ''Der Lange Verborgene Freund'', ''Der Lange Verborgene Freund, oder, Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht fur Jedermann, Enthaltend: Wunderbare und Probmassige Mittel und Kunste, Sowohl fur die Menschen als Das Vieh'' ("The Long Hidden Friend, or, True and Christian Instructions for Everyone, Comprising Wonderful and Well-Tested Remedies and Arts, for Men as well as for Livestock")
 
Title:  ''Long Lost Friend'', AKA ''Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend'', ''Der Lange Verborgene Freund'', ''Der Lange Verborgene Freund, oder, Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht fur Jedermann, Enthaltend: Wunderbare und Probmassige Mittel und Kunste, Sowohl fur die Menschen als Das Vieh'' ("The Long Hidden Friend, or, True and Christian Instructions for Everyone, Comprising Wonderful and Well-Tested Remedies and Arts, for Men as well as for Livestock")
  

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Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend

Title: Long Lost Friend, AKA Pow-Wows; or, Long Lost Friend, Der Lange Verborgene Freund, Der Lange Verborgene Freund, oder, Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht fur Jedermann, Enthaltend: Wunderbare und Probmassige Mittel und Kunste, Sowohl fur die Menschen als Das Vieh ("The Long Hidden Friend, or, True and Christian Instructions for Everyone, Comprising Wonderful and Well-Tested Remedies and Arts, for Men as well as for Livestock")

Origin: This is a real Tome; Manly Wade Wellman referred to the book and the traditions it embodies (one of which being that if the book is carried on one's person it will act as a shield against bad fortune), especially in his "Silver John" stories such as Who Fears the Devil?

Description

A book by John George Hohman, a Pennsylvania Dutch healer, published in 1820; the book is a collection of home- and folk-remedies, as well as spells and talismans (healing spells, binding spells, protective spells, talismans, wards and benedictions). It is a translation of a German original. A rambling collection of rural home remedies and folk invocations, and unique creole of Christian theology and a shamanistic belief system still practiced in some rural areas of Pennsylvania. It is believed to have been brought over to America by German immigrants who practiced folk-magic, and in spite of the name, it is not of Native American derivation: the folk magic tradition called "pow-wowing" takes its name from the title of later editions of this book.

Der Lange Verborgene Freund

  • author: John George Hohman
  • Language: German

Physical Description: A pocket-size (17x10cm or 7x4") book with calf-backed wallpaper-covered boards, yellowed and dog-eared pages, and roughened corners.

General Content: A general collection of home- and folk-remedies as well as spells and talismans in the form of prayers and simple rituals or recipes.


Long Lost Friend

  • author: John George Hohman
  • Language: English

Physical Description: A pocket-size (17x10cm or 7x4") book with calf-backed wallpaper-covered boards, yellowed and dog-eared pages, and roughened corners.

General Content: A general collection of home- and folk-remedies as well as spells and talismans in the form of prayers and simple rituals or recipes.


Quotes

To Prevent Wicked or Malicious Persons from Doing You an Injury, Against Whom It is of Great Power: "Dullix, ix, ux. Yea, you can't come over Pontio; Pontio is above Pilato."

Against Evil Spirits and All Manner of Witchcraft: You must write all the following on a piece of white paper and carry it about you. The characters or letters signify: "God bless me here in time, and there eternally."

I.
N. I. R.
I.
SANCTUS SPIRITUS
I.
N. I. R.
I.

All this be guarded
here in time, and
there in eternity.
Amen.


To Release Spell-Bound Persons: "You horseman and footman, whom I here conjured at this time, you may pass on in the name of Jesus Christ, through the word of God and the will of Christ; ride ye on now and pass."


Against Every Evil Influence: "Lord Jesus, thy wounds so red will guard me against death."
— sample spells from the tome

Appearances


Associated Mythos Elements

Keeper Notes; Heresies and Controversies

  • Best used in folksy, rural, country-folk type settings, especially among the Pennsylvania Dutch and perhaps Scots-Irish hill-folk (though these latter might be slightly more inclined to view this sort of thing as witchcraft).

Mythos Content

Spells: ?

  • Sanity Loss: 0
  • Mythos Knowledge: 0
  • Occult Knowledge: ?


References