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14 Holy Helpers Oil + 15% off Blessing/Healing, Protection, Saint formulas, 2 days only

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are saints or holy figures who were petitioned in medieval Europe during the terror of the Black Death. Also known as the "auxiliary saints," they were called on as a group for protection from a variety of illnesses and troubles that would strike both people and animals. Their popularity continues to this day. While you will occasionally see variations in a few of the names depending on region, the "standard" 14 Holy Helpers and their particular areas of specialty are as follows: Agathius - headache, agonizing pain Barbara - fever, sudden death, fire Blaise - illnesses of...

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Hoodoo in the Lowcountry

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“Lowcountry Root Doctors” in South Magazine covers, among other things, the delightful (and epic) tale of the battle between the High Sherrif vs. Dr. Buzzard.

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recent reading roundup: poison, atchafalaya ethnology, faith healing in Louisiana

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[Remember, this blog here at the shop address is a mirror / backup of the real Seraphin Station blog here. Visit there to comment, ask questions, get responses, interact with others, see useful and interesting links and resources, and/or read all the blog posts, not just the highlights I repost here.] photo credit jclk8888, Pixabay I don't have time to summarize anything right now, but I'm hoping if I leave this here, it'll spur me to do so later. James H. Diaz. Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming, 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2014. Hilda Roberts. "Louisiana Superstitions." Journal...

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