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    Interesting Germanic Folk Art

    I just joined and would like to share w/the board some great Germanic folk art

    http://www.germbooks.com/Germrelocation.htm

    If you live in the Northeast check it out.

    http://www.zaubereigarten.com/index.htm

    enjoy

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    Hello, I will just go ahead and quote from the second website in order to give an impression of what it is all about:

    Runic Symbology in Contemporary Deitsch Hexology

    A Personal Artistic Journey
    Hunter Yoder


    Hexology differs from Hexerei, which is used to describe the collected practices of Germanic witchcraft. Hexology refers specifically to the practice of creating what Lee Gandee describes as “Painted Prayers,” or Hex signs. In the Pennsylvania Deitsch dialect, they are called Hexafoos (witch’s feet) or Hexezeeche (witch sign).
    Not too long ago, Dennis Boyer, Berks County author of Once Upon a Hex wrote to me and described the Hexafoos as follows:


    “My primary pow wow teacher ‘prescribed’ hex signs, but did not paint them herself. She often referred to them as ‘picture prayers.’ Her method and concept were also present in a number of other Berks and Lehigh brauchers, mainly in a belt from Oley to Macungie, though I heard of a few others up in the Mahoning Valley.

    Other terms that popped up were visual prayers, dream signs, wish symbols, and magic marks. I've been told of brauchers long ago that drew such symbols on the body of others and of one who had India ink tattoos in the palm of her hands. I had a dream of having such a tattoo on my left upper arm. Haven't moved on that yet. DB”
    Previous threads about the astonishingly complex traditions of the PA Deitsch:
    Der Braucherei Weg
    Der Urglaawe
    Pennsylvania German Pow-Wow

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