STW Episode #15 – Hunter M. Yoder the Heiden Hexologist
Today’s guest is Hunter M. Yoder the Heiden Hexologist. Hunter is a Heathen folk artist who specializes in hexology and Traditional Deitsch — that’s Pennsylvania German, or “Pennsylvania Dutch” — Barnstars.
He’s published several books on hexology, including The Backdoor Hexologist, and several collections of interviews with other Germanic men and women doing hexwork.
- What it means to be Pennsylvania Dutch, and the relationship between Pennsylvania Dutch culture and broader Germanic traditions
- What is a hex sign? What is a hex?
- What is a barnstar?
- The history of the production of hex signs in Pennsylvania
- Hex signs and Germanic heathenry
- Plants – Henbane, Datura, Cactus
Hunter Yoder’s Web Site – The Hex Factory
“Outlaw Wolf Fire” by Horseskull is available at Bandcamp
Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars
Strange Experience: The Secrets of a Hexenmeister
Lee R Gandee