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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.

Topics covered:

  • 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

Links:

Hunter Yoder’s Web Site – The Hex Factory

http://www.huntermyoder.com/

“Outlaw Wolf Fire” by Horseskull is available at Bandcamp

https://horseskull.bandcamp.com/album/horseskull

Books Mentioned:

Hex Signs: Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Symbols & Their Meaning: Revised & Expanded
Don Yoder

Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars
Patrick Donmoyer

Strange Experience: The Secrets of a Hexenmeister
Lee R Gandee

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