Pennsylvania Dutch "witches", known as hexenmeisters or braucher are often, but not always, male. The magical system itself is called Pow-Wow or Braucherei. The system combines Christian prayers with traditional European folk magic and Medieval Catholic charms.

The Heathen tradition Urglaawe is a very similar tradition absent the Christian elements and also using the same magical system; braucherei.

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Recommended Reading

The Long Lost Friend or Pow-Wows by John George Hoffman
At Sacred Texts or Buy it on Amazon
The Red Church or the Art of Pennsylvania German Braucherei

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