appalachia rising

Deep South Tarot Spread

(7/7) gothic americana tarot spreads, inspired by this post

Who would you raise from the dead?

1. la muerte: what’s dead; the past
2. jars: how to resurrect that what is gone
3. sumac: the good from letting go
4. rot: what is sitting uneasily inside of you
5. teeth: the future if the dead rises

appalachia | north east | midwestern | pacific northwest | southwestern | southern | deep south

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CHRIST STOPPED IN DIXIE || [PLAYMOSS] [SPOTIFY]

Later he saw Jesus move from tree to tree in the back of his mind, a wild ragged figure motioning him to turn around and come off into the dark where he might be walking on the water and not know it and then suddenly know it and drown. 

- Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood

Blood on my Name  |  The Brothers Bright   
Saint Elizabeth  |  Kaia Kater
Don’t Go into the Barn  |  Tom Waits
Oh Death  |  Rising Appalachia 
God’s Gonna Cut You Down  |  Johnny Cash
Old Time Religion  |  Parker Millsap 
Pretty Polly  |  Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn 
Devil Got My Woman  |  Skip James  
Way Down Hadestown  |  Anaïs Mitchell  
Nothing but the Water (I)  | Grace Potter & the Nocturnals  
Freedom Hangs like Heaven  |  Iron & Wine  
Red Right Hand  |  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  
Black Ghost Blues  |  Lightnin’ Hopkins  
Human  |  Rag n’ Bone Man

B A C K W A T E R  W I T C H C R A F T ( T H E  S E C O N D )

“an ancient suitcase full of beeswax candles and unknown bones wrapped in dirty burlap, gris-gris bags and jars of anointing oil.”

(a convenient followup 8tracks playlist of my favourite voodoo blues, southern gothic, swamp witch sounds)

[ tracklist ]

I Put a Spell On You - Joss Stone  |  Don’t Go Into That Barn - Tom Waits  |  Black - Kari Kimmel  |  Special Death - Mirah  |  Black Cat Bone - Lightnin’ Hopkins  |  Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac  |  Instructions to Meet the Devil - Tom Brosseau  |  House of the Rising Sun - Lauren O'connell  |  Oh Death - Rising Appalachia  |  Black and Evil Blues - Josh White  |  Diggin’ My Grave - William Elliot Whitmore  |  Season of the Witch - Donovan  |  Beat the Devil Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club  |  Mississippi Queen - Mountain  |  No Place to Hide - Jace Everett  |  She Belongs to the Devil - Washboard Sam  |  Little Drop of Poison - Tom Waits  |  Sign of the Gypsy Queen - April Wine  |  Black Magic Woman - Santana  |  The Love Me or Die - C.W. Stoneking  |  Nothing But the Water (Part 1) - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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Rising Appalachia- Medicine [Official Music Video]

found myself with a free morning, so I hit the trail

i didn’t do much hiking, because I found a place by the water and couldn’t bring myself to leave

i normally don’t listen to music when I’m in the woods, but today I listened to rising appalachia. their music made it feel like the forest was singing to me.

i sat by the lake, margot right by my side, and i just listened to the pulse of the earth. i dug my fingers into the soil and felt like i could feel the forest breathing.

and i swear, it recharged my soul. my spirituality and my love for the earth and myself is rooted in nature. i realize again and again that my soul is happier when I spend more time outside than in.

“find your teachers in the voice of the forest

unplug you can’t ignore this

wisdom of the voiceless

remedies are bountiful and surround you

from the garden to the farthest

prayers made of star dust” 🌿🌻🌍✨

“Medicine” is a song-anthem honoring the traditions of folk medicine; plant-based medicine as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is a call to action to support the voices of the herbalists, healers, and teachers… the roots, plants, trees, and stones… the arts, the spirits, and the wild ones. It is an honoring of all the many ways that we can be well, and the radical and traditional ways in which we can steward health within ourselves.

This song is a direct tribute to the people around the world who are holding and teaching these ways of herbal plant-based medicine, educating us all to know our gardens, our forests, our plants and our own bodies… to bring wellness back into our own hands and communities. It is not a dismissal of modern medicine, but a gratitude and honoring of its ancestry and foundations within folkloric traditions.

This release comes on the New Moon after the Fall Equinox. As we are moving into a new season, a new time, and a new chapter, we offer this song as a ritual anthem for this transition and time of great change.

"Medicine” Lyrics:

Wise men say that rushing is violence
and so is your silence
when its rooted in compliance
To stand firm in loving defiance,
make art your alliance
give voice to the fire

Move people to the beat of the wind
Gather yourself and begin
to dance the song until it ends
We are winners, champions of the light
forming in numbers and might
keep the truth close in sight…

Chorus:
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

Find your teachers in the voice of the forests
unplug you cant ignore this
wisdom of the voiceless
Remedies are bountiful and surround us
from the garden to the farthest
prayers made of star dust

Find your healing in the music that calls you
the voice that enthralls you
what do you belong to
Eyes out theres the setting of the sun
give thanks to each and everyone
the lesson is the…

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
walking with grace I know your face, and I trust your hand
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hand

Poem:

I believe in bending backwards and extending
in my tracks
trip back
until the lesson is in action and
your yard is feeding
stop stark the disbelieving
cause the garden holds the shards
the medicine is in the seeds when

We hold tight to our right to protect and
we know our might is 10-fold in connection
our elders hold them bright lights
we protect them
the medicine is evident
the wolf, the hawk, the bear clan

We hold tight to our right to protect and
we know our might is 10-fold in connection
our elders hold them bright lights
we protect them
the medicine is evident
the wolf, the hawk, the bear clan…

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

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S E A  W I T C H

“she mixes potions in tide pools, wears dresses made of sand, divinations whispered from seashells, she is just as controlled by the moon as the tide in which she lives in. attempt to seek her out and all you will find is sea foam and a storm in her wake.”

(a convenient 8tracks playlist of my favourite dreamy pagan, magical, and oceanic tunes)

[ tracklist ]

The Lotus Eaters - Wendy Rule  |  Heartbeat - Gazelle Twin   |  Moonchild - King Crimson  |  Mississippi Song - Rising Appalachia  |  Into the Woods - Cilla Jane  |  The Heretic Heart - Catherine Madsen with the Greater Lansing Spinsters Guild  |  La Femme De La Mer - Wendy Rule  |  Chimacum Rain - Linda Perhacs  |  Swoon - Rising Appalachia  |  La La La Song - American Horror Story Coven  |  Hairy Trees - Goldfrapp  |  Unicorne - Faun   |  Icarus - White Hinterland  |  Against the Sky - Vashti Bunyan  |  O Deep Woods - Solanaceae  |  Bya Bya - Solveig Slettahjell  |  The Curse - Agnes Obel  |  Song of Exile - Cover by Karliene Reynolds  |  Blue Caravan - Vienna Teng  |  Never Let Me Go - Gazelle Twin  |  The Violet Hour - The Civil Wars  |  Come Away to the Water -  Glen Hansard

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this song is my ANTHEM