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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A to Z April Blogging Challenge Word of the day - Alraun

Alraun was folk magic from central European. Primarily used in Germany, but was forgotten by the end of the 19th Century. Some of its practices are still alluded to in the Pagan books. The rituals and practices of Alraun is closely related to those of the mandrake.

Alraun is a human like image made from the root of the rowan or mountain ash, used as the dwelling of a spirit. Supposedly, they were used to answer questions by moving their heads. It was thought that if you neglected the image that they would cry out and bring ill luck to the entire household.

Hope all have a great day and checks back tomorrow to see what word I’ve chosen to discuss that begins with the letter “B” related to the Occult.

Have a great day and remember:
 Let Imagination Soar
Write and Read With Creativity
Julia Matthews

(If you liked this little piece of information there is more to find about related topics on all things Occult related in the book that I got this information from.)

* * * This word and information came from, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer. This particular word can be found on page 19. * * *


  1. Oh how interesting. I really don't know too much about the Occult so should be an fascinating month!

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    My A to Z.

  2. I hope it will be for everyone. Thanks for visiting. Happy A to Z Challenge to you as well.

  3. I am learning so many things on the AtoZ today :) Thank you for a wonderful post and for joining our little supernatural sub-list :D
    Tasha's Thinkings

    1. I have also been learning some neat thing on my visits to other blogs.

  4. That is really interesting, I'd never heard of that kind of magic before. Kind of like a familiar, but one imbued with spirit rather being a living creature in the first place.

    1. I found it very interesting. There's way more things I found interesting while preparing these A to Z post.

  5. I was not familiar with this word and now I'm intrigued.

    Decadent Kane (blog)

  6. Very cool! I have used the related "Alrunes" in my own works.
    I am really looking forward to seeing what you post all month!

    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

  7. Very interesting. I love occult stuff and can't wait to see what else you post this month.
    Skye Callahan, AtoZ

  8. Really intriguing first day post. Can't wait to see what is coming up!