Ballard specializes in Appalachian folk magic and folkways.
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New collective creates art as a spiritual pursuit
Open Coven, a new collective designed to assist fledgling as well as experienced artists in discovering the sacred process of making art, offers indoor and outdoor workshops this fall.
Who’s afraid of the big, bad Witch?
Ever since we led a protest rite against Buncombe County officials’ sale of public parkland graced by a pair of magestic old magnolia trees to developer Stewart Coleman, the über-Republican Carolina Stompers have aimed religiously bigoted attacks at our Coven Oldenwilde—first through a video ridiculing City Council candidate Elaine Lite for participating in the protest, […]
The village witch goes to Harvard
Local author and Wiccan priestess Byron Ballard tapped as panelist for Harvard folklore conference.