Silver RavenWolf on the History and Activation of the Braucherei Himmelsbrief Letter of Protection

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Pagan Himmelsbrief (Letter of Protection) designed by Silver RavenWolf Pagan Himmelsbrief (Letter of Protection) designed by Silver RavenWolf

The Himmelsbrief was a type of letter or testament carried on a person or hung in the home for protection against evil people and deeds.  These magickal papers were also known as Letters of Protection or Letters from Heaven.  Hohman, author of the popular Pow-Wow book Long Lost Friend, is thought to have produced the first Letter from Heaven for use in the United States.  The Pennsylvania Germans thought this paper was as powerful as any invocation or cast spell.  In 1918, the Aurand Press out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, received an order for printing copies of such a Letter of Protection.  It was later learned that the copies were distributed to members of the National Guard and to draftees departing from several south-central Pennsylvania counties and heading for World War I.  The Himmelsbrief came in a variety of forms, from a…

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