Conjuring is a type of faith healing practiced in the Appalachian Mountains. It is heavily rooted in Christianity and the Bible. Healers have gifts to “draw” fire, buy warts, stop blood, cure “Thrash”, and heal poison oak. This is a very private and secretive practice. Gifts are passed down orally from one generation to the next. It has been practiced for as long as settler have been in the Appalachian region. However, with each generation it is being practiced less and less. Soon it may completely disappear without a trace or record of its existence.

This is their story, and it has been my honor to help tell it.

-Lucy Groves

Embracing Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech