Is there magic in your junk drawer or in the pieces of a broken china plate? In Conjuring the Commonplace, Laine Fuller and Cory Thomas Hutcheson answer with a resounding, “Yes!” and deftly show you how to incorporate that magic into your everyday. They also point to other hidden treasures in places in your home you may have never thought to look.
As the hosts of the long-running podcast New World Witchery, Cory and Laine have shared the folklore and magic of North America and their own magical journeys with listeners. Conjuring the Commonplace continues that conversation, highlighting the folklore of the common objects and the practical ways they have each incorporated these small magics into their lives and how you might too.
If you’ve ever questioned whether to toss out that bit of string from a sewing project or wondered what you should know before picking up that shiny penny on the sidewalk, this book is for you.
About the authors:
Laine Fuller is the co-host of the New World Witchery podcast and Myth-Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Tennessee Tech University. While this is her first book, she’s no stranger to writing and even won a first-place prize in a college short story competition. When she’s not working witchcraft, you can find her spinning, knitting, quilting, painting, or spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her two cats.
Cory Thomas Hutcheson is the co-host of New World Witchery, a podcast and website dedicated to uncovering and recovering traditional North American folk magic practices. He is also the author of New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic (Llewellyn Publications, 2021). Cory has his doctorate in American Studies with specializations in Folklore & Ethnography and Religion & Ethnicity from Penn State. He also holds a graduate certificate in folklore and ethnography and has had his academic work published in Midwestern Folklore and Contemporary Legend, among other journals. He is a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies and American Myths, Legends, & Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. He has written for popular occult publications, including The Cauldron (UK), The Crooked Path Journal, and Witches & Pagans.