No, those Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs you see on barns and homes are not just pretty pictures. Used for healing and other magical purposes in a way akin to native Shamanic practices worldwide, the images and symbols of hex signs date back to prehistoric Germanic tribes. The spiritual use of hex signs is part of Dennis Boyer's family heritage, and he is an active practitioner himself. Listen as he shares inside knowledge from his books, "Once Upon a Hex," that most modern Pennsylvania Dutch folk won't admit.
Dennis Boyer has also written the following books : Driftless Spirits --Ghosts of Southwest Wisconsin Giants in the land -- Legends and Folktales of Wisconsin Northern Frights -- A Supernatural Ecology of the Wisconsin Headwaters Great Wisconsin Taverns Prairie Whistles -- Tales of Midwest Railroading Gone Missing -- A Supernatural Tour of the Great lakes Snow on the Rails -- Short Stories of Heartland Railroading. He also co-edited with Justin Isherwood, A Place to Which We Belong, an anthology of land use essays. He is a frequent presenter and speaker at paranormal conferences, historical societies, community organizations, association conventions, and on public radio. When he is not traveling the Spirit Path, he lives with his family on a farm in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Visit his Web site OnceUponaHex.com.