Pow-Wowers are Christians and believe their powers are spiritual gifts from God. The Amish and Mennonites oppose Pow-Wow, considering it to be a satanic practice.
Pow-Wowing can only be taught from teacher to student, who must be of the opposite sex. A man can only teach a woman and a woman can only teach a man. The belief is that anyone who would break the rule by teaching a person of the same sex would become weak and lose their powers.
Pow-Wowing is not very common today, but there are still practicing Pow-Wowers in the PA Dutch community.
The most common source of Pow-Wowing incantations.
Written by John George Hohman in 1819 and first published in 1820 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
It is a collection of recipes, spells, and procedures.
This is one of the main sources for The Long Lost Friend. Its compiler is the Swabian Dominican monk Albertus Magnus (A.D. 1200-1280), a saint in the Roman Catholic Church and known as a scientist, philosopher, and theologian.
The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses is associated with black magic because it contains procedures for conjuring spirits, it is often considered a hex book.
Originally published as a 16-page chapbook in 1938 and republished in 1998 as a section of the book Powwow Power, by William Wilson Beissel's great-nephew James D. Beissel.