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Warding(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
In powwow magic among the Pennsylvania Dutch, warding is the term used for protective magic. Derived from the expression "to ward off evil," it is used for people, animals, property, and homes. Warding is used against the evil eye, slander, bad luck, barrenness and sterility, disease, and a host of other maladies. (See also Uncrossing.)