Blog Post 196 – Body Lore & Magic

I love history and the fact that History is based on Lore or is Lore based on History. These are fun but we must remember that our ancestors held onto wisdom from their fathers or they would not have survived the harsh land and ever changing winters. Bright Blessings Sisters and Brothers In The Craft,
SunRay Sorceress

New World Witchery - the Search for American Traditional Witchcraft

Hans van Hayek, The Fortuneteller, 1892 (via Wikimedia)

“My ears are burning; who’s talking about me?”

“If your nose is itching, someone wants to kiss you.”

“Your feet itch? You must be about to go somewhere.”

I remember my mother often sharing the little bits of proverbial wisdom throughout my childhood.

Usually they were delivered with a wink or a wry smile, and I don’t think she took them particularly seriously, but then she also wouldn’t have been surprised to find out that any one of these tokens had borne some fruit in the real world. If you think about it, assumptions about the intimate connection between a person’s body and the world around him or her are not anything new or unusual. Plenty of people have an uncle whose bunions predict snowstorms, or a grandmother whose arthritis tells of coming rain, or headaches that detect heatwaves moving in. There…

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