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« on: March 03, 2009, 11:36:19 PM »

I'm not a "New Age" type, so I'm not so into the revamped religions of old, such as I consider them, however, I do have some spellcraft history in my family background.

My great grandparents (Irish, Tumey's) were excommunicated from the Catholic Church shortly after the turn of the century. Apparently they kept a "Spell Book" for medicinal cures, in many ways a work that combined Celtic Spell craft and Catholicism. The book was actually destroyed by my Great Grandparents, but they made each of their six children to put a part of that book into their memory.

Tradition had it that the information should be passed from male to female heir on down the line. My cousin (female) actually told me the spells, as conferred to her by my grandfather. The only "spell" that I can yet remember was for curing warts (my grandfather's memorized section of the book was "growths"; warts, goiters, that sort of thing...)

You rub your finger gently over the wart 3 times from side of finger to side of finger, chanting silently to oneself "With the waxing of the moon, this wart hath grown, with the waning of the moon, this wart will go away, in the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost."

Interesting how the Catholicism of the Irish were actually integrated with their pagan magical practices.

That's my only pagan connection to this world!

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