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Residents of some areas of Ireland say that if you have something you wish to happen, you "give it to the pebble." Carry a stone in your hand as you circle the Litha bonfire, and whisper your request to the stone -- "heal my mother" or "help me be more courageous", for example. After your third turn around the fire, toss the stone into the flames.
If your left hand itches, say a chant, "Money itch, money itch, money itch, make my money wish come true." And then make your money wish. You can also "touch wood" if either hand itches and wish for money saying a chant like, "Left right itching, rub it on wood. Wish for money, 'tis sure to come good."
According to legend, when someone finds a black feather, it means that the guardian of their soul is near them. The feathers are supposed to remind the individual that he or she is not fighting the battles of life alone.
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STAY FOREVER YOUNG BY CARRYING AN ACORN Forget anti-ageing creams - in Ancient Britain, women carried acorns in their pockets to stay looking young. According to Richard Webster in The Encyclopedia of Superstitions the oak tree was believed to provide longevity and to ward off illness due to its long life.
Medium Aevum - Friday the 13th - medieval roots Some believe...
Friday the 13th - medieval roots Some believe that the arrest of Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights on Friday, October 13, 1307 by King Philip IV of France is the origin of this superstition. That day thousands of Templars were arrested and subsequently tortured. They then ‘confessed’ and were executed. From that day on, Friday the 13th was considered by followers of the Templars as an evil and unlucky day...
Up until the late 19th century various villages throughout England maintained a curious ilk of beggar known as a sin-eater. These men would be summoned, naturally by the lure of a handsome pay cheque, to eat bread, partake of alcohol and recite ritual over a fresh corpse, in the belief that by these means the sin-eater would take into his body the sins of those who had died without chance to repent.
On Synchronicity and Numbers
When we see sets of numbers (like 111, 222, 333, 444, etc.) it is a sign from our spirit guides or angels letting us know they are here, watching over us. It is recommended to take note of what you are thinking about at the time you see a particular set of numbers, especially if you notice them repeatedly.