Because it’s Halloween month I believed I might inform you a bit extra about some the analysis I’ve amassed for my WIP on witches.
I will begin with pellars. A Pellar is a Cornish phrase and means somebody who practises folks magic or white witchcraft. She or he would have been a healer, diviner, a breaker of spells.
It was the custom to go to a Pellar, annually, often within the spring, to get your “safety” renewed.
There you’d obtain a written appeal, or a small bag of earth, tooth or bones taken from a person’s grave. These had been to be worn across the neck to stop any mysterious illnesses supposedly introduced on by unhealthy witch craft. Typically you would be given a blood stone or snake stone to put on as an amulet. These had been small stones with pure holes cast by the ocean. Once we had been youngsters we referred to as them ‘witch or hag stones”. I’ve some hanging up on the again of my research door.
Whether or not you imagine within the magic or not they’re enjoyable to gather whereas seaside combing on a sunny day with the sound of gulls and rolling waves within the background.
In case your cattle had been “ill-wished” or ‘spellbound’ you would be given a particular powder by the Pellar.
It was a gritty substance referred to as witch powder that appeared very very like pounded brick. This should be thrown over the cattles’ backs now and then to stop unhealthy luck.
So in the event you’re affected by a mysterious ailment or your cattle are ill-wished, get your hands on one among these charmers. They will quickly type you out. 😊