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Monday, December 29, 2014
Some Indian Day To Day Folk Magic (印度民间疗法)
friends practise many simple day to day folk magic which we may overlook if we
are not observant enough when visiting a traditional Indian home. Below are
just some common yet simple magical remedies:
bad luck or curses:
some sea water with cow’s urine in a bowl and then sprinkle the water all over
the house during Tuesday, Friday, full moon and new moon.
your livestock or pets frequently fall ill or loss of appetite, then bath the
animals with turmeric water.
your business is bad and you suspect it is the working of black magic, then you
can put lemon or lime into a clear glass filled with water and put the glass at
a conspicuous place. The water must be changed every day and that the lemon
must be replaced on every Saturday.
things in your house lost or broken quite often, especially if your electrical
appliances; or your light bulbs burst at a regular basis. To remedy this
problem, put some color beads or stones in a white bowl and hide it at a quiet
your baby likes to cry out loud at night or if the baby feels agitated after
someone visited your house; then hold a pinch of salt in your palm and move
your palm around the baby’s head three times clockwise and anti-clockwise.
After that the salt is dissolved into a glass of water and then solution is
poured into flowing water.
your children suffer from constant stomachache and you suspect that it might
the working of black magic, then you must take small amount of sand in the
street and mix it with mustard seed powder. Then apply the mixture onto your
children’s stomach. After that, recollect the mixture and burn it in fire. It
is believed that by doing so, the black magic workings shall be burnt off as
you believe that you are besieged by misfortune, bad luck or jobless, then it is best to keep an
aquarium in the south side of your living room.
a pregnant lady wants to ward off evil spirits or black magic, then she should
bring along 2~3 pieces of need tree leaves when she leaves the house. After she
returns home, she must burn the neem leaves.
you are a speaker or a teacher who depends on speaking to earn a living and
that you suffer from constant throat problems, then this might be someone who
has cast a black magic on you. To remedy this, take a twig of Peepal tree
(ficus religiosa) and tie it on top of your main door. After that take another
twig, break it into 3 pieces and keep them in your pocket.
you suspect that someone has put a separation spell between you and your wife,
then keep some dry roast alum, red chili, green chili or a large sea shell and lemon
near your bed.
again, modern Indian friends might not follow such practices. If you have more
folk magic to add; then please kindly let me know.