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for the last couple of evenings...my aunt angela has been talking to me of...sanacaria?...which i cant find in any dictionary...so, either im mishearing, or its sicilian, rather than italian...[sicilians still use quite a few words which are of semetic origin, rather than derived from latin]....
some of it i knew already....as superstition...but, the way shes talking about it, is quite different....she says its tradition...
shes made me swear never to tell any of it to my mother [who is not sicilian]...lol..
its...how to use a broom...scissors...salt....blue ribbon...vinegar....almonds.....mirrors.....etc.......
theyre household spells, really....mixed in with a lot of catholisism...
so, today, after we close on the house...shes says we should sweep every inch of the floors with a new broom...[the floors are not dirty]...and put a little salt in the corners of each room...
the broom should be left to lean close to the back door...a pair of scissors, should be hung next to the front door...
she said, we should throw out all old ashes...[theres a fireplace]...and then burn incense, with a little nutmeg, and clove sprinkled on it.....while we say a prayer...
she has a little altar in the guest house..very simple..
she wants me to do the same...there has to be a picture of st. michael...various candles...and such, shes being very specific......its for the babies sake, she says..
ive seen altars like this, my whole life...and even though my mother, turned her nose up, at them.... i always thought it was just normal catholic stuff...
but now, im beginning to think maybe it isnt..
9/8/2006 8:56 am
absolutely do it - we purge all program buidlings regularly - luckily i have a woman on staff who is very adept at this and does all spaces as they are amde ready for new residents. |
grins - perhaps not normal catholic stuff - but then neither are exorcisms. and for me, anything that gives me a better chance for a safe haven - i'm there
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