The Erdspiegel The Erdspiegel or “earth mirror,” created by burying magically inscribed glass and paper on Christmas.
December 8, 2018
Christmas, Ephemera, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, News, Occultism/Magic, Prophecies, Victorian, Wonders and Curiosities
and tagged Christmas folklore, Erdspiegel, folk magic, John Keagy, magic mirror, Pennsylvania folk magic, pow wow, prophetic glass, prophetic mirror, scrying, The Erdspiegel
A Suffolk witch story from 1877, involving a spell meant to be cast on a man, but transfered to his wife, who suffered for years under the bewitchment. In a series of ill-spelt letters, the witch confesses and suggests a transfer of the spell to its rightful owner.
March 24, 2015
Ephemera, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, medical oddities, News, Occultism/Magic, Poltergeists, Prophecies, Scientific Oddities, Social History, Strange Lives, Victorian, Witches
and tagged cunning woman, curses, fasting woman, folk magic, lay a spite, spells, Suffolk witchcraft, wise woman