If foky kek jins bute, Ma sal at lende; For sore mush jins chomany That tute kek jins.
"Whatever ignorance men may show,
From none disdainful turn;
For every one doth something know
Which you have yet to learn."
Gypsy History.. The Romanies, or better known as the Gypsies, originated in the Hindu Kush region of Kashmir and Afghanistan. They began wondering more then a Millennium ago, they first set foot in Western Europe over six centuries ago. They became the objects of wonder, hatred and controversy, and have remained as such until today.
Bringing with them the exotic traditions and dialects of a far flung cultures, they became known as skillful storytellers, musicians, and fortune tellers. They were gifted practioners of palmistry, crystallomancy, and many other forms of divination, including tarot card reading, which they claim to have indroduced in Europe in 1427.
In the Victorian era, they began to travel in glorious ornate horse drawn wagons, or caravans, known as Vardos, which captured the publics imagination and inspired countless paintings, poems, novels, and children's stories. The Romanies or Gypsies have always been very mistrusted and persecuted for their ways. Where they really healers and clarivoyants? Or where they charlatans and parasites?
The Gypsies cling to age old customs, courtship rites, and dialect. Romany communities are still to be found the length and breadth of Europe and deep inside the former Soviet Union. In Britan today, barely a dozen families are to be found wandering the country in horse drawn wagons. In a decade or so there may be none at all.
Romanies are true friends of the earth, with their Nomadic existence they have lived closer to nature for longer than anyone else, and they are among the last free spirits on the face of the globe.
For A Life Filled With Sunshine...
Light an orange candle and place a bunch of St. John's Wort flowers beside it. Make a wish, then hang the bunch of flowers over you main entrance way into your home. Leave the candle to burn out on it's own. It will bring your wish and ward off Evil too.
To Deter An Unwanted Visitor...
To avoid being revisited by an unwanted caller, all you need is salt. Immediately after thety have made their departure, sprinkle salt, which is regarded as a purifier and a protection against evil forces, on the ground where they said goodbye.
To Remove A Problem...
Write the problem on the sole on the sole of an old shoe. Put the shoe on, stamp on the problem three times, then take the shoe off and burn it in a fire. Another method...
Write your problem on a piece of paper. Dig a hole, place the paper inside, and bury it along with a piece of iron, copper and some zinc.
To Rid Yourself Of
Best Done On A Friday!
Light a new blue candle, Then rig tiny bells three times. On a clean white piece of paper draw a circle,to represent the sun and write person's name, and a cresent moon curve facing to the left. To represent the waning moon.
Stain the paper with some squeezed juice from an apple, Fold the paper in half, then in quaters, imagining as you do so you are folding up the love you shared.
Burn the paper in the candle, then place ashed on a clean white dish, put your finger in the ashes and write persons initial on your forehead, then devide the ashes in 7 parts, sprinkle the ashes on 7 more clean white papers, then fold into envelope shapes, and seal them with the wax, all the time seeing a peaceful ending.
Bury papers in the garden
This spell can be used to improve the health of an elderly person as well as to keep harm away from someone who is housebound.
Take a horseshoe or an iron nail and bless it by immersing it under a full moon in salt water. Bury it in the garden of the person, or in a pot. Make sure the tip is sticking out alittle, to act as a conductor to disperse the energy. Saying while you bury it...
I'll health I do tell,
Run through this iron,
(name)is free and well
To Attract The One You Love...
On a Friday evening, light a white candle and place it in a glass holder. Imaginr that the flame is a bright flame of love burning within your lover's heart, and the candle holer is your lover's torso.
As you stare into the flame, will the flame to rise. Your own passion will make it happen, and when it does, think of your emotions pouring into the flame. Think positively of your lover and draw him or her into the warmth of the candle's flame as it rises and deminishes. Say the following...
May this flame of passion burn within your heart.
From me, you will not part.
Leave the candle to burn itself out. Rep[eat the spell on consecutive nights until you recieve the communuication from your lover that you deserve.
To Find A Lover...
On the day of the new moon, cut out a red heart from paper. If you have a rose, use a fallen petal that is heart shaped.
Take a clean sheet of white paper and with a pen no one else has used, write this...
As this red heart glows in the candlelight,
I draw you, lover, closer to me this night.
Then bath and change into nightcloths. When you're ready, light a red candle and read the spell out loud. Hold the heart in front of the flame and let the candlelight shine upon it.
Then place the heart and spell in a new envelope, and seal it with wax from the candle. Conceal the envelope and leave it undisterbed for one cycle of the moon.
By the time of the next new moon, there should be love in your life!
This spell makes it amazingly easy to stop eating sweets. Take a piece of cake, a cookie, or a chunk of chocolate. Whichever sweet you're trying to banish from your life. and bury it in a pot or in the garden. Plant three cloves of garlic on top. The cloves will purge you of your craving by the time the garlic has grown.
To Cure A Bad Habit...
To help yourself or another to give up smoking, nail biting, or any other unwanted habit, first find nine strands of hair belonging to the afflicted person, and wind them around an iron nail. The nail should then be hammered into a wooden post. The habit is believed to abate as the nail rusts.
This spell can be used to improve the health of an elderly person as well as to keep harm away from someone who is housebound. Take a horseshoe or an iron nail and bless it by immersing it in salty water. Bury it in the garden of the sick person or in a potted plant. Leave the tip poking out of the earth, to act as a conductor to disperse the energy. Say when you bury it...
Ill health I do tell,
Run thgrough this iron,
(name) is free and well.
Another Way To Alleviate Illness...
Take a coin you have found on the ground and put a pinch of salt on it. Then transfer the salt into a small amount of boiling water, and let it dessolve. When the water has cooled, use the coin to flick the saline solution onto the palms of the patient's hand and on the soles of his or her feet.
Yet another traditional remedy uses candle magick. On a blue candle, use a pin to inscribe..from the base to the tip...the name of the ill person. Pierce the candle with the pin and leave it there. Let the candle burn down and extinguish itself, and keep the pin for future spells.
To Remove A Headache...
*Rub your forehead with a stone and then cover the stone with soil. The ach is said to be absorbed by the soil.
*Alternatively, you can rub a headache away by rubbing a horseshoe on your forehead. (a piece of iron is said to work just as well.)
*Another method is to lie down and place a quartz crystal on your pillow. If you can't lie down, try holding a quartz to your head for a few minutes to relieve the symptom.
To increase Health & Vitality...
A quartz crystal emits a frequency of energy, a vibration. Romanies are known for using crystal balls for clairvoyance, but they also use quartz rock crystal for healing.
If you have a quartz, first wash it in warm soapy water and rinse it with running water. Then hold the crystal in both hands. Close your eyes and imagine being bathed in white light. Visualize the area of your illness and point the crystal to that site. Imagine a stream of light flowing from the crystal and bathing the area in it's pure rays.
Place your crystal under your pillow while you sleep.