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Halloween divination - find out who you will marry!

Updated on September 26, 2012

Hallowe'en Ceremonies

When young girls in the 50's, my sister and I used to love looking through our grandfathers 'Book of Fortune'. The edition I still have was written in 1936 and published by Associated Newspapers Ltd. I do not know if the same book is still in print, but it contains many fascinating methods of divination, including Palmistry, Phrenology, Reading the Tea leaves, oracles and omens and other popular superstitions. According to the Book of Fortune, Hallowe'en on October 31st, derives its name from the fact that in the Christian Calendar it occurs the day before All Saints' or All Hallows' Day. It was the last night of the old year in the ancient calendar of the Celts. On that night, witches, hobgoblins, warlocks and evil spirits walked the earth and caused mayhem and mischief.

Most of these popular Halloween ceremonies in the past concerned affairs of the heart and and they should be taken lightly, with a pinch of salt. They could be great for teenagers (but not children's) party games.

Bobbing for Apples

Apples are thrown into a tub of water and the guests are invited to duck their heads in to retrieve an apple. Before putting the apples into the water, a slice can be cut out and replaced with a slip of paper revealing their fortune. Such as 'You will be rich and prosperous' or 'Your future husband will be handsome and strong' or 'Your lover is deceiving you'.

Ceremonies to see your future husband

If you carry out these old country superstitions it is said you will see who will be your future husband.

THE MIRROR

Retire into a dark room with a lighted candle. Place the candle infront of a mirror and gaze into the glass. At the same time, you must be eating an apple or combing your hair. After a few moments it is said that the face of your future husband wil appear over your shoulder.

(NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART)

THE SALTED HERRING

If you eat a salted herring just before going to bed, it is said that your future husband will appear in a dream, carrying a glass of water with which to quench your thirst.

See a vision of your future husband

Girls should go into a field at Halloween and scatter hemp seeds, chanting as they do so:

Hempseed I sow thee

Come after me and show me.

On turning around, each girl should see a vision of the man she will marry.

Mashed potato divination

This one could get messy!

Put a heap of mashed potato on the a plate and hide in it, a ring, a coin, a button, a heart-shaped charm, a shell and a key. Turn out the lights in the room and let each person, armed with a fork try to find the objects. The one who gets the ring will wed first; the coin signifies wealth; the button, spinsterhood; the heart, passionate love; the shell, long journeys; the key, great success and power.

To discover who will be the first to marry

Put 4 cups on the table in a circle. In one cup put a ring, one cup a silver coin, another cup a piece of heather and leave one cup empty. Those taking part are blindfolded and must walk slowly around the table three times and then touch one of the cups. The first person to touch the cup with the heather in will be the first to wed. Anyone selecting the coin will never be poor, the ring denotes devoted love and the empty cup represents a single life.

To find out whether Lovers will be happy

Couples sit around an open fire on Halloween. Those wishing to know if they will be happy together, each place a nut in the fire. If the nuts glow or smoulder, then the couple are well suited to each other. But if the nuts burst, crackle or fly apart, then the couple will quarrel a lot.

To discover what type of man you will marry

Two girls, blindfolded must walk into a field of cabbages and wander around until they find a cabbage stalk and pull it up. If the stalk is long, their husband will be tall, if crooked, their husband will be crooked in mind and body. If the stalk is soft, their husband will be weak-willed, or a strong stalk indicates a strong self-willed man. Earth clinging to the stalk indicates much wealth, whilst a clean stalk means poverty.

Teen Witch Kit

Here is everything the novice spellcaster needs to practice the Craft of the Wise--and be a force for good. Discover the secrets of one of the world's oldest mysteries: the art and science of white magick. The kit contains a beautifully illustrated book of instruction, plus six magickal talismans, salt, a spell bag, and your own personal altar.

Teen Witch Kit
Teen Witch Kit

Teen witches can expect to find a code of honor as well as tips on creating a magick circle, daily altar, and holy water. The final half of the book is dedicated to teenage spells, including a spell "to find direction in life and stop drifting," "for shopping guidance," "to cope with peer pressure," and "to be a gracious leader." The kit and easy-to-assemble altar includes numerous charms, such as a "silver moon pendant" (for protection), prosperity coin, quartz crystal, and gold wish cord. --Tara West

 

Titania's Crystal Ball

Titania's Crystal Ball: Now You Can See Your Future
Titania's Crystal Ball: Now You Can See Your Future

Crystalomancy, one of the oldest and simplest forms of discovering what the future holds, is now within everyone's grasp. Just disengage from the everyday, gaze into the crystal orb, and focus on the shapes that appear. It will take a little practice, but in time, users will become a "seer" and be able to glimpse their future. Titania, Britain's most famous White Witch, presents her own authentic crystal ball and explains how with the right approach, patience, and concentration, anyone can learn crystalomancy and see their own future and that of others. In the sixty-four-page illustrated guidebook, Titania takes readers by the hand and with easy-to-follow steps based on her own practical experience, gradually introduces them to the ancient art of scrying. With her guidance, users will soon be amazed at their psychic ability.

 

Witches calendar 2013

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