Since medieval times, it has been believed that bad luck awaits those who pick the black hellebore. White hellebore flowers, on the other hand, were once believed to cure madness, promote intelligence, and protect against epileptic seizures, leprosy, miscarriages, and attacks by rabid animals.

Long ago, many farmers blessed their cattle with hellebore to protect them against sorcery, and it was for this purpose that the plant was dug up with certain mystical rites. In The Complete Book ofHerbs by Kay N. Sanecki, it is said that "a circle was described with the point of a sword around the plant, and then prayers were offered while the black roots were lifted."

Some farmers still believe that a good harvest is portended whenever a hellebore plant bears four tufts. However, it is believed to be an extremely bad sign should it bear only two. This portends a crop failure in the near future.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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