“Things That Have Not Seen the Sun”

"When pressing boils and abscesses, one should use the snout of a pig and a “thing that has not seen the sun” that grows under the bark of a birch: Sink away, foul-looking,The moon vanishes when waning,The sun when setting,Vanish even more than that,Where the moon is unknown,Where the bottom is unfamiliar.May the roots of… Continue reading “Things That Have Not Seen the Sun”

Healing with a Ringbranch

There is something special about naturally formed circles. In Finnish folk magic, this is visible in the magic objects called ringbranches (Fin. umpipuu). These are usually branches or roots of trees that have grown so that they form a circle. These objects have especially been used in healing practices. A healer would pour the ingredients… Continue reading Healing with a Ringbranch