Saturday, March 3, 2012

Amulets, the I Ching and superstitions

 For my birthday yesterday,
 I received many wonderful things,
lots of people singing happy birthday to me,
phone calls and FB well wishes and more.  
 I had a great day out with my friend Karen,
a wonderful lunch at the Tea Tango Fandango,
and then a wonderful quiet dinner at home with my DH.
Karen is full of laughter and so very generous.
She gave me a wonderful bag full of all kinds of goodies,
including a daily gratitude journal and
a few more of the many generous things,
were The I Ching, A Nazar, and a Peruvian Amulet vial....
all very interesting.

She also made the feather pen, as I love feathers!
The journal of gratitude had the lyrics to
Trip Around the Sun by Jimmy Buffet and Martina McBride.
The video is in my previous post if you haven't seen it.

The 'nazar boncugu' is an eye shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye.
The vial is made by a curandero  (folk doctor), from the Amazon area of Ayacucho, Peru. 
 Used for protection, health, and luck. 
The I Ching, or Book of Changes
is consulted for sage advice at life's turning points.
These are so interesting!

Am I superstitious, probably to some extent.
I believe we all are.
Have you ever thrown rice at a wedding,
or say God bless you when someone sneezes,
or thrown coins into a fountain......
 those ALL come from old superstitions.
Read this interesting article about superstitions...
you will find you probably have more than you think.

I think most of us today have fun with superstitions.
Learning about them is interesting as well.

Savor the Day!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is it your birthday today or do you just like this song, LOL?

Yvonne said...

My birthday was Mar. 2nd. and I love the song too!

Barbara/myth maker said...

What a WONDERFUL bag of goodies! I have been using the I Ching since I was 14 years old, it is close to my heart as far as oracles go.
Enjoy all of this wonderful stuff.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy birthday! Nice swag. I grew up with many, many superstitions told to me by my Mom and Grandma. I love superstitions, even the ones I don't believe!

MorningAJ said...

Happy birthday.

What one person calls 'superstition', others call 'religion'.

I like the evil eye amulet.

Charade said...

It sounds as though you had a wonderful birthday - a good way to start you off on your journey to the next one.