"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

19 October 2018


Wyeth (Jamie), The Raven, 1980

Some witches are said to kill people with graveyard dirt, which is dust scraped from a grave with the left forefinger at midnight. This is mixed with the blood of a black bird; a raven or crow is best, but a black chicken will do in a pinch. The witch ties this mixture up in a rag which has touched a corpse and buries it under the doorstep of the person who is to be liquidated.

Vance Randolph, from Ozark Magic and Folklore

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