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A ST. JOSEPH STATUE IN A FOOD CUPBOARD WILL INSURE
A STEADY SUPPLY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

Date learned: 03-22-1967

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DURING A THUNDERSTORM, SPRINKLE HOLY WATER AROUND
TO KEEP THE DEVIL AWAY.

Submitter comment: SYLVIA LEARNED THIS FROM HER SISTER, WHO IN TURN HAD
LEARNED IT AT THE NURSES' LOUNGE AT BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
IN ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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MY GRANDMOTHER, MRS. CHARLES SUBZAK, BELIEVED THAT
WHEN THE PRIEST RAISED THE PATEN HE COULD SEE
THE PERSON OF THE PARISH WHO HAD THE DEVIL IN HIM.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

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HOLD THE BIBLE WITH BOTH HANDS AGAINST THE CHEST
AND ASK GOD THE QUESTION. OPEN THE BIBLE TO ANY
PAGE AND RUN FINGER DOWN THE PAGE AND STOP. LOOK
AT THE PASSAGE FOR THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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THIS INFORMANT SAYS THAT HIS MOTHER ALWAYS KEEPS HOLY
WATER IN THE HOUSE IN CASE OF STORMS. SHE BELIEVES
THEN THE HOUSE AND ITS OCCUPANTS WILL BE UNHARMED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

Date learned: 03-15-1967

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THE MOTHER IS SUPPOSED TO BLESS HER CHILDREN WITH HOLY
WATER EVERY TIME THEY LEAVE THE HOUSE AND IF SHE
DOESN'T, THE DEVIL WILL GET THEM.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER AUNT WHO IS OF IRISH
DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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WHEN A STORM IS NEAR, SPRINKLE EACH OF THE ROOMS
OF THE HOUSE WITH HOLY WATER. THE HOLY WATER WILL
AVERT THE STORM FROM THE HOUSE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A MEMBER OF A RURAL
COMMUNITY NEAR PARISVILLE, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PARISVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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Custom

Buddhists wear miniature images of buddha around their necks. When displaying the image of the Lord Buddha in the homes or elsewhere, the Thai are careful to place the image high enough so that no human can be at a higher level or walk above the image.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F538] crossed out. Not replaced with anything.

Submission card was located in pile labeled To Be Classified

Where learned: WHILE STATIONED IN THAILAND

Keyword(s): BUDDHA ; Buddhism ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; RELIGIOUS CUSTOM ; SYMBOL ; THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom
BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

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