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REVERSING A BABY'S SLEEP CYCLE

IF YOU WANT TO REVERSE A BABY'S SLEEP CYCLE YOU TURN IT HEAD OVER
HEELS AND THE SLEEP CYCLE WILL REVERSE.

Submitter comment: SAID HE DIDN'T REALLY BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION POSITION ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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NEW YEAR'S SAYING

IN IRELAND NEW YEAR'S SAYING "EAT PORK AND LIVE OFF THE FAT OF THE
LAND - EAT CHICKEN AND SCRATCH THE REST OF THE YEAR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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NEVER STEP OVER A BABY, IF YOU DO IT WILL NOT GROW, AT ALL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-05-1972

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PLANT BEANS DURING THE FULL MOON, THAT WAY YOU WILL HAVE BEANS
THAT ARE FULL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F476
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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NEW YEAR'S CUSTOM

GRANDMOTHER SAID WHEN NEW YEAR'S WOULD COME AROUND SHE HAD THE
TRADITIONAL BLACK-EYED PEAS AND COLLARD GREENS TO COMPLETE HER NEW
YEAR'S DINNER. GRANDMOTHER SAID THE TRADITIONAL DINNER REPRESENTED
GOOD FINANCIAL LUCK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE BLACK-EYED PEAS
SYMBOLIZED COINS AND THE COLLARDS REPRESENTED GREENBACKS.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT
PRACTICED THIS CUSTOM SINCE THE EARLY YEARS OF HER MARRIAGE.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC MONEY ; SYMBOLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 00001960S (MID)

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FRIENDSHIP

IF A PERSON IS GIVEN A CUTTING TOOL, HE MUST GIVE A COIN IN RETURN
SO THE TOOL WILL NOT CUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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LUCK

ON THE WAY TO A TRACK MEET, A RUNNER WOULD NOT GO
ACROSS A YELLOW LINE, SO IN THE MEET IT WOULD
CAUSE THE RUNNER TO LACK THE ABILITY TO PASS UP OPPOSING RUNNERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGEIOUS MAGIC? ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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BELIEF ABOUT A CROSS-EYED WOMAN

IF YOU MEET A CROSS-EYED WOMAN IN THE MORNING, THINGS WILL
GET CROSSED ALL DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGIOUS MAGIC ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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THINGS GROW WITH THE MOON

IF A PERSON CUTS THEIR HAIR WHEN THERE IS A FULL MOON, IT WILL
GROW WITH THE MOON. IF YOU CUT YOUR HAIR WHEN THERE IS
A FULL MOON, IT WILL GROW SLOWLY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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MOON BELIEF

GRANDMOTHER AND HER SISTERS HAD THEIR HAIR TRIMMED AT NEW
MOON, IN THIS WAY, IT WOULD GROW WITH THE NEW MOON, AND
MUCH FASTER TOO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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TOMATO BELIEF

IF YOU EAT MANY TOMATOS, YOUR SKIN WILL TURN RED.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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HEALTH BELIEF

'BEETS GIVE YOU RED BLOOD.'
MY INFORMANT SAID THAT HER MOTHER STRICTLY BELIEVED THAT,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BREAD BELIEF

IN CUTTING A LOAF OF BREAD.
NEVER LEAVE A KNIFE IN THE BREAD, IT IS LIKE CUTTING THE
HEART OF JESUS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Custom
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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SUPERSTITION PERTAINING TO WOMEN AND CHICKEN

A WOMAN MUST NOT EAT CHICKEN LEST HER CHILDREN BECOME
FLIGHTY HEADED LIKE THE BIRDS. THIS ABSTINENCE IS REQUIRED
THROUGHOUT HER ENTIRE LIFE NOT JUST DURING PREGNANCY.

Submitter comment: THE SUPERSTITION IS PROPER TO THE BATOORO TRIBE OF ABOUT
100,000 PEOPLE IN UGANDA. THE SUPERSTITION IS DYING OUT
WITH INCREASED RECOGNITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AFRICA ; ANIMAL ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; SEXISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S A GRAVE SIN TO POUND NAILS ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER ALWAYS SAID THIS TO INFORMANT AROUND EASTER TIME.

Data entry tech comment: THIS APPEARS TO RELATE TO THE SCOTTISH SUPERSTITION REGARDING THE
USE OF IRON ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; IRON ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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GOOD FRIDAY

IN ITALY, ON GOOD FRIDAY, IT WAS A CUSTOM FOR THE PEOPLE TO TAKE
NOISEMAKERS TO CHURCH. AT A PRESCRIBED TIME DURING THE SERVICES,
EVERYONE WOULD BEGIN MAKING NOISES. SOMETIMES THIS WOULD BE A PIECE
OF WOOD AND A HAMMER AND NAILS--ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE NOISE.
ALSO IF SOMEONE IN FRONT OF YOU HAD A COAT ON AND LAID IT ON
THE PEW, YOU MIGHT NAIL THE COAT TO THE PEW AS A TYPE OF PRANK.

Submitter comment: AS RECOUNTED FROM MRS. BENESTELLI, A NEIGHBOR, ON TAPE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; PRANKS

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 11-01-1970

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CUSTOM

ON EASTER MORNING, WHEN THE CHURCH BELLS RING, THE MOTHERS BATHE
THEIR BABIES SO IF THEY ARE FRIGHTENED OF ANYTHING, THE FRIGHT WILL
BE WASHED AWAY.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): bathing ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; WASHING ; WATER

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.12
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 11-11-1967

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INDEX OF TAPE 750002 SIDE B

BROOM
LUCK
THE NUMBER 9 AND 3
OMEN
DREAMS
THROWING TEETH AND BURYING TEETH TO MAKE THEM GROW
LEFT AND RIGHT
LENGTH OF TOES AS OMENS OF PARENTS' DEATH
FINGERS THAT RINGS ARE WORN ON
WIZARDS
BLACK CAT
ONOMATOPOETIC
FLOATING THE WATER LILY FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 22 OF EVERY YEAR

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC FOR TEETH AND TOES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

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CONJURATION

IF A BABY HAS BEEN FRIGHTENED BY SOMEONE OR
SOMETHING AND IT CRIES OUT DURING IT'S SLEEP,
YOU TAKE TWO STRAWS FROM A BROOM AND FORM THEM INTO
A CROSS. THEN YOU TAKE AND MELT WAX FROM A BLESSED CANDLE,
NEXT YOU MAKE SURE THE BABY IS COVERED, HOLD A PAN
OR CONTAINER OVER THE BABY'S HEAD WITH THE
CROSS OVER IT AND THEN POUR THE HOT WAX OVER THE CROSS.
A FIGURE OF WHATEVER FRIGHTENED THE BABY WILL FORM
ON THE CROSS FROM THE WAX. AFTER THIS IS DONE THE BABY
WILL NO LONGER BE FRIGHTENED. THE ABOVE IS REFERRED
TO AS OKADZICH.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BABY'S RASH

IF YOU PLACE A RED RIBBON UNDER A BABY'S PILLOW
THE BABY WILL NEVER BE BOTHERED WITH A RASH OR SKIN DISEASE.

Submitter comment: PAT HEARD THIS SHORTLY AFTER SHE WAS MARRIED(APPR. 1954) FROM
A WOMAN WHOSE NAME SHE COULD NOT REMEMBER.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 01-09-1964

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