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CARE OF SLEEPLESS CHILD

FOR THE BABY WHO HAS "NIGHT TURNED INTO DAY" (STAYS AWAKE ALL NIGHT
AND SLEEPS ALL DAY) - TURN THE BABY END OVER END (SOMERSAULT STYLE)
SEVEN TIMES. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO END THEIR CONFUSION.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: MRS. MARY JANE SMELSER, MOTHER-IN-LAW, LONDON, ENGLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; INSOMNIA

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-27-1964

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NEW YEARS SUPERSTITION

HAVING ANY FORM OF FOWLIN THE HOUSE ON NEW YEARS DAY WILL CAUSE ALL
LUCK FOR THE YEAR TO FLY OUT THE HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 09-23-1969

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SEX OF UNBORN CHILD

IF YOU EAT TWIN BANANAS YOU WILL HAVE TWIN BABIES.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; informant's dorm

Keyword(s): CONTAGIOUS MAGIC ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 686 686.1.2
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BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

THE PEOPLE IN INDIA ADVISE THE WOMAN WHO IS PREGNANT NOT TO
LOOK AT AN UGLY PICTURE FOR FEAR OF THE CHILD BEING BORN UGLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 840
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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WOMAN

IN INDIA, IF A WOMAN IS PREGNANT, SHE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO ANY
DESTRUCTIVE WORK, BECAUSE IT WILL DESTROY THE BABY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 840
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS WOMAN SHOULD NOT WEAR A NECKLACE
OR SHE WILL BE CHOKING THE BABY BY WEARING IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 840
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-07-1971

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PREGNANCY SUPERSTITION

WHEN A WOMAN IS PREGNANT AND SEES SOMETHING HORRIBLE SHE SLAPS
HER HAND ON ANY PART OF THE BODY AND IT WILL LEAVE A BIRTHMARK
OF THE THING SHE SAW.

Data entry tech comment:

There are three others similar to this in archive.
Informant and collector share same surname.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 11-22-1969

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MOON BELIEF

IN INDIA IF A WOMAN IS PREGNANT SHE SHOULD NOT CUT ANYTHING
SUCH AS MATERIAL FOR SEWING.
IF SHE DOES CUT DURING AN ECLIPSE OF THE MOON HER CHILD WILL BE BORN
WITH A HARELIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.6

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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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: MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Custom

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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DANDELION BELIEF

AS CHILDREN IN MAMARONECK, NEW YORK, WE BELIEVED THAT IF YOU PICKED A DANDELION, YOU'D HAVE TO URINATE.

Submitter comment:

Learned in late 1940s.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector appear to be the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; NEW YORK ; MAMARONECK

Keyword(s): COLOR ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

James Callow Keyword(s): PLANT WEED ; YELLOW COLOR ASSOCIATES WITH URINATION?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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BLACK TABOO

IF YOU EAT BLACK GRAPES OR BLACK FIGS THEN SOME SORT OF BAD LUCK WILL FOLLOW, SUCH AS BAD NEWS, OR YOU'LL DO SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL FEEL SORRY ABOUT LATER. HOWEVER, RED, WHITE, GREEN, AND BLUE GRAPES/FIGS ARE OK TO EAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO ; TOLD AT INFORMANT'S HOME ; 5583 South 4th St.

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC, COLOR

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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HANDS

THE INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT YOU SHOULDN'T WASTE TIME COUNTING
THE STARS. NOT ONLY IS IT AN INFINITE TASK BUT ALSO YOU ARE REWARDED
WITH STAR MARKS ON YOUR PALMS.

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-15-1967

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Food - Fixed Date

EAT ANYTHING THAT ROOTS (DIGS THEIR WAY INTO THE GROUND) LIKE
PIGS, ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, OR AS THE FIRST MEAL OF THE NEW YEAR.
NEVER EAT ANYTHING THAT SWIMS OR FLIES OR YOUR MONEY WILL DO THE
SAME. EAT NO FOWL OF ANY KIND.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant is grandmother of collector.

Where learned: informant's home

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
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 -- Bird
BELIEF -- Fish

Date learned: 11-10-1970

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CUSTOM-FIRST FOOTING

THE FIRST PERSON TO STEP FOOT IN YOUR HOUSE AFTER THE NEW YEAR
CANNOT DO SO EMPTY-HANDED. IF THEY DO IT MEANS THAT YOU AND YOUR
FAMILY WILL HAVE A LEAN YEAR. IF THEY BRING A GIFT, THEN YOU AND
YOUR FAMILY WILL HAVE A FAT YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; SYMBOLIC ACTION

Subject headings: 686 686.1
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.42

Date learned: 09-26-1965

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CUSTOM

WHEN INFORMANT WAS LITTLE, A FAMILY
CUSTOM AT NEW YEAR'S WAS TO BE SURE THAT
SOMEONE--THE FIRST PERSON INTO THE HOUSE AFTER
MIDNIGHT--BROUGHT WITH HIM SOME BREAD
AND A BOTTLE OF WINE TO INSURE A FULL
CUPBOARD DURING THE COMING YEAR. IF NO ONE
WAS GOING TO BE OUT LATE, THE PROVISIONS
WERE LEFT OUT ON THE KITCHEN TABLE UNTIL
MORNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): GIFTGIVING ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 686 686.1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 11-08-1967

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CLEANLINESS

IF YOU TAKE A BATH BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR, YOU WILL BE CLEAN
ALL YEAR. ( DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR THE SPIRIT WILL BE PURGED ).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions

Date learned: 03-01-1968

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NEVER THROW AWAY TRASH ON CHRISTMAS DAY. IF YOU DO YOU ARE
"THROWING OUT" YOUR LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT SHE REALLY DOES NOT BELIEVE IT ALTHOUGH SHE
SAVES HER TRASH UNTIL THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS. INFORMANT SAID THAT
THE PRACTICE DATES BACK TO HER CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions

Date learned: 11-12-1971

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OUR FAMILY DOCTOR HAS A LARGE BIRTH MARK ON THE SIDE OF HIS FACE.
IT WAS SAID THAT WHILE HIS MOTHER WAS PREGNANT WITH HIM THERE
WAS A FIRE AND HIS MOTHER RAISED HER HAND TO HER FACE. THIS
CAUSED THE BIRTH MARK ON HIS FACE IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE THE
MOTHER HAD TOUCHED HER FACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): MARKS BROUGHT ABOUT BY FEAR.

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

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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BAMBOO DIPPERS

PREGNANT JAPANESE WOMEN BELIEVE IN OFFERING A BAMBOO DIPPER TO
SHRINES. THE BOTTOMS ARE BROKEN THROUGH,
SYMBOLIZING AN EASY DELIVERY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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