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Old 17.11.2012, 17:40
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Re: fire cutters, white witches and other strange customs

My tante Berthe was one of them. She was actually my grand-mother's sisters. She had a prayer for burns - I believe I've still got the copy she gave me Bertrand, if you are interested. I have no faith in any God so it would be wasted on me.

My brother burnt his foot to 3rd Degree by accidently pouring hot wax on his foot, when he was wearing nylon socks which melted into his skin - all his skin came off with the sock (we were heating wax to wax our skis and forgot about it - he panicked when he saw the whole thing was in flames, and flicked it off the cooker- it was awful). She came and said the prayer, and a few days later his foot was almost healed. He was playing ice-hockey as usual 2 weeks later. Don't ask me - but this is what happened. Can't tell you more?!
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I know one white witch, she works in Human Resources in my company. She is Swiss.
Sometimes, she makes people disappear from workplace, without a trace.
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Re: fire cutters, white witches and other strange customs

On a practical note, for minor burns, I can't recommend using fresh aloe vera highly enough. I had one aloe plant, now I've dozens of them, use them each time I burn myself in the kitchen - for these minor burns they're just fantastic. (If anyone visits Evian and wants to meet up for a drink and wants a plant, just remind me to bring one along, more than happy to give some away.)

On a belief note, I'm of the Christopher Hitchens school of belief in the supernatural. Rather than post a link to one of his talks on the subject, this one's quite good - once you get past the annoying bloke at the beginning with the guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=X5Fel1VKEN8
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I've heard of "Bone Wizards" in rural Serbia, supposedly then can re-align breaks in bones that normally would require surgery.
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I've heard of "Bone Wizards" in rural Serbia, supposedly then can re-align breaks in bones that normally would require surgery.
Dude, Serbian bone wizards usually break the normal, healthy bones.
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Dude, Serbian bone wizards usually break the normal, healthy bones.
That's why you have to get an appointment before the lunchtime rakija session.
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interesting. i googled this for more information and all i could come up with was this other thread from here Ordinary people with special powers -Swiss healers
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It seems to be part of the norm here. All my colleagues seem to know one and even my doctor told me that there was definitely something to them. It's ingrained in the culture. Do they exist in the German speaking part?
There into the early 20th Century used to be "Kräuter-Frauen", women who knew how to use herbs for medical purposes
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