Those who believe in spellcraft state that an onion, laundry bluing, a dirt dauber's nest and cayenne pepper can be used to cause confusion, while a chant can be used to cause someone to have bad luck for one day. Curses may be chosen based on the intended results.Know More
To cause confusion or to make someone feel mentally incapacitated, cut the root end off of a red onion and hollow out the center. Make a name paper for the intended victim by writing the person's legal name three, six or nine times, and then write the intended effect of the curse upside-down over the person's name. Write the general intentions in a circle around the person's name, and then fold the paper to insert it into the hollow onion.
Add a small amount of laundry bluing, a pinch of cayenne pepper and a pinch of powdered dirt dauber's nest on top of the paper. Place the root end back on the onion and tie it closed, if necessary. Bury the onion with the rest of the powdered dirt dauber's nest to cause mental confusion to an enemy.
A chant to cause someone to have bad luck for a day is, "Misfortune all day, misfortune all night. Bring bad luck to this person, but only for a mite. Mote it be." Say the chant while in the same room as the intended victim, but speak in a whisper to ensure the victim cannot hear the curse. This type of curse is not intended to physically harm the victim.Learn more about Superstition
Several different reasons exist for the superstition that the number 13 brings bad luck, such as the fact that 13 people sat down at the Last Supper, shortly before the crucifixion of Jesus. The Norse legends included a story about 12 gods sitting at a banquet when Loki, the uninvited god, showed up to make it 13, a debacle that led to a huge battle. Numerologists view the number 12 as the sign of completion and perfection, so adding to it only causes trouble.Full Answer >
A black crow superstition is that if it lands atop a home's roof, the inhabitants will suffer bad luck or face death. This superstition has existed for over a century.Full Answer >
Peacock feathers are seen as bad luck in Eastern Europe due to the fact that they were worn by the Mongol warriors who invaded those lands in the 13th century. Due to peacock feathers' multiple eyes, they are also considered to be a seer of everything, and for this reason are believed to be bad luck and are not allowed inside homes.Full Answer >
The origins of the "curse of Macbeth" are shrouded in mystery, but the most commonly cited reason for the curse is the belief that Shakespeare used authentic witches' curses in the text, thereby investing it with bad luck. Believers point to a long and semi-apocryphal list of accidents as evidence.Full Answer >