Summary: We talk about dolls, toys, and games in magical folklore and practice, plus we share our monthly card readings and some listener lore as well!
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Play: Episode 210 – Playing with Magic
We’ve discussed toys and games in folk magic a few times before:
Episode 40 – Rhymes, Games, & Riddles
Special Episode – The Dumb Supper
Special Episode – Can Peter Play?
Special Episode – The Talking Board
We also mention the book The Dictionary of Superstitions, by Opie and Tatum.
We’ve had some questions about our cartomancy readings and meanings. Many of the playing card meanings are based on information found in Cory’s book 54 Devils: The Art and Folklore of Fortune-telling with Playing Cards (which will be getting an updated version soon). We also both like to use Rachel Pollack’s 78 Degrees of Wisdom for understanding tarot meanings, too.
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We did the marriage skipping divination as children in Scotland which is mentioned here https://www.toy-library.co.uk/skipping-rhymes but instead of doing the number of children we did the first letter of the name of the boy you would marry. This was taught to me in the playground.
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