Monday, March 25, 2013

A Parik-til

A Parik-til
A Parik-til is the Gypsy version of a medicine bag. 
To create a parik-til, a small drawstring pouch is made in the appropriate color for the intended purpose.
Into this goes various little objects: herbs, stones, feathers, sometimes a charm or piece of paper inscribed with a simple spell. This list is endless; it is only important that the objects seem sympathetic to your purpose.

Collect leaves and twigs of the oak tree, including a small acorn if available, the petals and/or seeds of the sunflower, a piece of cinnamon stick, three cloves, a stone that feels lucky for you, a horseshoe charm if you can find one - or a small picture or hand drawn symbol to represent a horse shoe, and a little trinket such as a bit of jewellry or a coin. Feel free to add anything else that seems relevant, or meaningful to you.
Tie the oak leaves and twigs with a bit of green yellow and orange thread. Put all the items into a drawstring bag. Perfume with an essential oil such as Myrrh, Benzoin, Cinnamon, or Patchouli, or dab with prosperity oil.
Hold the bag in your hands and feel the energy contained within.
Parik-til means blessing holder, the objects inside the bag are symbols of the blessings you are holding.
Take a few minutes to allow yourself to really feel it.

Adapted from: Gypsy Magic by Patrinella

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