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Re: Witch Balls
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2013, 03:19:48 pm »
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A new name? Whyever would they need that.

We have several witch balls. My wife really likes my balls, but I wonder if I should worry that she gravitates toward blue balls...

I'm extremely relieved.  Every time this thread shows up in the "New Posts" list I giggle like an idiot.  I knew I couldn't be the only one!

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ETA:  I also keep thinking of a vendor at a witch burning running around shouting "Witch Balls!  Get yer red hot Witch Balls!"  Something's probably really wrong with me.
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Re: Witch Balls
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2013, 06:01:48 pm »
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I'm extremely relieved.  Every time this thread shows up in the "New Posts" list I giggle like an idiot.  I knew I couldn't be the only one!

Brina

ETA:  I also keep thinking of a vendor at a witch burning running around shouting "Witch Balls!  Get yer red hot Witch Balls!"  Something's probably really wrong with me.

 
Just so you know, I actually crossed my legs and really winced when I read that last bit........

Maybe this is why it is explicitly stated on the Gwyddon public site that we are not witches. No one can burn our balls that way!
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Re: Witch Balls
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2013, 11:57:05 pm »
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Just so you know, I actually crossed my legs and really winced when I read that last bit........

Maybe this is why it is explicitly stated on the Gwyddon public site that we are not witches. No one can burn our balls that way!

 
HAH!! XD i like where this topic is going

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Re: Witch Balls
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013, 05:47:17 pm »
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Hopefully I used the right term. All I know is that they are gorgeous glass balls. Can someone enlighten me on their purpose and origin?

Thanks!

Some nice pictures of old ones at the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft

http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/displayrecord_mow.php?ObjectNumber=939
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Re: Witch Balls
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2013, 07:24:08 pm »
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Some nice pictures of old ones at the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft

http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/displayrecord_mow.php?ObjectNumber=939

 
I've actually been on several sites that sell witch balls and their priced pretty good. Of course the main reason that I love these sites is that they say that their not made in China. Finally, something not mass produced by another country.

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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2013, 10:57:12 am »
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Hopefully I used the right term. All I know is that they are gorgeous glass balls. Can someone enlighten me on their purpose and origin?

Thanks!

 My take on witches' balls - I use plastic spheres that open in half, fill them with protective herbs and stones (snowflake obsidian), salt et cetera and hangt them in the windows in my house. Traditionally, they were indeed glass but I do find them rather pricey. You can buy the plastic ones in hobby shops, or even in the regular ones around Christmas time.

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Re: Witch Balls
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2013, 02:22:32 pm »
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I have one kicking around that my dad gave me, but it's not mirrored or silvered - it's green glass with these sort of strands of glass inside? Like this. I remember the card that came with it said evil spirits or whatever were supposed to get caught inside it, in the strand looking stuff.

I never hung the darn thing up because it's sort of heavy and all my windows always sucked.

 
I've got one similar hanging above my bed that I got from my first trip to Salem. The history I've heard is that fishermen originally used them to hold up the nets in the water, since they're hollow and they float, and to ward off the bad luck of not catching anything. Then they evolved into being hung in windows to catch and trap bad/evil spirits, not unlike a dreamcatcher. Every year or so I'll take it down to the waterfall by my house and let it float on the water for a bit to cleanse it of bad energies.
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