Mill Museum: Lucky “Nine Peas in a Pod”
This small and unassuming item was once part of a display in the Witches Mill Museum on the Isle of Mann. There were various displays of folk charms, curses and cures.
We feel that it is important to publicly archive some of the items that we own because they are withering with time. That said, there are also many people, who for various reasons, may be interested in these windows of Traditional Witchcraft history and specifically its relationship to Gerald Gardner.
The card is written by an unknown hand and states:
Lucky “Nine Peas in a Pod”,
Take out two peas and hide them on the mantel shelf, place pod with 7 over door and good luck will follow. A long absent unexpected friend will arrive, or may have some unexpected money, or the first man who passes under the doorway will be your husband.
London: Aug 1918.
We hope you enjoy this small perspective of an item once displayed at the Witches Mill.
More to follow…