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Child born with a hood....?

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: Child born with a hood....?
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 19:41:00 GMT

Mei-Ling wrote:
>   I was told by an elderly chinese woman, that my third child (I'm 
> stlll single, no children), would be a girl born with a "hood".
> I know what this means for chinese, my daughter will be a "seer".  
> Does anyone have any more information on this subect?  Should'nt a 
> Midwife lift the hood, instead of a doctor?  Too many questions.  
> Anybody? Mei

In almost all parts of the world, no matter what the culture or religion
of the people, it is said that a child born with a veil (hood, caul,
amniotic sac over the face) has the gift of second sight or seership. 

Doctors do not pay attention to these things, so if a child is born with
a veil, and you wish to preserve it, it is important to tell the doctor
or midwife in advance about your interest in the matter. Most will
comply with you. 

In addition, in England it is said that a child born with a caul cannot
die at sea, so many such male children became sailors. In the days of
the great British saiing empire, the midwife would dry and preserve the
scrap of smniotic sac of any by born with a caul and it would be kept in
a small bo, which the young man could carry to sea with him as a
talisman against drwning. There was even a trade in the sale of such
cauls, as not eveyone born with one wished to become a sailor, and some
sailors wished to buy them to secure safety at sea.

cat yronwode 

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