Nearly every plant known to mankind has been used historically in some sort of spiritual or magical way, and the Fig is no exception. The Fig's most popular historical debut is in the book of Genesis. In the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve supposedly committed the very first sin of humanity and subsequently realized and became ashamed of their nakedness, it was the Fig's leaves they used to cover up. So naturally the act of hiding or covering up one's secrets that may be embarrassing or distasteful has become one of the Fig's prominent characteristics, as seen in many paintings and sculptures that make use of the Fig leaf to cover sexual organs.
Once a month, half the adult population of the world who aren't pregnant or menopausal lose blood. In ancient times it was noticed that a woman's monthly flow was the only time along with childbirth that blood was shed without wounding, and thus it was regarded as special .
Conjure and rootwork are two words most used to describe the traditions and practices of both Hoodoo and Voodoo. Both traditions are rich in their African American roots, and to the untrained eye it may be hard to notice the difference.
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