Unguent


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Unguent

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Unguent is an ointment or salve used for healing. Some used by Hedge Witches are no more than any fatty substance to which various powdered herbs have been added. A concoction made from mallow leaves steeped in vegetable shortening and then strained is an example of an unguent used for protection. Rubbed into the skin, this is supposed to keep all evil at bay and protect from harmful black magic.

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Drawing instead on Scripture, Fludd argued for a sympathetic power present in human blood that would draw like to like, even over vast distances; blood smeared on a sword would, once treated with the weapon salve, migrate to its original source, carrying the healing unguent with it, and effecting the cure.
The word that he uses, diaute, is absurdly technical: it is, it seems, an anti-inflammatory unguent -- and frequently applied to horses.
496) we are told that this item of materia medica, the best of which has a violent odor and was at that time apparently even available from captive animals in Amsterdam, can be made into an unguent that, when smeared on the groin and lower back, could excite the venereal act.
In ancient Egypt and many other cultures, the unguent derived from the gum resin was used cosmetically against ageing.
Dolly finds deep spirituality as an unguent to Rajkumer's inhumane, exploitative business ways.
They are to cast dice to decide who is to be the pace-setter (arbiter bibendi), precious unguent is to be provided for the hair, and a slave is to weave garlands of parsley or myrtle.
And it is this very co-implication of privilege and oppression in the politics of location, this very complication of identity, that provides the unguent to those burns students might otherwise suffer from the fire of postcolonial poetry and prose.
John the Evangelist with a jar of unguent in his hands?
562, is likely to be later in date than the first century AD--and that there may be some discrepancies in the weights and capacities given for similar unguent bottles, such as nos.
In the void between the triangle of figures, right in the middle, is what appears to be an unguent jar, which the Virgin takes with her right hand from the kneeling Magus.
For several minutes after my declarations of loyalty we sat facing each other in a pregnant silence broken only by the soft swishing of the punka wallahs and the occasional noise from the pot of unguent which the Head Masseuse was applying liberally to the Master's temples.