Curses are a delightfully sinister method of enacting retribution on one’s enemies. They are one of the most widely held occult beliefs in the world, and have appeared in different cultures across the ages. Though sometimes just a verbal condemnation, the majority are a form of sympathetic magic in which a symbolic action is done to an physical object that represents the victim. You can construct a doll out of candle wax, for example, making sure that it resembles the victim in every way, and then stomp on it repeatedly with your boot. Terrible things are sure to follow.
A sixteenth-century physician named Johann Wier wrote on this, stating that the most widely known symptoms of cursing was the “vomiting of bones, nails, needles, balls of wool, bunches of hair, and other things, some of which were so large that could not have passed through the throat by any natural means.” Wier claimed to have witnessed such phenomena himself during his studies, and he was a respected man of science, though his fondness for the purple-spotted mushrooms that grew outside his house might have also had something to do with it.
Curse methods (for evil revenge purposes only):
– Driving a nail into someone’s footprint
– Burying an egg on a person’s land
– Writing a curse on a lead tablet and placing it inside a tomb
– Throwing a wax figure of the person in a fire
– Pointing a spirit bone at someone
– Placing a billy goat in their path
– Leaving a few pennies on their doorstep