Re: Mark on your palms?
- Carolyn wroteApparently it's normal for this group- what have we got- 800 people in the group, and I've gotten dozens of positive responses in the first day? I think I'll be able to confidently use this tip in my own readings. Maybe rather than a broom it should be described as a bunch of herbs hanging from the ceiling to dry? It was described as a variation on the "healers stigmata" which is 3-5 vertical lines between the mounts of apollo and mercury (the pads under the ring and pinky fingers). Not to distract from herbal stuff (love the tangent into lotion), if you are interested in similar discussions, there's the East Kingdom Soothsayer's Guild list on Yahoo too <email@example.com>
yes i have a broom under my ring finger. please tell me this is normal...... ..Oh, darn, I left the book upstairs- I'll let everyone know where I found it in another post.ArastormHolding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting someone else to die.
- Well, there is a guild in the East Kingdom. We do have to be careful,
the guild rules proscribe any use of soothsaying that might offend
anyone, so as you might imagine that gets pretty broad. We have one
Laurel level soothsayer- Mistress Arwen, who did a lot of researching
and displaying period methods of soothsaying- mostly with runes as
her persona was Norse.
It's the usual kind of dance of SCAers involved in learning skills of
trying to only bring up the period aspects of a subject that's
fascinating to you. While there's always been some form of divination
in any culture I've encountered, in many- and specifically the
Medieveal European ones, most forms of divination were frowned upon
by the ruling classes (when they weren't doing them themselves out of
Try checking out the guild yahoo group:
As you'll see there, we occasionally plan events and activities, try
to share research- especially when someone finds reference to period
There's also an Aethlemark guild and list but the list anyway is not
active. I expect guilds could be formed in most kingdoms, as long as
the participants were careful to make sure that it was done with an
historical focus. Sadly for the SCA, it's very hard to research
period techniques. Mostly what's easy to document is modern
techniques being created after SCA period ends!
I think I'll copy this to the SCA Herbalist list as some other
herbalists might also be interested.
On Jan 9, 2008, at 1:17 PM, R B wrote:
> Hi Virginia,
> A soothsayer?
> Pardon me, since I'm relatively new to the SCA, but
> what does a soothsayer do in the SCA?
> I'm in Atlantia (Barony of Highland Foorde to be
> precise) and I've never heard of soothsayers in the
> SCA, much less a whole guild of them.
> Please enlighten me! (I'm being serious.)
> Kalara "sometimes clueless" Zrinyi
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