Rosarium Blends is now offering these beautifully embossed ABRACADABRA Charms on parchment.
Abracadabra is an incantation and formula used as WORD OF POWER AND can be spoken, written, sung, or chanted. Historically it was believed to have healing powers when inscribed on an amulet in the form of an upside down triangle.
The first known mention of the incantation was in the 2nd century in a book called Liber Medicinalis by Serenus Sammonicus. The reference is in chapter 51 wherein malaria sufferers are advised to wear an amulet containing the word written as a triangle.
In the Middle Ages, many people believed wearing parchment amulets with the word “abracadabra” written in the form of an upside-down pyramid would cure a variety of ailments. It would also protect the wearer from bad luck. The word was written eleven times, dropping one letter each time. The idea was that as the word vanished, so would the illness, such as a fever.
Inscribed on parchment and worn around the neck for 9 days it was believed to protect from the great plague of London and other lethal diseases.After 9 days it is tossed in a moving stream of water flowing West to East if possible.
It is also worthy to mention that it matters which direction the triangle faces. Downwards helps rid oneself of evil and misfortune, and when facing upwards, it will bring good fortune.