LA SMARCHESATA

A VERY old spell of Italy, is called Smarchesata. “Il Marchese” is a nickname for the menstrual period and blood.
In the past the Marquis were the noblemen in charge of collecting taxes, usually one time a month then, the analogy with the women lunar cycle of power and rejuvenation.
In almost every country, women always used to give drops of menstrual blood in the coffee or food of their lovers or husband to bind them. It is pretty universal and common.
But in Italy, the traditional spell is used adding this magical and rare orchid root, hand shaped, called la Mano di Concordia.
It is a very ancient practice almost disappeared nowadays due to the difficult availability of the root.

Here, my lectors, a sample of an ancient world in extinction…
The last red drops of an Ancient Spring of Lore…
Real italian witchcraft!

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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