Saturday, June 23, 2012
St. John's Water
St. John's Water is water that is gathered from a river on St. John's Day, June 24th. The water must be gathered while praying and it is to be bottled in a clean bottle which is then kept in one's home. The bottle is then used to keep away the law, bill collectors, and enemies by positioning the bottle so that the opening of the bottle points to the door. St. John the Baptist can be called upon to keep off the law, enemies, and unwanted people. If such people should pay a visit, the bottle should be rolled with one's feet toward the door and then back to it's original location. The water should be emptied an refilled every St. John's Day in order to continue working. The use of St. John's water was recorded by Harry Middleton Hyatt from an elderly Algiers worker.