Thursday, January 7, 2010

Zada Zadash Zadathan Abira

Gordon shares a magic formula:

"John Aburey, then a Fellow of the Royal Society, also recorded 'numerous' formulas for magic amulets, such as 'Write these characters + Zada + Zadash + Zadathan + Abira + in virgin paper, I believe parchment, carry it always with you, and no gun-shot can hurt you.'" —D. Michael Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1998, p 12.

Source cited by Quinn: Lawrence I. Conrad, et al., The Western Medical Tradition, 800 BC to AD 1800, Cambridge Univ Press, 1995, p 414.

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