The Society: Folklore: (Magic Folklore )

Folk magic is the magic of the common people, usually without elaborate ritual or preparation. It is found in children's rhymes: "Rain, rain, go away...", in casual acts such as throwing a pinch of spilled salt over the shoulder, and in gestures such as burying iron under the hearth of a new home. It is neither religion nor superstition, but a belief that the energy flowing through people and natural objects can cause positive change. Magic Folklore Society.