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- June 30, 2017 at 8:19 am #347331
Mysterious healers from the eastern Poland: Who are Szeptuchy?
The local healers, women who knew the remarkable powers of herbs, the mysterious chants. In Poland common in the area of Podlasie (Podlachia). Sometimes called the witches or szeptunki. Szeptuchy are like artifacts of ancient wisdom, based on the folklore beliefs.June 30, 2017 at 8:19 am #438947
> In Poland common in the area of Podlasie (Podlachia) – eastern Poland. Many szeptuchy are mostly the Orthodox Christians.
Szeptuchy (whisperers) are common to Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian cultures. In the past grandmothers whispered on new moon to heal warts in children.June 30, 2017 at 8:53 am #438952
I only met one woman offering unconventional medical services, but she wasn’t a szeptunka and she was from Siedlce. And she wasn’t talking with angels and Jesus for sure. So it’s quite irrelevant to the topic.
I’m guessing there are not many of those szeptunka ladies in Poland anymore.June 30, 2017 at 8:59 am #438953
Sounds similar to our bayachi/bayachki, which are nowadays synonymous with the vrachki and other such… healers.
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