People believed that the only way one could heal a person that had a diseases just as a the plague was though some odd practices. Some thought and practiced if one had the disease the way to get rid of it was to drive a a nail in the ground at midnight, and walk backwards from the nail before the twelve o'clock bell strikes. "go by night alone to a crossroads, and just as he clock is striking midnight turn round three times and drive a large nail into the ground up to the head. Walk backwards from the nail before the clock has finished the twelfth stroke. The auge will leave you, but will got to the person next to step on the nail." 1 This points out he radial ideas people believed that would cure a disease. Also it shows use how desperate people were to find a way to get rid of diseases. This is just one of the many ways people tried to find a solution to getting better during sickness. Others kept with them crosses, and papers tied in knots to lure evil spirt out of them which they thought was causing sicknesses. As well as people had certain words or figures in a triangle or pyramid, which again is an attempt to drive out the evil spirt within them. "kind of a possession of an evil spirit; and that if was to be kept off with crossings, signs of zodiac,... [continues]
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