So maybe its a little bit like taking coals to Newcastle - but we took poison rings loaded with edible glitter up the infusion center yesterday. Why a poison ring as a talisman for luck during a trip to the modern infusion center? Medicine, magic, and religion all were once intermingled in the ancient psyche - and ritual and magic are important in our family as part of the path we carve to create hope and healing.
Poison rings – alternately referred to as pillbox, compartment, locket or vessel rings – have been used since the 16th Century to carry poison or mementos. During the Middle Ages, they were often used to hide relics of saints, like bits of their hair, bone and teeth, which were thought to protect the wearer from various calamities and maladies.
And, of course, there was cake!!!