Thursday, September 11, 2014
More Exquisite Conkers
My research tells me that conkers, besides being used to play games with, have been used for jewelry and for mojo in some voodou traditions. One process was to drill a hole in the conker and fill the hole with mercury. The end of the hole was them plugged some way, and the quicksilver-filler conker was added to a pacquet. All conkers have been used as good luck symbols. Conkers can be preserved by oiling them with human skin oil (your own). You simply rub the conker alongside your nose in the indentation between your cheek and your nose. In a few weeks your conker will be beautifully smooth and preserved. I am working on mine diligently. I chose the triplet as my lucky charm.