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The custom is thought to originate from Pagan times when trees were held in high esteem. People believed that ‘wood spirits’ inhabited the trees and woodlands. To touch a tree with respect is thought to indicate that the person was in search of protection from the particular wood spirit.
It is thought also that the action may be a result of the Christian belief in The Crucifixion. Christ was crucified on a cross made of wood and hence touching wood may now be a sign of this belief, and a sign of deep compassion and reverence for Christ’s resurrection. This would of course have no connection with the Pagan reasoning, but perhaps the action may be seen as result of two distinctive belief systems.
Superstition?… maybe… but the human brain doesn’t know the difference between a joke or being serious and whatever you program your brain to think it will create, so if you think you will get bad luck if you don’t touch some wood, it could possibly happen!
Touching wood still occurs but has developed through time to include touching any item made from wood and rarely includes a tree (although some woods are still viewed as sacred). Regarded today by many as only a superstition, it is somewhat of a mystery why the action still occurs for the majority of people. Perhaps this has to do with the action being viewed as a superstition with a desire not to break a custom, or a 20th-century conscience knowing the practice of boasting is frowned upon. Misfortune may occur after bragging or assuming that a successful outcome will result from a task, and hence the ritual of touching wood is used merely to salve the conscience rather than indicate any investment in a traditional belief
It is commonly thought that knocking on wood has been a superstitious action to ward off evil throughout history involving Pagan belief systems. The same reference claims that knocking on wood is also used in some form of Christianity, but in a different context, where the wood represents the cross, offers another explanation, where here the wood represents the rosary.
Another explanation for this practice is the pagan belief that spirits (dryads) lived in trees. By knocking on the wood of a tree while making some sort of a bold statement, the speaker could prevent the spirit from hearing him and stop the spirit from interfering or out of respect for the wood spirit, touching a tree indicated seeking protection from the particular spirit.
However historian Steve Roud finds no evidence in the British Isles for the earlier theories, suggesting that the superstitions have not been traced beyond children’s games of tag of the early nineteenth century. According to Roud, the earliest documented references to “touching wood” are from 1805 and 1828 and concern chasing games like “Tiggy-touch-wood”, where you are safe from being “tagged” if you “touch wood”, says Roud, “‘Tiggy-touch-wood” was an extremely well-known game, and it is more than likely that the phrase was passed into everyday language.
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In essence, you could imagine that an OrgoneIt Orgonite is like a form of energy polariser, converting negative, harmful energy into positive helpful energy.
The possibilities of protection, and healing outweigh the concept of negatives, those that don’t want it to be real.
When looking into such books as The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot, one has to wonder if we are indeed a singular entity, and have no connections to other vibrating atoms, or whether we are part of one giant whole, and with the scientifically proven concept of piezoelectric effect a known, the same concept is created within each and every Orgonite we create by hand.
The combination of the resin as it cures, and daily cycles help the Orgonite to convert negative energy into positive energy, to surround you and your families and homes!
…and if you don’t believe in the healing power of Orgonites, at least you will have a gorgeous ornament for around the home….