This mythical flower appears on the nights of summer solstice and winter solstice, the two transitional nights of the year when the power of the Sun is on its decisive stages.
The legends say that only the fern that grows in the most secluded parts of the forests can bloom with the magickal flower, and sometimes with a magickal fruit as well. It has to be a place far away from the human settlements, where no dog barking, rooster crowing or people talking could be heard. Moreover, most of the descriptions say that the fern flower blooms specifically in uroczyska, a term in the Polish language that describes places in the wild generally connected with magick or with old pre-Christian places of cult.
The fern gives birth to the flower around midnight, and a loud sound described as a crack, a bang, or a thunder follows its birth. The flower shines with a golden, purple or blue glow. It is extremely delicate: blooms only shortly, and dies before the dawn, or lives only less than an hour.
According to the Polish folk legends a person who manages to find the flower will be filled with exceptional supernatural wisdom that would bring happiness to their life, or will be given a great wealth and power. Finding the flower is tricky, not only because of its secluded location. The birth of the Fern Flower is awaited by many mythological creatures from the Polish folklore who are particularly active on the nights of solstices. It could be guarded for example by witches or creatures like bies or czart who would be looking for the power-giving flower as well or just protecting it from the humans’ greed. The passer-byes are intimidated by scary noises or demon laughter.
Amber amulets were worn as protection from diseases and against being killed in a battle. People believed that amber “pulled out” a disease from the body and “attracted” good luck – in the same way as it attracts small objects if you slightly rub it. It was believed that amber adornments averted misfortune, kept its owner safe from black magic, cast out devils, guarded one from the evil eye, brought luck in love, and made it’s owner stronger and cleverer. An amber necklace was placed on children to prevent kidnapping as it extends general protection to the wearer, especially children. Beaded amber necklaces are still a traditional gift for a child.
As amber is often harvested from the sea it is also associated with fertility, life and catharsis. It is alleged to relieve depression, anxiety, and promotes joy. In Latvia, bands of amber rings were used in wedding ceremonies to ensure an eternal bond. Today, amber represents renewed fidelity in marriage.
Some believed that eagles would place pieces of amber in their nests to protect them from snakes. Lumps of amber were blessed in church on the Epiphany and then used as incense. On Midsummer’s Night on the 23/24 of June (which is the shortest night of the year), and thought to have extraordinary activity of evil forces, people incensed their houses and cow-sheds to cast out evil spirits and so that witches would not harm their livestock.
In present day, medicines containing Succinic Acid have been manufactured and patented, especially in the USA and Russia. Of particular value are pharmaceuticals preventing the aging of human cells, which use succinic acid as an inhibitor (an agent slowing down or totally stopping the loss of) of potassim ions and an antioxidant. Therefore, the acid may be called a scientifically described, modern elixir of youth. Succinic acid is also a valuable product for sportspeople. It is not a stimulant improving one’s effort on a single event basis, but rather a stimulator of a balanced, comprehensive development. Dr. Veniamin Khazanov of the RAS’ Institute of Pharmacology at the Tomsk Scientific Center wrote: “For aged people, succinic acid has proved to be indispensable. It is capable of restoring the energy balance at the cellular level, which is often upset as the years go by, and helps the patient regain his youthful energy.” He says also that it has proven the equal or better of many commercial drugs and is significantly less expensive. Further, research at the University of Hamburg, Germany confirms the safe and positive effects of succinic and fumaric acids in cellular metabolism.
Natural Baltic Amber has unique properties unlike any other amber in the world because it contains Succinic Acid which is a is a bio-stimulant and has been used for ages to promote healing.
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