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From: "roland elliott" <>
Subject: Re: "The Sight"
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 16:25:18 -0800

Shaman types existed in all cultures they were people ,male or female who
could tell the future and the past and had a "sixth"sense about
things,Weather,Caves,People,Water,Seasons,etc they logged by
marks,knots,knicks,writing events!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wizard of the Woods
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From: Carl Backers <>
To: Nancy F. Skidmore <>
Cc: <>
Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 16 16
Subject: Re: "The Sight"

>Nancy F. Skidmore wrote:
>> Hi all:
>> Could someone please explain to me what "The Sight" or "Second Sight" is
>> and how it was used in ever day life by our ancestors. All ideas welcome
>> if you don't wish to post to the list please send to me privately at
>> Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated
>> Nancy Gregory Skidmore searching for:
>> Gregory - McGregor - Russell - Rawlins - Decker - Bell mostly from Wayne
>> County Ky.
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>THE SIGHT or SECOND SIGHT is referred to as being psychic. All of us
>have the potential and have to develop it while others come by it
>naturally. "Having the sight" means the person has knowledge of what has
>happened, what is about to happen. Some view it as a gift which it was
>meant to be while others consider it to be a curse because they do not
>want to know these things. In Spanish cultures (maybe other cultures as
>well) they believe the seventh child born in a family to have THE
>SIGHT. Also, they believe that a child born with a "caul" over their
>face will have SECOND SIGHT. A caul is a thin membrane that covers the
>face of a baby when it is born. It has to be removed quickly by the
>doctor or midwife so that the baby will not suffocate. My mother who
>was part Spanish was born in South America in Ecuador. She was a
>seventh child of a seventh child born with a caul over her face so the
>Folks down there were convinced that she had THE SIGHT but she didn't
>and used to tell me from time to time until her death that I had
>inherited it. That is why I have been so interested on the subject.
>Connie Backers, No. Cali.

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