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#1 Nando

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:08 PM

This is probably just some undiagnosed psychological weird thing but I can’t find anything on it.

Since I was a child, I have hated metal. I hate to hold coins, I refuse to get piercings (my parents tried when I was 2 to peirce my eyes and I wailed until they gave up.) I hate to use silverware. (I only use chopstick or wooden spoon) I even hate the sound of metal windchimes. Teeth grinding hatred. Clothing with excess metal or dangling metal is disgusting to me.

I was just reminded of how not normal that is and was wondering if anyone knew any lore, or has any witchy theories on it.

Thanks!

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#2 Aurelian

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 07:52 PM

The only thing that springs to mind is the lore about babies being carted off by the Gentry and being switched with one of their own. A wee bit hard to believe, though, don't you think?
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 03:10 PM

I despise plastic, always have! However I have no problems with metal.
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#4 Gyreleaf

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:31 PM

Sounds like some form of metallophobia.
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#5 PapaGheny

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:17 PM

Yeah Aurelian you've got to watch out for the tricky folk.

 

Never can tell. Some folks just seem to have bad relationships with some materials.

 

I've also known a very few with something like an allergy to some metals. It'd give them a rash or infection from skin contact. I don't know much about it I think its tagged as a “hypersensitivity” or something on those lines.

 

Or maybe its just off putting. My sister even touches Styrofoam it hits her last nerve and makes her skin crawl. No end of fun growing up. A lot of folks can't deal with aluminum foil on their teeth or touching velvet. That's what I would think.


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#6 BlackbirdSong

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:31 AM

As a thought, I know there’s a thread on here that has some discussion about metal alone versus metal alongside other natural compounds etc. So for example, metal in soil versus a metal horseshoe. It was in relation to the fair folk. There seems to be a difference between the lore of iron influenced by man compared to that found in nature to what they can deal with. This seems similar to yours, though I’m not implying you’re a changeling Just interesting. Have you found this response to metal in a more natural form or only man made? Sometimes I think it can just be an aversion, but for fun, to look in a witchy way, it’s possible there’s a link to how that particular material holds energies and memories of those who touched it, or maybe the energy of the material itself.i know we see this a lot with types of crystals and gems, for me opal is soothing and empowering whereas I know some people hate it, but obsidian for me makes me feel flat and depressed. That varies with each different stone I encounter within those categories, but could it possibly be the way your own energies interact with that of the metals? It might be interesting to see if it differs between types of metals and if different ones bring out different emotions or feelings.
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#7 Onyx

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:05 PM

I refuse to get piercings (my parents tried when I was 2 to peirce my eyes and I wailed until they gave up.)


What the hell do you mean by piercing your eyes?

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#8 BlackbirdSong

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:11 AM

What the hell do you mean by piercing your eyes?

 

:lol:  I'm definitely hoping that was an autocorrect fail! 


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