Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:04 AM
I was wondering, with graveyard dirt - does it have to come from a grave or can it come from the graveyard itself? Where I live, there are two cemeteries. One is Catholic and the other is old, I know my neighbour's mother is buried there, as is the father of a friend of my mum's. However, those aside (and I would not ask them if I could use dirt from their family members for magical workings because I know each of these people loved their respective parents a lot and felt their loss deeply), the rest I am unsure of as I've not been there before, I don't think anyone has been buried in this cemetery for about 15 years or so. The rest I would almost guarantee would be christian farmers (I live in the country in a tiny town) as most of the people outside of my little town are farmers and have been here for generation upon generation. I would be hesitant taking dirt from their graves which is why I was wondering if taking if from the cemetery itself and not necessarily a grave is fine.
"The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing." Severus Snape - HP and the Order of the Phoenix