Superstitions are rarely founded on fact, but occasionally there is something to what seems like an irrational belief. This visitor discovered that there is some truth to the stories about peacock feathers. Although Peacocks are honoured as good fortune and associated with royalty, glory and resurrection, their feathers can be unlucky… perhaps the peacock is such a regal and powerful totem, that it demands that even its feathers be honoured by leaving them in their natural environment.
I am writing is in regards to the superstitions about peacock feathers being kept indoors. I personally am a lover of peacocks, being such beautiful and protective creatures. I was so happy a few years ago when a friend of the family gave me a large bunch of peacock feathers. I was still in school at the time and was into lots of different types of superstitions, i.e. wicker, meditations, egyption oracles…etc. I dabbled in quite a few different things. I found my life to be average at that time… always found I had to strive harder than most to get where I knew I had to be. I was known to be clumsy, constantly late, and the bearer of general bad luck. Things never seemed to go right for me.
I read on the internet one day about peacock feathers and being the cause of bad luck when being kept in the house… I immediately realized that I had my peacock feathers kept in my bed room for quite a long time by this time. When I thought about it, my luck seemed to have diminished not long after receiving them from our friend. I quickly discarded them…though i was reluctant as I loved them so much, I knew they had to go.
All I can say about it, is it was a strange feeling when I walked back into my bedroom from throwing them in the trash outside. I felt a warm sensation and a feeling of being relaxed. When i sat on my bed things just felt ‘better’.
I noticed in the weeks that passed, I wasn’t being late for school, I was getting work done alot easier and my mind didn’t feel so crowded. I knew from this that it had to be true. The feathers were just holding things back for me. I tell you now, I don’t believe supersitions easily, hence why I have tried so many things. I find I need proof of something to be real… and this experience definitely proved it for me. I now warn people about keeping peacock feathers inside… though i tell them i had them in my room…which I’m not sure if it makes a difference. I just know from my experience, I will never keep peacock feathers again, instead i will simply enjoy their beauty where they belong…on their owner. Chantal :-)
And after his expereince with peacoco feathers, this visitor now doesn’t want ANY feathers in his home.
My family and myself are members of the national trust and English heretage, which looks after old and protected buildings and sites around England. Twenty or so years ago, my sister suffered from Crohns disease.S he went through hell and back and she died on the operating table twice over the years of constant operations. Nine years ago, my sister was having another major operation. We all went to the hospital chapel to pray and let out our emotions. We couldn’t understand why we were going through so many years of heartbreak and sadness. A couple of years before this last operation, we had also bought a large amount of peacock feathers from a stately home we had visited. We heard soon afterwards about the badluck that they brought.
When we arrived home from visiting my sister in hospital, I took it on myself, collected all the feathers and burnt them. Up to this day (touch wood), she has not suffered the way she did many years ago.
Two weeks ago, my mother was doing some house cleaning and found some other bird feathers “not sure which ones they were”. I immediately took them outside and destroyed them.
Last week , my sister was in a position to lose her job because of the current financial situation. Three days ago, she phoned us and told us that she has been promoted at a higher grade after being interviewed also:
My neice has found a better job than the one she was currently doing after being told that she was also going to be made redundant. IS THIS STRANGE ?
We will never have feathers of any kind in the house, as we have experienced for ourselves what bad luck they bring. P.P.