since the dawn of the written word people have made amulets and talismans from holy texts and in this sense a pinned toot is like a horseshoe you hang over a barn door

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@aparrish Many cultures believed that there are supernatural or magical powers in letters themselves. The Chinese had various combinations of characters and brush strokes, the Jewish mysticism is full of them, the ancient Nordic people had bind-runes, some Buddhists believe Sanskrit letters possess powers... etc etc

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