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    What yes what is the "name ?phrase" for turning the teapot Left 3 times and to the Right 3 times before pouring.

    I'm sure I read it in a book years ago. "The Alphabet of Light and Dark" by Danielle Wood. A very good read.

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    I guess in Australia you'd have to do it right three times, then left three times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scurlogue View Post
    I guess in Australia you'd have to do it right three times, then left three times.
    Yes you are spot on Scurloque.
    Found what I was looking for by re-ordered the book from the library. The teapot was turned 3 times clockwise and three times Widdershins a term meaning counterclockwise or against the sun.

    'Before clocks were commonplace, the terms "sunwise" and "deiseil" and even "doecil" from the Scottish Gaelic language and from the same root as the Latin "dexter" ("right") were used for clockwise. "Widdershins" or "withershins" (from Middle Low German "weddersinnes", "opposite course") was used for counterclockwise'.

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