Thursday, January 25, 2007

Do You Believe in Magic, Superstitions and Good Luck Charms ?

I do believe in good luck charms, superstitions and in a higher power....
So the Chicago Bears are going to the SUPER BOWL and I hear on the radio about all these superstitions and they really crack me up...but then it could be true !

According to the definition :
superstition, an irrational belief or practice resulting from ignorance or fear of the unknown. The validity of superstitions is based on belief in the power of magic and witchcraft and in such invisible forces as spirits and demons. A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that the devil could enter a person during that unguarded moment when that person was sneezing; this could be avoided if anyone present immediately appealed to the name of God. The tradition of saying “God bless you” when someone sneezes still remains today.

From Benedict Carey NEW YORK

Psychologists and anthropologists have typically turned to faith healers, tribal cultures or New Age spiritualists to study the underpinnings of belief in superstition or magical powers. Yet they could just as well have examined their own neighbors, lab assistants or even some fellow scientists. New research demonstrates that habits of so-called magical thinking — the belief, for instance, that wishing harm on a loathed colleague or relative might make him sick

For more here is the link

This is a great site to look for superstistions..

Wedding Superstitions

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