Yes, we are what we think.... our world
and the people around us behave the way we expect them to... While as a species, some beliefs are common to us all - (I think,
by now, most everyone on the planet believes the planet is round???), many core beliefs and attitudes, like our superstitions,
tend to be culturally-based. In fact our superstitions tend to define growth and evolution within our cultural frameworks.
Almost every culture is driven in some senses
by the superstitions and beliefs held by the group.
Our Superstitions say a lot about who we
are, how we feel and think about our world.
Superstition is also a good example of a
type of belief that you can choose not to "buy into". Those who choose to believe, find their world delivering what they expect....
and those who don't, are not affected....
- Cover your mouth when you yawn or you might let the devil
- Any relationship started on Friday the 13th is doomed
- Throw spilled salt over shoulder, or be attacked by evil
- Two people walking together should walk in line so paths
- The direction a ladybug flies will lead you to your ideal
- In ancient Ireland, if a traveler was to come upon a redheaded
woman he was to turn around and start his journey all over again or succumb to pangs
- Brooms bought in may sweep the family away
- Don't pour a drink underhand, it will cause the recipient
to pass out
- Don't show a baby it's own face in the mirror for the first
year of life, it will scare the soul out of the body.
- NEVER put your shoes on the bed, that means a death
in your family
- If a wild bird flies into your house
that means a sign of death
- When a hearse passes by, you are to raise
your feet and hold your breath and close your eyes. That will keep death away from your door.
- Do not give your partners the following items as gifts:
Shoes - Encourages them to walk
out of the relationship
Perfumes - Attracts a third party
that can break up the relationship
Bags - Encourages them to pack
and leave the relationship
Lots of us try to bring good luck into our
carrying a rabbit's foot in our pockets
bringing a stick
of coal to a friend's home, New Year's day
putting a penny in our shoe
carrying a piece of jade or tiger's eye