6 edition of If you were really superstitious found in the catalog.
Enumerates superstitions regarding the daily routine, body, food and drink, sports, love and kisses, friends and enemies, animals, money, and the weather.
|Statement||by Jane Sarnoff and Reynold Ruffins.|
|Contributions||Ruffins, Reynold, joint author.|
|LC Classifications||BF1775 .S33|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32 p. :|
|Number of Pages||32|
|LC Control Number||79025577|
If you believed in witches in the European Middle Ages, you were probably frightened of them a good deal of the time, since they were reputed to . How Superstitions Really Work twenty-eight college students were asked to make ten attempts to putt a golf ball. A pretest showed that more than 80 percent of them believed in good luck, so.
5: Farming Superstitions. Farmers and others have used the stars to predict the weather since ancient times. One superstition from England warns that there will be a poor harvest when the evening star is low in the sky, while the appearance of Sirius, or the Dog Star — one of the brightest stars in the sky — means drought is on the way [source: Dillon]. If you believe you're going to win because you're a beginner, you're more likely to remember all the times you were right — and forget the times you ended up in last place. Advertise
Superstitious is a horror novel by author R.L. Stine. This was the first adult novel by Stine, most famous for writing children's fiction such as the Goosebumps series. This book deals with Sara Morgan, who falls in love with Liam O’Connor. It was published on Septem by Grand Central Publishing in the United States. If you work 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday, chances are you eagerly look forward to the weekend. Yet, superstitions from all over the world paint a very different picture. Instead of getting excited as the week days pass by, you should be afraid very, very afraid. Or at least careful. Some of these superstitions are pretty interesting, but the overall message may be valid: weekends are more.
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If You Were Really Superstitious Hardcover – January 1, by Jane Sarnoff (Author)5/5(1). If you were really superstitious (Book, )  Get this from a library. If you were really superstitious. [Jane Sarnoff; Reynold Ruffins] -- Enumerates superstitions regarding the daily routine, body, food and drink, sports, love and kisses, friends and enemies, animals, money, and the weather.
Superstitious was okay it wasn't bad (and it fills the void time of my pretentious sociology class:P), but I didn't really like it very much.
I think R.L. Stine does better at writing middle-grade novels like the Goosebumps series than he does trying to write horror for adults, although to be fair, Superstitious does have its good moments from time to time/5.
I read the book back when I was a freashman in highschool (I'm a Senior now) and it was the fastest book I had read. I really couldn't put it down. Something in the book grabbed my attention and would not let it go, even long after I finished the book.
The beginning goes rather fast so it can get into the story line/5(68). And if you’re interested in superstitions and the paranormal, you might enjoy my supernatural romance novella, Wicked Garden. A handsome new neighbor and a haunted garden feature in this Southern gothic romance.
Whether you believe them or not, superstitions are still very present in everyday life. Just try to open an umbrella indoors without someone commenting on how it's super bad luck.
As it. Reply RB J at pm. Heard some of them, not all. Have you heard any not listed here. For instance, when we were growing up, according to our maternal Grandmother if a piece of silverware was dropped on the floor, it meant a visitor was coming; for a knife dropped, it was a man, for a fork dropped, it was a woman, for a spoon dropped, it was a baby.
This can be a creepy feeling, having the dead stare at you, and it was thought the dead might be eyeing someone to go with them. Coins were a practical item to weigh down the eyelids until rigor mortis set in -- coins being round and fit in the eye sockets as well as being relatively heavy.
4. Breaking a Mirror: Bad Luck Many superstitious people say breaking a mirror sets you up for 7 years of bad luck. That may be because 7 years is. 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. If you are spooked by Friday the 13th, you're likely not alone, as we humans are a superstitious lot.
Many superstitions stem from the same human trait that causes us. Religious books, including the Bible, have been used for superstitious purposes. A practice known as "bibliomancy"—divination by books—is used in many religions. The book is allowed to fall open and a passage is picked with closed eyes.
When you are superstitious, you will find yourself attributing your good luck or bad luck to those superstitions, rather than to what really happened and, by doing that, you reinforce your belief, even though that belief is unfounded.
You might fail where otherwise you would have succeeded. God did act (1 Kings ), showing the Israelites how foolish they were for their superstitious beliefs. Paul also dealt with superstition.
While teaching on Mars Hill, he pointed out a monument to "an unknown god." Years before, the people had been saved from calamity by a god they did not know, and built the altar in thanks.
The Pocket Guide To Superstitions is a book of historical research, the result of years of searching for examples of superstitions in every source we can think of. Wedding superstitions are a book in themselves. Evil spirits really hate that — to the extent that someone in the family might die.
so if you tapped it, you were acknowledging the spirit. Superstition is rife on college campuses too, a number of studies have shown. In one published instudents were asked to imagine they had three lottery tickets: One contained their.
You might be wondering if certain superstitious behaviors -- such as like counting the number of times you tap a ball -- are really a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). People with. Many actors, a famously superstitious lot, kept a rabbit's foot in their make up box.
Rabbit's feet were once used to apply makeup - but lingered as a performer's good-luck charm. Wrong Side of the Bed. We've all woken up on the "wrong side of the bed." Yet in the world of folklore and superstition, there really is a right and wrong way to. If you really think about it, you may find that your superstitious beliefs are actually causing you harm instead of bringing you luck.
X Research source Ask yourself if the anxiety you associate with following different superstitions is really bringing you any good energy.
Superstition If you step on a crack, you will break your mamma back, keep cats away from babies because they suck the breath of the child, and cross my heart and hope to die, cut my throat if I tell a lie are examples of some superstitions that people believe in. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, superstition is a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear.
You see, when a miner died in a colliery accident, his shoes were placed on the table as a sign of respect. Therefore, doing so when you aren't. The num black cats, breaking mirrors, or walking under ladders, may all be things you actively avoid – if you’re anything like the 25% of people in the US who consider themselves.