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To believe in miracles, spells

and charms, in dreams

believe in the supernatural.
The foundation of
To believe in spite of evidence or without
superstition is ignorance,
thesuperstructure is faith and
the dome is a vain hope.
To account for one mystery by
Superstitionis the child of
ignorance and the mother of
To believe that the world is
governed by chance or caprice.
nearly every brain is found some
To put thought, intention and
cloud of superstition.
A woman
drops a cloth with which she is
design back of nature.
washing dishes, andshe
Most people
will admit
there is no
To disregard the true relation
possible connectionbetween
dropping the
between cause and effect.
cloth and the coming of visitors. The
fallingcloth could not have put the visit desire
To believe that mind created and
in the minds of peoplenot present, and how
controls matter.
could the cloth produce the desire to visitthe
particular person who dropped it? There is no
To believe in force apart from
possibleconnection between the dropping of
substance, or in substanceapart
the cloth and the anticipatedeffects.
A man
catches a glimpse of the new moon over his
from force.
leftshoulder, and he says: "This is bad luck."

-Edmund Burke

Superstition is to religion what

astrology is to astronomy :the
mad daughter of a wise mother.

A belief which leaves no place

for doubt is not a belief ,it is a


-Jose Bergamin

-A bird in the house is a sign of a death. -If the left eye twitches
there will soon be a
-If a robin flies into a room
death in the family.
through a window, death will
-If a dead person's eyes
shortly follow.
are left open, he'll find
-If a clock which has not been
someone to take with
working suddenly chimes, there
will be a death in the family
-You will have bad luck if you
do not stop the clock in the
room where someone dies.
-If 13 people sit down
-If you dream of death it's a
at a table to eat, one of
sign of a birth, if you dream
them will die before
of birth, it's a sign of death.
the year is over.
-If you touch a loved one
who has died, you won't
have dreams about them

-Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist
the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will
marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.
-An apple a day
Keeps the doctor away.
-If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you
will also know how many children you will have.
-To predict the sex of a baby: Suspend a wedding band held by a piece
of thread over the palm of the pregnant girl. If the ring swings in an
oval or circular motion the baby will be a girl. If the ring swings in a
straight line the baby will be a boy.

-A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams.Any ship that sails
on Friday will have bad luck.You should never start a trip on Friday
or you will meet misfortune.Never start to make a garment on
Friday unless you can finish it the same day.

-If you drop scissors, it means your lover is

being unfaithful to you.
-Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there
will be a murder in the house.It's bad luck to open an
umbrella inside the house, especially if you put it over
your head.
-If a woman sees a robin flying overhead on Valentine's
Day, it means she will marry a sailor. If she sees a
sparrow, she will marry a poor man and be very happy. If
she sees a goldfinch, she will marry a millionaire.

-To break a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. The

cure: to bury the pieces, or run them in a stream.The
seventh son of a seventh son has magic powers,
according to Irish folklore, but is a vampire in
Romanian legend.

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