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Superstition around 13 predicted to slow car sales | Doubtful ...

Superstition around 13 predicted to slow car sales | Doubtful ... | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it
Some news and business outlets are predicting that triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) will have an effect on car sales next year. Are they overestimating.
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Skeptic » Doubtful News » Lightning kills an entire football team in Africa – Witchcraft suspected

Skeptic » Doubtful News » Lightning kills an entire football team in Africa – Witchcraft suspected | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it
Lightning kills an entire football team -The Independent.
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Popular African Myths and Legends

Popular African Myths and Legends | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it
Africa is such a large and culturally diverse continent that it would be a pity, if not a sacrilege, to travel here without having the faintest idea about...

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10 Strange Theater Superstitions! | Paranormal Encounters

"Theater Folk are a superstitious lot, and considering the amount of things that can (and do) go wrong in a performance, it’s not surprising that folklore has popped up giving an explanation to these occurrences. These myths go above and beyond walking under ladders and opening umbrellas inside (although those are adhered to as well!); these are specifically for those working in the arts. In this list I delve into the world of theater superstitions and try to provide the reasons for their existence."


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Real Estate Superstitions

Real Estate Superstitions | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it
We're taking a look at some of the irrational fears that can make buyers or renters assume the worst about a property.

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bold-design | Superstition

bold-design | Superstition | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it

Chocolate forms developed by Paris-based Bold Studio, and are made for sharing by breaking it with a friend before eating.


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Credit Sesame Infographic: Superstitions From Around the World

Credit Sesame Infographic: Superstitions From Around the World | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it

For most, Halloween is a day to dress up in a Halloween costume and take the kids trick-or-treating. But in may cultures around the world, ghostly superstitions are taken seriously enough to affect the way homes are built. 

 

This infographic done with Credit Sesame, looks at 11 of those beliefs.


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TRICKST3R: Beware of tricksters

TRICKST3R: Beware of tricksters | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it
The trickster is an alchemist, a magician, creating realities in the duality of time and illusion.
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Chupacabra

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An eerie myth of the Chupacabra has been in circulation for decades. The Mexicans claimed that the existence of the mysterious creature was in fact, true. The Chupacabra is believed to be evil, and feared by many Mexicans.
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Money Superstitions..

Money Superstitions.. | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it

Every culture has their fair share of superstitious beliefs, many of them attached to generating wealth or increasing one's luck with money.


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Friday 13th July - Superstition

Friday 13th July - Superstition | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it

Read about the meaning of the word superstition, and learn about why many people around the world are superstitious about the number 13 and Friday the 13th in particular.


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Japanese superstition

In Japan there are certain things one does not do because they are thought to cause bad luck. A few examples are:
The number four:
The number four is considered inauspicious because it is pronounced the same as the word for death (shi). Therefore, one should not make presents that consist of four pieces, etc. In some hotels and hospitals the room number four is skipped.
Stick chopsticks into the rice:
Do not stick your chopsicks into your food generally, but especially not into rice, because only at funerals, chopsticks are stuck into the rice which is put onto the altar.
Give food from chopstick to chopstick:....


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A Time for Reflection: Mirrors in Folklore and Superstition

A Time for Reflection: Mirrors in Folklore and Superstition | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it
Since mankind first saw its own reflection, we have been fascinated by surfaces that cast our image back to us. Possibly because of that fascination, there is an incredibly wide variety of superstitions, myths and urban legends surrounding mirrors specifically and reflective bodies in general.

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Opening the mind: where scepticism and superstition meet

Opening the mind: where scepticism and superstition meet | Superstitions, myths and mysticism | Scoop.it

Paradoxically perhaps, openness to experience thus encompasses a rather diverse set of characteristics, some of which would seem to support disbelief in religion, whereas others seem to support mystical and spiritual ideas.


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