The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Presents hundreds of alphabetized entries on topics related to superstition, from spells and charms to birth and death customs.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Presents hundreds of alphabetized entries on topics related to superstition, from spells and charms to birth and death customs.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Have you ever rubbed a frog on your freckles? Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world. Discover batty beliefs about baldness, beans, and the Bermuda Triangle, and peculiar practices regarding hiccups, hearses, and hunchbacks. From modern myths to centuries-old lore, The Encyclopedia of Superstitions offers a wealth of wonderfully weird beliefs on just about every topic you can imagine: Holidays Birth Death Weddings Colors Gemstones Trees Flowers Fairies Weather Numbers Animals Birds Insects Household Items Zodiac Signs Gambling The Human Body Food Praise: "[T]his reference makes for compulsive browsing."—Publishers Weekly

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The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Broken up into categories such as Animals, Astrology, Dreams, and Flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known.

The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Broken up into categories such as Animals, Astrology, Dreams, and Flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known. Many other subjects range from Clothing to Food to Marriage numbers.

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

"Knock on wood, God bless you, cross your fingers, how often do you say or hear one of these phrases?

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

"Knock on wood, God bless you, cross your fingers, how often do you say or hear one of these phrases? Have you ever stopped to think about their origin or wondered why performing a superstitious ritual to ward off bad luck has become a part of our everyday lives? Passed down through the ages, many of these superstitions are grounded in myth and old wives' tales, but each tells a story--bequeathing a record of the values of a bygone day and age. In this entertaining, light-hearted collection, SUPERSTITIONS explains the history of more than 1000 of the world's most common folklore beliefs." -- Back cover.

Encyclop dia of Superstitions Folklore and the Occult Sciences of the World

Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories.

Encyclop  dia of Superstitions  Folklore  and the Occult Sciences of the World

Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come. Edwin and Mona A. Radford were a British husband and wife writing team who published prolifically from the 1940s through 1970s.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

This classic and thoroughly delightful reference explores the origins of superstitions. You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come. Edwin and Mona A. Radford were a British husband and wife writing team who published prolifically from the 1940s through 1970s. They were known for their murder-mystery series of novels about the fictional Inspector Manson.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

This classic and thoroughly delightful reference explores the origins of superstitions. You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions 1949

With a Foreword by Sir John Hammerton.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions 1949

With a Foreword by Sir John Hammerton.

Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood


Encyclopaedia of Superstitions Folklore and the Occult Sciences of the World

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions  Folklore  and the Occult Sciences of the World

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions Folklore and the Occult Sciences of the World A Comprehensive Library of Human Belief and Practice in the Mysteries

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions  Folklore  and the Occult Sciences of the World  A Comprehensive Library of Human Belief and Practice in the Mysteries

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Wonderful World of Superstition Prophecy and Luck

Gathers anecdotes about predictions, prophecies, astrology, fortune-telling, luck, and dreams, and describes superstitions about people, places, animals, plants, and events

The Wonderful World of Superstition  Prophecy  and Luck

Gathers anecdotes about predictions, prophecies, astrology, fortune-telling, luck, and dreams, and describes superstitions about people, places, animals, plants, and events

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions A History of Superstition

Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions   A History of Superstition

The first book to deal with the history and source of complete superstitions which exist, or have existed among British people throughout the world. They are presented in encyclopaedic form, so that any individual superstition, or collective superstitions related to one particular subject, can be found under a specified heading. Some 2300 superstitions are listed in a work of over 230,000 words. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances

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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances

For all those who might like to believe that drug use has been relegated to the suburban rec rooms and ghetto crack houses of the late twentieth century, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances offers shocking, yet thoroughly enlightening evidence to the contrary. In fact, from Neolithic man to Queen Victoria, humans have abused all sorts of drugs in the name of religion, tradition, and recreation, including such "controlled substances" as chocolate, lettuce, and toads. From glue-sniffing to LSD to kava, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances provides the first reliable, comprehensive exploration of this fascinating and controversial topic. With over one hundred entries, acclaimed author Richard Rudgley covers not only the chemical and botanical background of each substance, but its physiological and psychological effect on the user. Of particular value is Rudgley's emphasis on the historical and cultural role of these mind-altering substances. Impeccably researched and hugely entertaining, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances will appeal to anyone interested in one of the most misunderstood and yet also most widespread of human activities - the chemical quest for an altered state of consciousness.

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations.

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

Three authoritative yet accessible reference books covering the esoteric terms, concepts, and histories of magical practices and mystical thought. Dictionary of Mysticism offers concise definitions for more than 2,200 terms used in a number of mystical traditions and fields of study, including esoteric philosophy, occultism, psychical research, spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, and demonology. It also covers the studies of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Sufism, Lamaism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, and Cabbalism. Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a wide-ranging and authoritative reference book that explores the origins and influences of various superstitions from a number of cultural traditions. It contains enlightening information about charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies, and customs of birth, marriage, and death. In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. This A-to-Z reference book provides in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, and covers many notable wizards and demonographers.

A Dictionary of Superstitions

For example, the lucky horseshoe was protection against witches in the sixteenth century, andtouching wood may be a lingering memory of the veneration attached to the relics of the cross.Both informative and accessible, this dictionary is a ...

A Dictionary of Superstitions

If you've ever wanted the definitive answers on subjects such as black cats, magpies and spilt milk, look no further than this classic, critically acclaimed dictionary. Hundreds of superstitions and beliefs, including spells, cures, rituals, taboos, charms, and omens are covered, and illustrated by quotations that trace their development through the centuries. Subjects include advice on the signs to observe when getting married, the significance of animals, plants, stones, colours, food and drink, the elements and heavenly bodies, precautions to be taken after a death in the house, and many more. Superstitions are arranged alphabetically by subject, and fully cross referenced for easy browsing.

Superstitions

Though we may say we don’t believe in superstitions, they have an unmistakable power...and to be on the safe side, most of us secretly knock wood, don’t walk under ladders, and avoid opening that umbrella indoors.

Superstitions

If you’re about to get on a plane, what should you do--and avoid doing--to assure a safe flight? What does it mean if you see an ambulance zoom by? And is a black cat always unlucky? Though we may say we don’t believe in superstitions, they have an unmistakable power...and to be on the safe side, most of us secretly knock wood, don’t walk under ladders, and avoid opening that umbrella indoors. Broken up into categories such as animals, astrology, dreams, and flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known. Here’s just a few: * A dog hiding under a table means a storm is brewing. * To see an image of your future spouse, eat a whole salted herring in three mouthfuls, go to bed without a drink, and say nothing. * Scatter ashes over the roof of a house to protect it against lightning. * Bringing an axe into the home presages death. * When the aurora borealis--the colored lights that flash in the northern sky--appear, spirits are cavorting in heaven and a war is imminent. * Eating peanuts before an auto race brings bad luck. Among the many other subjects: clothing, days of the year, food, gemstones, herbs, hobbies,illness and medicine, marriage numbers, plants and trees, professions, and the weather.

Superstition

Discusses the meaning and causes of superstition, and offers a rational examination of astrology, fortune-telling, prophesies, spiritualism, and magic

Superstition

Discusses the meaning and causes of superstition, and offers a rational examination of astrology, fortune-telling, prophesies, spiritualism, and magic