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posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 06:12 PM
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This thread is for superstitions. Anybody have some old, family superstitions, or just post any superstitions.......




posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 06:33 PM
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I'm not really a very superstitious person. It's never bothered me walking under ladders or spilling salt , but years ago, I owned a book of superstitions and there was one that I read that for some reason stuck in my mind. It said that when you are walking next to someone and you get split up by a post or lampost, that you should say 'bread and butter' to prevent you from falling out with that person. Ever since reading that, I always utter the phrase in my head when it happens. I just can't stop myself as hard as I try.



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 11:18 PM
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after attending a funeral or visiting a graveyard, enter your house backwards... (basically so that you can see if any spirits are following you)

If you have an unwanted guest and you want them to leave, turn a broom upside down and leave near the doorway.

ummm..there's more, but my memory is shot for the moment.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 08:39 PM
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um...uh...ya kno the black cat one....spilling salt...throw salt over shoulder for good luck...rub buddha's belly for good luck...um....walking under ladders...ha this ones an old one...kinda long too so w/e

The begginings of halloween...

halloween was first called "Samhain" pronounced sow-in and was a Celtic day. well u would put out a bowl of food to appease the Spirits and keep them from entering ur house which is where we get the whole candy thing from on halloween. You'd also wear animal masks and costumes so the spirits wouldn't recognize u. Then christians were introduced to it and they dressed up as saints angels devils etc. to be disguised from spirits.hmmm i can't think of ne more



posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 05:37 PM
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halloween was first called "Samhain" pronounced sow-in and was a Celtic day. well u would put out a bowl of food to appease the Spirits and keep them from entering ur house which is where we get the whole candy thing from on halloween. You'd also wear animal masks and costumes so the spirits wouldn't recognize u. Then christians were introduced to it and they dressed up as saints angels devils etc. to be disguised from spirits.hmmm i can't think of ne more


Actually, it was first a pagan holiday (my sister happens to be one) and the christians tend to steal alot of holidays from them...like christmas, it was origianlly called Yule...but no one really knew the birth of Christ so to block out Pagans (aka Wiccans) from history they changed the name and pretty much stole the holiday...thanks alot Christians...:bash:



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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I once read about how alot of native american tribes thought a shooting star was a bad omen. And apparently it meant that someone you care about will die.

Personally, I prefer making a wish.



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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I always do the "knock on wood" thing.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Black crossing in front of you
Putting a needle in a curtain to keep the witches out
Breking a mirror is seven years bad luck
A screech owl outside your house at night means a death in the family



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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I do the whole counting magpies thing and salute to a solitary one

I see so many of the little blighters that i figure it can't hurt





One for Sorrow

Count the magpies to tell the future:

One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret
Never to be told

There are many different versions of this rhyme, some of them going as high as 20 magpies. In North America, where magpies are not as common, the counting rhyme is also used for crows. One thing all the rhymes seem to agree on, though, is that one magpie on its own is a sign of bad luck. There is no known reason for this superstition, but it is very common. There are various things you can do if you meet a single magpie in order to ward off the bad luck. These include taking your hat off and making the sign of the cross, spitting three times over your shoulder, and saluting the magpie with 'Hello Mr Magpie, How's your lady wife today?'.



www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by ghostdog007
This thread is for superstitions. Anybody have some old, family superstitions, or just post any superstitions.......


There is one thing I could tell you though about superstitions.
Superstitions are real if you believe in them. If you do not believe in them, they are nothing but nonsense.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by Hiaku_heather22


halloween was first called "Samhain" pronounced sow-in and was a Celtic day. well u would put out a bowl of food to appease the Spirits and keep them from entering ur house which is where we get the whole candy thing from on halloween. You'd also wear animal masks and costumes so the spirits wouldn't recognize u. Then christians were introduced to it and they dressed up as saints angels devils etc. to be disguised from spirits.hmmm i can't think of ne more


Actually, it was first a pagan holiday (my sister happens to be one) and the christians tend to steal alot of holidays from them...like christmas, it was origianlly called Yule...but no one really knew the birth of Christ so to block out Pagans (aka Wiccans) from history they changed the name and pretty much stole the holiday...thanks alot Christians...:bash:

celts were pagans my friend. pagan does not equal wiccan, even though wiccans are pagan. not all pagans are wiccan. i am not. and samhain was the end of the year celebration. it was a nebulous time when the veils between the worlds are thinnest. the costumes and food mentioned above are reasonably accurate. candles in the windows were so yer ancestors could find ye that night if they wished. not all spirits meant ye harm...



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Some superstitions I know, but have no idea where they come from

Putting new shoes on a table is bad luck.
Putting a hat on a bed is bad luck
When you leave a cemetery you have to shout really loudly to stop ghosts following you.

This is the oddest one and comes from my East End grandmother
When you see a funeral you have to hold your collar until you see a dog

If you see a Magpie you have to say "Good Morning Captain"

If you light a cigarette from a candle you kill a sailor



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:28 PM
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...if you plant a cedar tree, you're supposed to put a tin can in the hole or the cedar tree will die...

...if your cedar tree dies, someone in your family will die within a week...

...if you see three or more crows together, it means folks are talkin' about ya...

...if the palm of your hand itches, the last person you kissed wants to kiss ya again...

...if you throw up for months while you're pregnant, its a boy...

...if you look into a camera, it'll steal your soul...

...if you dont make your bed in the morning, you'll be disorganized all day...

...if you see an owl during the day, bad luck is coming...

...if you hear an owl, a storyteller is coming...

...seeing a hummingbird means a joyful day...

...seeing a hummingbird sit on a limb means someone is infactuated with you...




...edited for a couple good ones that came to me as soon as i hit reply, lmao...

...if you see a ring around the moon, it'll rain within three days...

...if you see cows sitting, a hard rain's gonna fall...

edit on 9/21/10 by Wyn Hawks because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 01:24 AM
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Well, there's the mirror superstition which is in this website below:
hubpages.com...



posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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If you cut your nails at night, you will not be with your parents.

If you wear your new shoes at night, bad luck will come.

If you whistle or play a flute at night, snakes will come to you.

If a funeral procession goes by, you must hide your thumb in a fist. This is because the Japanese word for thumb literally translates as "parent-finger" and hiding it is considered protection for your parent. If you don't, your parent will die.

If you catch a crow's eyes, something bad will happen.

If you stick your chopsticks straight up in your rice bowl, you mustn't eat it else you be killed.

If you go to a funeral, you should throw salt over yourself before entering your home. This is believed to be cleansing.

If your new shoes get wet on a rainy day, everytime you wear those shoes, it'll be a rainy day.

If you see a spider in the morning, it means good luck so you shouldn't kiil it, but if you see one at night, it means bad luck so you can kill it.

If you sleep soon after having meal, you will turn into a cow.

If you have a scratch, do not attend a cremation. It will make your scratch infected.

You should never sleep with your head in North position or you will have a short life (this is the way a body is laid out at funeral)

You should never write a person's name in red ink.

Pregnant woman should carry sharp objects all the time like pins, scissors according to chinese beliefs to keep evil spirit from taking away your unborn child.

When a dog all of sudden starts howling at night, that means ghosts are near.

When you smell the faint scent of Jasmine, it means that something "dirty" is near you. However if the scent is strong, it means that the "thing" is quite a distance away.

Refrain from taking photos of dark isolated places during the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Flush your toliet after every session: It's said that spirits feast upon the waste inside at night. It also encourages them to hang around.

Wash your feet when you reach home: So anything unclean will not follow you into your room.

Knock on your hotel room door when you check in: It is to inform spirits inside that somebody is coming to stay.

Do not comb your hair in the mirror or you will see ghost combing their hair.

Do not look into the mirror at midnight.

Do not tap another person's shoulders at night.

Do not answer or look back when your name is called in the night.

Do not whistle at night.....

Do not keep looking back when walking at night.

Do not bend down and look between your legs. You will see a ghost.

Do not sweep dirt out of the front entrance. It will make all your money go away.

Do not sweep at night. It is bad luck.

Do not clean the spider web at night. You will lose all your money.

Do not open an umbrella in the house. It will make you bald.

Do not eat candy that has dropped on the floor. It now belongs to the ghost.

Do not put valuable things away at night. The ghost will see and steal it.

Do not keep broken Buddha images in the house. It will cause your family to be separated.

Do not tell other people about your bad dream when you are eating. If you do it will come true.

Do not rock an empty cradle. Your child will become sick.

Do not throw anything onto the roof of the house. It is bad luck.

Do not tap a kid on his head. It will make him a bed wetter.

Do not enter a house through the _ Bad luck will come to that house.

Do not allow wedding guests break any plates or glasses. It will cause the couple to become separated.

Do not leave any leftover rice on the plate else your spouse would be very ugly.

Do not let a cat jump over a corpse, else the corpse would raise from the dead.





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