posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by SonoftheSun
The Horseshoe superstition came from the Omega sign similarities I assume. I wonder if the sign the jews hung over their door may have been the Omega
sign. There is also an Omega like pattern in the brain of artists and musicians and it was very evident in Einsteins brain.
A broken mirror set out a bunch of splinters that may have caused many years of glass slivers in fingers and feet. The old brooms would not pick up
glass slivers easily, and there were no vacuums.
Knocking on wood was done to awaken the protective powers of the gods, various woods being considered sacred in the past.
For spilling salt, considered to be a precious and expensive thing in the past, you were required to throw a pinch over the shoulder. This made you
understand that not watching what you do can lead to more waste.
Walking under a ladder is not wise, I spent a lot of time working construction. Been hit by drills, hammers, screwdrivers, and a bucket of paint and
This is just four of many examples I have encountered. This superstition is meant to make people aware to take stuff off of ladders that can be
dangerous and to look up when going under.
The Black cat thing was probably from St Christmastine (I think that was his name) who was a doctor during some great plague in Europe. Kids used to
tie up cats to keep him from coming to their house to bring their loved ones to the afterlife. I suppose he untied the cat and skipped those houses
thinking the people were all nuts, not crossing the path of the cat. He may have been an undertaker also, he did appear to have nurses with him
during his travels. Perception of the kids may have formed this superstition.
There are reasons for many of these superstitions from the past. Maybe we have been told they have no merit. Using common sense all these can be
explained with some research. Maybe the reasons are old and are not applicable today either.
Do I believe in superstition? That is like saying do I believe in Philosophy. Yes, it all has some basis for being. Precedence is the reason for
many Superstitions that were formed. Precedence is a viable part of reasoning.