Popular Superstitions by Charles Platt PDF

By Charles Platt

ISBN-10: 1161370420

ISBN-13: 9781161370423

1925. approximately everyone seems to be kind of superstitious, however, ninety-nine folks out of 100 will stroll less than a ladder. the character and starting place of this and lots of different superstitions of way of life are defined during this booklet. Contents: what an odd factor is guy; cult of the horseshoe; numbers and dates; animals; plants, culmination and bushes; shades; ladies, little ones and garments; marriage; delivery and loss of life; fisherfolk, card avid gamers, actors and musicians; salt; sneezing; nursery rhymes and different oddments.

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White animals have always been held sacred—such as horses, of course, but also such unlikely creatures as Owls and Butterflies. In China, White is used for mourning, but it is not possible to say whether this is due to the fact that it is the sacred colour, or because it was supposed to make us invisible to evil spirits. It is probably the latter, as the Chinese are great believers in spirits, and heaps of them! In this connection, it is interesting to recall the old belief that a broad white ribbon, worn round the body, would prove a cure for rheumatism!

You should always pick up a pin, if you see one lying on the ground! This is another delightful bit of Eastern philosophy—it is better that you should bend your back for something useful rather than for nothing. It is a reversal of the Boy Scout idea of one good deed a day—in the East it is assumed that you cannot reasonably expect to get through the day without bending your back to some trouble or other, so they arrange matters as easily as they can for themselves! It is, of course, quite wrong to give a pin to anybody—it is your obvious duty to place it casually on the table; then if your friend happens by chance to pick it up and use it—well, no harm is done!

An important point to be remembered is that you should never mend a garment while wearing it— this brings great misfortune! It certainly suggests slovenly workmanship; and of course the possibility of pricking yourself and thus drawing blood. I remember seeing such a case when the few drops of drawn blood ruined a delicate blouse. So be careful! Women may be interested to know that if you can get hold of a Bride’s garter, and wear it, you will yourself soon be married. Another philosophical superstition runs that dirt will not come out of clothes in the dark!

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