Superstition

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    Nov 19, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    Not sure if this has been posted before.

    Anyone out there have any? Maybe some rarely heard of. Along the lines of holding your breath in a tunnel.
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    Nov 19, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
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    Nov 19, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    VirgoTN saidNot sure if this has been posted before.

    Anyone out there have any? Maybe some rarely heard of. Along the lines of holding your breath in a tunnel.


    I would call that OCD instead of a superstition.
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    Nov 19, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    We have tons... like putting a bag on the floor means losing money
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    Nov 19, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Put the toilet seat lid down so that it is closed, if you don't all the luck will go down the toilet. My mom always gets me on that when I go to visit her.
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    Nov 19, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Take any Red object(a Chapstick, a handkerchief, a lighter, anything), and tuck it in your left pocket of whatever you're wearing.
    Keeps evil spirits and danger away.
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    Nov 19, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    I have the toilet seat one... dont have the red object thing.. but I DO know to increase luck on anything, make it a red one... red wallet, red front door... and red candles for altars and stuff... red wedding dresses in hinduism etc etc

    Just a FEW others:

    I cant give people sharp objects or clocks.. that brings them bad luck.... they have to buy it from me symbolically by giving me a coin if I give them one of those... sometimes this may even include black or white things..those are the colours of death

    and I cant give somebody an empty wallet or bag or purse, that makes them poor.. I MUST put in a coin to represent wealth and prosperity for them

    A cross over a door chases evil away,

    Aloe plants on the left of the door absorb evil if it does arrive

    Close the curtains at night to prevent ghosts from looking in

    Do not throw anything out after twelve midnight, and keep the doors closed from that point on

    Do not keep sea shells in the house.. they belong to the sea and must only be kept outside

    A firefly flying at your house means travel or a visitor

    A skull-painted moth in the house means a death in two weeks

    Never sleep with your feet directed towards the door... thats how the dead are carried out

    Never sleep with the head directed north.. the magnetism of the planet wil interfere with your body field (Ive tested this with friends and we find it to be true)

    Thats enough lol

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    Nov 19, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    lol more then u know. jock related i always tape my fingers for a game the same way. my right hand first with the pointer finger first then so on lol lol. i always put my left cleat on first also, and the final one is i have to always touch the grass of the field i am playing on.
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    Nov 19, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    Mixleanmachine saidPut the toilet seat lid down so that it is closed, if you don't all the luck will go down the toilet. My mom always gets me on that when I go to visit her.


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    Nov 19, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    I always try to wear nice socks and nice underwear on important days. Hmm, and I tend to make up mental OCD things that I must complete (e.g. flip the pen X times without dropping it), or I'm screwed for something important.
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    Nov 19, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    If you have a glass of water and it has bubbles on the sides of the glass you aren't supposed to drink it cause the bubbles are envy , keep a mirror at the entrence of your home to capture evil spirits
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    Upon removing the tallit after my bar mitzvah, I was pretty much done with ritual.
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    peter_cottontail saidIf you have a glass of water and it has bubbles on the sides of the glass you aren't supposed to drink it cause the bubbles are envy ,


    Wow, another one completely unknown to me
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    theantijock saidUpon removing the tallit after my bar mitzvah, I was pretty much done with ritual.


    Ritual is not superstitiion really.. I mean I can see they may be similar, but ritual is much more like ceremony or tradition, like a wedding recital, or lighting a christmas tree, or going to mass on sunday

    Superstition is more like of a constant effect that is believed in, like: if you spill salt that's bad luck, to ward it off, throw salt over your left shoulder... or use salt to ward off evil... or knock on wood if you say something you wish doesnt come true...

    I think a Jewish superstition may be the one where you sweep everything towards the middle of the room... in several other middle-eastern ones you must only enter the bathroom using the right foot...

    sheesh, I know entirely too many of these
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
    Well, I heard that you're not supposed to paint a boat any color of the sea, because the sea will claim it. But I only recently learned that bananas are forbidden on fishing boats. I happened to spend the night in a marina where lots of charter boats take tourists fishing. As the sun was coming up, the charter captains were going through all their customer's lunches and throwing the bananas on the dock. (Not in the water.) There must have been 20 or 30 bananas laying on the dock when we left.
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:22 AM GMT
    How bout putting a pair of open sheers under an infints crib to protect it from brujas, or wearing an ojo de venado to ward away mal de ojo
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:22 AM GMT
    There's a bunch that natives believe like:

    -if a bird flies into your window (house or car), that's a bad omen.
    -if a bird craps on you, that's good luck
    -if your right hand itches, you'll come into money!
    -if your left hand itches, you'll give some away.
    -if your upper eyelid twitches, you'll have good luck
    -if your lower eyelid twitches, you'll hear bad news
    -if your eyebrow twitches, you'll see someone you haven't seen in a long while

    that's a few...

    (actually, the bird crap one crosses cultural borders, so I can't really say it's just a native thing)
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Ritual is not superstitiion really.. I mean I can see they may be similar, but ritual is much more like ceremony or tradition,...


    I've not the need for the ritual of splitting that superstitious hair.

    The big difference I see in what you describe is that one split ends with the individual practice of something superstitious while the other split ends with the community practice of a ritual.

    What are so many rituals but institutionalized superstitions?

  • bmoney1

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    Nov 19, 2011 6:43 AM GMT
    I was never superstitious until last night. My best friend, who recently passed away, I think came back to visit me in a dream. Super strange how this happened two months to the day after his passing.
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    mindgarden said There must have been 20 or 30 bananas laying on the dock when we left.


    Oh, so that's why they call them slips.
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:45 AM GMT
    If your Left palm suddenly gets itchy, you'll be getting Money! icon_biggrin.gif
    (Lotto players seem to believe this!)
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    GreenHopper said
    Ritual is not superstitiion really.. I mean I can see they may be similar, but ritual is much more like ceremony or tradition,...


    I've not the need for the ritual of splitting that superstitious hair.

    The big difference I see in what you describe is that one split ends with the individual practice of something superstitious while the other split ends with the community practice of a ritual.

    What are so many rituals but institutionalized superstitions?


    Both are insitiutionalised really.. one is a belief .. a ritual is not really a belief, there is no superstition in a wedding ceremony... the superstition is more in, say, the catching of the bouquet.... the wedding ceremony is symbolic for the people who participate.. there is not really a belief that the wedding itself determines a future event, the wedding is the people's decision to hold a ceremony to celebrate something they enter into... whereas the catching of the bouquet supposedly indicates a future event
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidThere's a bunch that natives believe like:

    -if a bird flies into your window (house or car), that's a bad omen.
    -if a bird craps on you, that's good luck
    -if your right hand itches, you'll come into money!
    -if your left hand itches, you'll give some away.
    -if your upper eyelid twitches, you'll have good luck
    -if your lower eyelid twitches, you'll hear bad news
    -if your eyebrow twitches, you'll see someone you haven't seen in a long while

    that's a few...

    (actually, the bird crap one crosses cultural borders, so I can't really say it's just a native thing)


    natives where? In BC? Over here birds in the house are NOT bad luck though.. but I hear in Italy crap on you is good luck
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    wade_in_BC saidThere's a bunch that natives believe like:

    -if a bird flies into your window (house or car), that's a bad omen.
    -if a bird craps on you, that's good luck
    -if your right hand itches, you'll come into money!
    -if your left hand itches, you'll give some away.
    -if your upper eyelid twitches, you'll have good luck
    -if your lower eyelid twitches, you'll hear bad news
    -if your eyebrow twitches, you'll see someone you haven't seen in a long while

    that's a few...

    (actually, the bird crap one crosses cultural borders, so I can't really say it's just a native thing)


    natives where? In BC? Over here birds in the house are NOT bad luck though.. but I hear in Italy crap on you is good luck


    I would have to say from the prairies as that's where I'm originally from...I'm not sure what other native tribes believe as there are too many.
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    Nov 19, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    FML I almost decided to read this thread (got through the first 3 or 4 posts) and I'd believe it all and be paranoid for the rest of my life. Ones I have are ones I read on the internet like sneezing once means someone's talking good about you, twice bad about you, thrice loving you, more than thrice you're getting sick. In real life, I avoid going under ladders and walk sideways when I see a black cat go in front of my path.