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"CANDLES"= Often mark occasions of joy, even today, but our ancestors lighted candles believing they would ward off evil spirits and light their way to long, happy life with their God (NOTE: Candles were the only form of lighting so of course they suddenly removed darkness back then)
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"CRACKS"= How many of us have walked down a side walk and said "CRACK, CRACK DON'T STEP ON YOUR MOTHER'S BACK" when playing Hop- Scotch? The fear of stepping on a crack goes back to the old fear of letting the soul out of the square with the four corners symbol of balance and perfection.
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"DOVES"= White doves have represented peace and friendship way back into ancient times, this is why we see them released during the OLYMPICS. Doves are believed to be the form taken by Holy Spirit...
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"EARTHQUAKES"= Many people believe that the restlessness of domestic animals can tell when an earthquake is about to happen, this is especially true of cattle, Scientists now check the LOST and FOUND in newspapers to scan the activity of cats and dogs to help determine if this can be a prediction. Other's termed "SENSITIVES" have been known to have special perception that allows them to foretell coming events, including earthquake..
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"HORSESHOES"= The horseshoe is considered a super witch repellent because of it's shape being crescent and resembling the new moon. This crescent shape is feared also by "LITTLE PEOPLE" a.k.a. "GOBLINS." All horseshoes should be hung above a doorway with the ends facing up so that GOOD LUCK can not run out...
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MIRRORS= We all have heard that break a mirror and get 7 years of BAD LUCK, right? The ancients believed that any image of a person contained a portion of that person's essence. So if you broke a mirror you injured or destroyed the person looking into it. These grew into just "Don't break the mirror period" The 7 years relates to the Romans Numerology of Shadows...
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SHADOWS= If you step on a shadow, it is believed that you bring suffering to the soulds of it's owners. So going back to the mirror, Superstitions, it was believed that the reflection of a person in the mirror contains part of his soul.
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STARS= Stars have always been considered to be Gods. So the phrase "Wish I may, Wish I might on the first star I see tonight" is considered the most powerful because it was the first and so the odds of having your desires come true are greater.
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SNEEZING= Ahhh--Chooo! "GOD BLESS YOU" The custom goes back to an old belief that a person's sould could leave the body via through the mouth and so a sneeze makes the soul vulnerable to evil spirits by ejecting it, The Blessing remarks is suppose to counteract that...
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