Superstition and Education

9781130785371: Superstition and Education

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...haunted 1 Houses where crimes have occurred are haunted 1 If a person is murdered, his spirit and ghost will appear until the murderer is punished 1 There are such things as ghosts 4 If a sailor sees a ghost in the rigging, it portends bad luck 1 While walking if you meet an apparition of yourself, it is a sign you are going to die 1 To hear the " Banshee" cry is a sure sign of death 1 If the Banshee cries at night, there will be a death in the house 1 Spirits communicate with their friends 1 Witches or spirits cannot follow you across running water 1 The spirit of the person that is buried on a stormy day will rest 1 Ijttle yellow patches in the lawn are fairy rings. Here the fairies dance on moonlight nights 1 i have a foreboding of any calamity that ever happens to me, e.g., great calamities 1 1 have a foreboding of coming happenings 1 If a rumbling sound is heard by you--inaudible to others near you,--it is a sign of an approaching death in the family 1 If a singing noise is heard by you--inaudible to others near you,--it is a sign of approaching good luck in the family 1 If a sick person thinks he is away from home, it is a sure sign of his death 1 A person who is about to meet a sudden death sees his coffin 1 If you think very hard of some one a long way from you, he will do what you are thinking of 1 If any one wishes for something which you possess, you will have bad luck with that particular object 1 If you imagine you have a disease, you are apt to get it.... If children play that they are ill, they are very likely to become ill If you talk of a person, he will appear 1 Speak of angels, and they are sure to appear There are persons capable of inflicting injury by looking at one (the evil eye) 1 If you believe one is possessed of the ' ev...

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