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Superstition and the Internet

 
 
Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 04:40 pm
I don't put stock in any of it, but I recently came across Ebay listings of various people selling magical spells, charms and "haunted" items. They were peddling these pieces of paper and cheap trinkets at fairly good prices. When I looked at the vendor histories it showed many of these items sell with happy customers giving feedback. I've seen everything from enchantments to make your "booty" look better to people claiming they can put an evil curse on a cheating boyfriend - for the right price, of course. Prices seem to start at about $9.99 and go up from there. I watched a dented, pewter, Goodwill candlestick that was "once owned by a powerful witch" go for $85 in a hot bidding war. PT Barnum was right about a sucker being born every minute, but now I'm starting to believe that one is born every second.
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aperson
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 05:15 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Chill buddy I read it in a book. No need to get all worked up.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:18 pm
@aperson,
No worries, I certainly was not about to get worked up about it.
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rydinearth
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 09:30 am
@Velkyn Streea,
Quote:
Quote:
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
Francis Bacon

Also explains prayer.
Are we including religion in our definition of superstition?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:31 am
Interesting topic! Looking at the rather large Asian population in the United States, I have to say that they have mastered superstition to its perfection - both men and women actually do.
I also think that Europeans are more superstitious than Americans, perhaps
due to all the grim Grimm Brother fairy tales and the gypsy anecdotes that
held on for centuries, I don't know, but my grandmother sure was the most superstitious person I've ever met and if she had a bad dream and it happened
to be the 13th day of the month, then she was convinced that only a certain
home brewed potion would safe her from a calamity. She knew how to lay
tarot cards and interpret them and she could read ones mis/fortunes from
the coffee grounds.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 11:12 am
I have my own professional personal phrenologist.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 11:18 am
@CalamityJane,
Your observation is probably pretty close to the facts; Indians and Asians believe in shamans. We must also remember that witchcraft was imported to the US from the Caribbean. Many in African countries also believe in many different kinds of superstitions.

Believing in all manners of gods were/are also superstitions. Even in the Tahitian Islands, many made human sacrifice to their god.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 11:39 am
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

I have my own professional personal phrenologist.


Laughing So that's the reason we can read you like a road map!
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