Encyclopedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

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Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans
The Minerva Group, Inc., Nov 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 624 pages
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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
 

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Contents

BIRTH SIGNS OF
8
ANGER 203
12
INFLUENCE OF THE MONTHS AND THEIR CONSTELLATIONS UPON THE BIRTH
14
MISCELLANEOUS DONTS FOR PARENTS
28
FECUNDITY AND STERILITY
34
PLAY AND CHILDRENS SAYINGS
36
TEETHING
42
DIVORCE
50
BONE 308
208
SIGNS OP AN ILLNATURED PERSON
214
DIMPLE
220
DREAMS IN LEGEND AND HISTORY
241
EAR
257
EYEBROWS
261
EYELASH
264
FLATTERY
271

FOOD
56
MISCELLANEOUS CHARMS KD OMENS RELATING TO CHANCES OF MARRIAGE
63
MISCELLANEOUS CHARMS AND OMENS RELATING TO LAPSE OF TIME BEFORE
70
MISCELLANEOUS CHARMS AND OMENS RELATING TO MARRIAGE
89
MISCELLANEOUS DONTS RELATING TO MARRIAGE
118
RINGS
125
STOCKINGS AND GARTERS
130
WEDDING TIME
137
CANDLES
151
Water by Matches
154
CRAPE
159
FUNERAL BELL
165
GRAVE AND GRAVEYARD
171
HEARSE
178
PALL AND PALLBEARERS
196
ABM
202
HAND Graphology Palmistry 268
286
HAPPINESS AND UNHAFFINESS
294
HEART
298
MONTH
307
SALUTATION
315
SLEEP
321
SNEEZING
328
TEETH 336
330
TWITCHING
338
WHISTLING
344
MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES AND THEIR CURES
374
LUCKY AND UNLUCKY DAYS IN SICKNESS
389
CHAPTER VI
407
DICTIONARY OF PUBLIC MATTERS
513
CHAPTER VIII
527
CHAPTER IX
540

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