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Superstition (Team Indigo Book 1), 2011

When Caitlyn Deveraux's brother Gage is killed in Iraq, she receives a necklace as part of his personal effects that she thinks is a trinket he'd purchased for her. When she scatters his ashes according his exact instructions and repeats the words he'd written, she accidentally inhales some of the ashes. From that moment on, her life as a quiet librarian is turned upside down. Jacob Littlejohn was not only Gage Deveraux's best friend, he was ...
  
  











  



  
The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
Richard Webster

Llewellyn Publications, 2008

Have you ever rubbed a frog on your freckles?  Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world.  Discover batty beliefs about baldness, beans, and the Bermuda Triangle, and peculiar practices regarding hiccups, hearses, and hunchbacks. From modern myths to ...
  
  











  



  
Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition - Updated Edition
Stuart A. Vyse

Oxford University Press, 2013

While we live in a technologically and scientifically advanced age, superstition is as widespread as ever. Not limited to just athletes and actors, superstitious beliefs are common among people of all occupations, educational backgrounds, and income levels. In this fully updated edition of Believing in Magic , renowned superstition expert Stuart Vyse investigates our tendency towards these irrational beliefs. Superstitions, he writes, are the ...
  
  











  



  
Superstition
Karen Robards

Signet, 2006

The beautiful vistas of Pawleys Island hide a dark side—the murder of a local girl fifteen years ago and the strange disappearance of her two friends. The story of the unsolved crime could be journalist Nicole Sullivan’s big break. But while Nicole works intimately with the Police Chief Joe Franconi,her investigation takes a haunting turn when another young woman is murdered. As the body count rises, so does Nicole’s fear that a killer has ...
  
  











  



  
Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
Edward Feser

St. Augustines Press, 2010

The central contention of the "New Atheism" of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens is that there has for several centuries been a war between science and religion, that religion has been steadily losing that war, and that at this point in human history a completely secular scientific account of the world has been worked out in such thorough and convincing detail that there is no longer any reason why a rational ...
  
  











  



  
Superstition

Simon & Schuster UK, 2013

Having exposed a group of fraudulent spiritualists, investigative journalist Joanna Cross is intrigued by the claims of psychologist Dr Sam Towne that paranormal phenomena do in fact exist. Accepting his challenge to enter into a scientific experiment to 'create' a ghost, Joanna, Sam and six volunteers bring to life 'Adam Wyatt' - a young American living in France after the American War of Independence. Associated with the great minds and ...
  
  











  



  
Superstitions
Peter Lorie

Simon & Schuster, 1992

A collection of charms, cures, taboos, and other omens delves into the origins of popular superstitions, describing why opening an umbrella in the house, walking under a ladder, and breaking a mirror is bad luck. 30,000 first printing.
  
  











  



  
Superstitions: 1,013 of the World's Wackiest Myths, Fables & Old Wives Tales
Deborah Murrell

Readers Digest, 2008

An entertaining, light-hearted approach to over 1,000 superstitions? this book uncovers the complexity and sometimes ridiculousness of human nature and behavior through the ages. Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky? Why do we knock on wood? Why do we cross our fingers for good lucky? It may not be logical, but underlying these irrational notions are centuries of beliefs?and many affect us still. In fact the most important aspects of ...
  
  











  



  
Superstition In All Ages (1732) Common Sense, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama, 2012

Superstition, pirates, ghosts and folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama is a collection of legends and stories as told by the local inhabitants of the archipelago. The tradition of 'story telling' has been recorded so that these folktales and folklore stories are never lost. Tales of pirate treasures, ghost sightings and the myriad of superstitions gathered from various tribes and indigenous folk are both telling and entertaining. So... When ...
  
  











  



  
Superstition Unveiled, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions
Chloe Rhodes

Michael O'Mara, 2014

An amusing and scholarly look at the fascinating stories behind old-fashioned legends and superstition This collection investigates the origins of history's most intriguing old-fashioned superstitions, many of which people still find themselves abiding by today. Hundreds of the beliefs passed down through the generations have their foundations in ancestry's efforts to ward off evil, which they blamed for hardship, illness, and injustice in ...
  
  











  



  
The Superstitions of Witchcraft, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Superstitions

Breakaway Media, 2012

> Romantic Times Award Nominee for Best First Historical Romance “Delicious romance, inspired setting, and righteous characters make a divine excuse for forgetting to do the laundry. Ms. McKnight revives a good old-fashioned plot with her talent for using the perfect words.” —Romantic Times ***** Before J. Carson Black wrote thrillers, she wrote historical novels under the name, Annie McKnight ***** For more than a century, men and ...
  
  











  



  
Inventing Superstition: From the Hippocratics to the Christians
Dale B. Martin

Harvard University Press, 2007

The Roman author Pliny the Younger characterizes Christianity as "contagious superstition"; two centuries later the Christian writer Eusebius vigorously denounces Greek and Roman religions as vain and impotent "superstitions." The term of abuse is the same, yet the two writers suggest entirely different things by "superstition." Dale Martin provides the first detailed genealogy of the idea of superstition, its history over eight ...
  
  











  



  
Superstition Wilderness Trails East
Jack Carlson and Elizabeth Stewart

Clear Creek Publishing, 2009

An authoritative guide to the Eastern Superstition Wilderness of Arizona. This thoroughly researched book contains never before published trips into the backcountry and authenticated background history of the area. · Over 40 treks in and around the Wilderness · Clear and simple hike and horse ride directions · Easy-to-Use topographic and trailhead maps · Trips for everyone rated easy to very difficult · History of cowboys, homesteaders, ...
  
  











  



  
Treasure on Superstition Mountain (Superstition Mountain Mysteries)
Elise Broach

Square Fish, 2014

Even though Henry Barker and his two brothers learned firsthand that the urban legend about danger on nearby Superstition Mountain wasn’t just a myth, this doesn’t stop them from planning their return. Along with their friend Delilah, the Barker brothers soon find themselves entangled in more danger and mystery as they uncover a real treasure, but the discovery comes at a very big price—they barely survive an avalanche. The question ...
  
  











  



  
Dictionary of Superstitions, 2013

Available for the first time as an ebook, this acclaimed A-Z dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms. It includes just about everything from touching wood, crossing fingers and identifying future lovers to folk remedies, spells and modern beliefs relating to the lottery, the computer and the mobile phone. A ...
  
  











  



  
Myths and myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  








   



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