Encyclopędia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World: Volume I, Volume 1

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Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2003 - Reference - 668 pages
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."
 

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
BIRTH SIGNS OF
10
ANGER
14
CHILDREN IN GENERAL
16
MISCELLANEOUS CHARMS AND OMENS RELATING TO MARRIAGE
29
MISCELLANEOUS DONTS FOR PARENTS
30
FECUNDITY AND STERILITY
34
PLAY AND CHILDRENS SAYINGS
36
CHIN
218
DICTIONARY OF DREAMS
224
EYELASH
264
FLATTERY
271
HAND Graphology Palmistry
286
HAPPINESS AND UNHAPPINESS
294
HEART
298
MONTH
307

TEETHING
42
FOOD
56
MISCELLANEOUS CHARMS AND OMENS RELATING TO CHANCES OF MARRIAGE
63
SHOES AND SLIPPERS
70
STOCKINGS AND Garters
130
WEDDING TIME
137
CANDLES
144
CEREMENTS DRESSING THE DEAD ETC
151
FUNERAL BELL
165
HEARSE
178
CHAPTER IV
197
BEAUTY AND UGLINESS
203
BOSOM
212
60
215
SALUTATION
315
SLEEP
321
SNEEZING
328
SWALLOWING
333
TOUCH
337
WHISTLING
344
MISCELLANEOus Diseases and Their CURES
374
LUCKY AND UNLUCKY DAYS IN SICKNESS
389
CHAPTER VI
407
CHAPTER VII
523
CHAPTER IX
540
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