How Did it Begin?: Customs & Superstitions, and Their Romantic Origins, Volumul 10
D. McKay Company, 1966 - 352 pagini
Customs, superstitions, habits, and expressions that abound in daily life in such areas as etiquette, birth, marriage, death, fashions, medicine, magic, sports, religion, and the Armed Forces. Highly entertaining as well as informative.
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One way of dissuading them from evil intention was sympathetic magic , of the potency of which primitive man was firmly convinced . Thus , some African tribes would never heat milk . If they did so , they imagined that the cow which had ...
THE MAGIC CARPET a The legend of the magic flying carpet belongs to the Orient and is found there in numerous miraculous tales . In their simplest form , these tell of a carpet that to all appearances is quite ordinary .
Once it was believed that there was magic in figures and the number 40 especially was thought to possess supernatural power . That is why Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai to receive God's revelation , and the Israelites ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is a book that was a product of its times - it has some interesting facts, but the author is of a different age - for example, he kept referring to "primitive people". Also, a few things were ... Citește recenzia completă
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A good collection of different beliefs, customs, and superstitions, with good explanations of origin and significance through the ages. I read this partly for bits of information that might make good ... Citește recenzia completă
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