• In this video, I'll give you some examples of common North American superstitions, and in the second half of the video, I'll use this topic to teach you how to use the first conditional in English. (engvid.com)
  • However, it is difficult to differentiate between the superstition, the irrational misbelief, the supernatural phenomena or the occult doctrines. (brightkite.com)
  • The most common formula is "if one does X, then Y will happen unless one does Z." Wayland Hand, an American folklorist, collected and separated superstitions into those dealing with the human life cycle, the supernatural, folk religion, and cosmology and the natural world. (knowitall.org)
  • Superstitions lead us to believe in some kind of supernatural forces, in something that we truly have no explanation for, but are sure that it. (mysteries24.com)
  • Superstitions are still popular, because people prefer to explain the inexplicable things through supernatural intervention. (mysteries24.com)
  • The word superstition itself originates with the ancient Romans, who used the term superstitio mainly as a pejorative for those religions and religious practices they found barbarous, including Judaism and Christianity . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Using a multidisciplinary approach that combines psychology, biology, and astronomy with a masterly appreciation of historical background, Felix E. Planer provides an encyclopedic view of superstition - its definition and origins, its mechanisms and practices. (google.com)
  • Superstitions practices tend to vary across sports, but there are similarities. (channelnewsasia.com)
  • In India there are lots of cultural practices, many of us even name them as superstitions. (theayurveda.org)
  • Today we will be telling you 8 things or practices that we think as superstitions but are actually scientifically mended. (theayurveda.org)
  • Let us move to those common 8 practices, that makes us think as superstitions but are not actually. (theayurveda.org)
  • A plethora of "reputable" articles have been written about pregnancy "myths," which are actually technically superstitions according to folklorists because most follow a cause and effect pattern and are mostly more customary, rather than narrative in nature. (knowitall.org)
  • A common superstition both Dr. Phil and Scientific American explore is that if the baby bump is mostly low and in the front, the baby is a boy, while if it is more evenly rounded, the baby is a girl ("Myths", Ballantyne). (knowitall.org)
  • In Hinduism Today's April/May/June, 2017, issue readers Sai Ravi Kiran and Himanshu Vyas have asked pertinent questions regarding what is proper religion and what is superstition. (hinduismtoday.com)
  • Superstitions not only strike fear in people's hearts, they also continue to impact their behavior and decisions. (prweb.com)
  • Yet research from Queendom reveals that superstitions, like broken mirrors and ancient Egyptian curses, not only strike fear in people's hearts, they also continue to impact their behavior and decisions. (prweb.com)
  • Superstitions, whether believed by a whole culture or just one person, still have some sway over people's lives. (studymode.com)
  • Superstitions are a common topic of discussion for this folk group, and they persist for three main reasons. (knowitall.org)
  • I will examine the superstitions they choose to test to determine and analyze what fairly reputable sources perceive as the most common superstitions. (knowitall.org)
  • Time Healthland also names the position of the baby in the womb to be a common superstition about determining the baby's sex, along with the line on the skin below the belly button (Luscombe). (knowitall.org)
  • Sadhu baba show the common man and exploit them by introducing to wrong notions, superstition and take money from them. (chemistry2011.org)
  • Cat will discuss common early diseases, associated superstitions and the slightly suspicious treatments. (eventbrite.co.uk)
  • Some superstitions are common around the world, but many are very specific to a particular country or culture. (engvid.com)
  • In this video, I'll give you some examples of common North American superstitions, and in the second half of the video, I'll use this topic to teach you how to use the first conditional in English. (engvid.com)
  • Plutarch (c. 46 - after 119 c.e.), in his essay on superstition in the Moralia, used the Aristotelian doctrine of virtue as a means to distinguish between atheism and deisidaimonia, opposite vices in the field of religion. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Here we take a look at some of the world's superstitions and old wives' tales - if you know of any more, please let us know! (viovet.co.uk)
  • x000D_ As the namesake suggests, Superstition has risen from the perennial mire like a psychological parasite, intent on invoking the ageless horrors of the collective unconscious, and born to serve as a reminder that mankind still has much to fear of the dark. (music123.com)
  • The present research closes this gap by demonstrating performance benefits of superstitions and identifying their underlying psychological mechanisms. (dericbownds.net)
  • That is, he focused on there being an incorrect response to a stimulus (behavioural outcome), rather than the conscious abstract representation of cause and effect (psychological relationship), with which human superstitions are often associated. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • What, again, could remind us more of thirteenth-century superstition than the burning of a certain number of tapers to compel some absent person's return, with the idea that before the last taper is consumed a mysterious mesmerism will force the wanderer to cross rivers and mountains if necessary on his or her way back? (sacred-texts.com)
  • CANYON LAKE -- For more than 150 years, those looking for gold have ventured into the Superstition Mountains just east of Apache Junction. (azfamily.com)
  • Don Roughan of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department says intense winter storms that have hit the Superstition Mountains near Canyon Lake during the past few days are cause for concern. (azfamily.com)
  • Feng shui, which literally means "wind and water" and involves the study of geomantic omens, the auspicious location of items of buildings, has been widely practised in China for thousands of years, but it has been observed by the public as superstition rather than recognized as a cultural phenomenon. (xinhuanet.com)
  • It is of course, a plausible explanation that in a socio-cultural backdrop which favors the dissemination of superstitions, it is definitely possible that the whole thing is a hoax, but the vague terms used by the authorities to clarify the situation is also not very reassuring. (scepticemia.com)
  • Second, and linked to this, Skinner emphasized the behavioural aspect of superstition: 'The bird behaves as if there were a causal relation between its behavior and the presentation of food, although such a relation is lacking. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Others are superstitions that seem to give us control over or a look into future events. (bellaonline.com)
  • Stay at this charming recently renovated (pictures up soon) Mesa hotel and enjoy easy access to area events and attractions, including Superstition Springs Mall and Superstition Mountain. (bestwestern.co.uk)
  • However, some of the ways that we use to try to understand events, such as superstition, cannot explain what is actually going on. (eurekalert.org)
  • Psychologists who have investigated what role superstitions play, have found that they derive from the assumption that a connection exists between co-occurring, non-related events. (channelnewsasia.com)
  • If you follow her on Instagram , where she does the majority of her social sharing, you've known for years about her "rabbit, rabbit" superstition. (yahoo.com)
  • 3. Do you know anything about the origins of some of the superstitions in your country? (blogspot.com)