• belief
  • The strength of their belief in superstitions can be gauged from an incident that took place in Las Vegas in 1998. (casinoadvisor.com)
  • Superstitions-Irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome. (prezi.com)
  • and the most familiar superstition of this class is the belief in what I might call pillow magic , which is the supposed art of causing wasting sicknesses or even death by putting certain objects into the pillow of the bed in which the hated person sleeps. (sacred-texts.com)
  • Briefly, superstition is defined as an irrational belief that serves to palliate fear. (google.com)
  • Superstition can be any strongly held belief that is not truly reality, but we still believe because of the way our brain is wired. (hubpages.com)
  • According to Wikimedia a superstition is "the belief in a supernatural casualty-that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events-such as astrology, religion, almonds, witchcraft, etc. (hubpages.com)
  • There is some logic to this belief: cats eat rodents, which can damage ropes and stores of grain on board, and they are intelligent animals, a high level of care was directed toward them to keep them happy, and research has backed up this superstition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Superstition is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is irrational - i.e., it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. (wikipedia.org)
  • Superstition is a belief, not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, that future events may be influenced by one's behaviour in some magical or mystical way. (wikipedia.org)
  • origins
  • 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)
  • Many of them are now inseparable parts of everyday life, or simply common social etiquette, though they often have their origins in superstition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mountains
  • 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)
  • As with most of the terrain surrounding the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Superstition Mountains have a desert climate, with high summer temperatures and a handful of perennial sources of water. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Superstition Mountains are bounded roughly by U.S. Route 60 on the south, State Route 88 on the northwest, and State Route 188 on the northeast. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Superstition Mountains have a maximum elevation of 6,266 ft (1,910 m) and prominence of 1,706 ft (520 m) at Mound Mountain in the far eastern section of the range. (wikipedia.org)
  • The legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine centers around the Superstition Mountains. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some Apaches believe that the hole leading down into the lower world, or hell, is located in the Superstition Mountains. (wikipedia.org)
  • Apache Junction, Arizona Tortilla Flat, Arizona Superior, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Gold Canyon, Arizona Legend of the Superstition Mountains a 2015 TV series with 6 episodes on History Channel about people looking for gold in the area List of U.S. Wilderness Areas List of Arizona Wilderness Areas List of mountain ranges of Arizona Wilderness Act Kollenborn, Tom (1990). (wikipedia.org)
  • prominent
  • The strange relic of Pagan idolatry which gave rise to this feast was no doubt introduced into these countries, like many others of our more prominent superstitions, by the Druids. (electricscotland.com)
  • Superstition Meadery has earned more gold medals at the Mazer Cup-mead's most prominent tasting competition-in a shorter time than any other mead maker. (wikipedia.org)
  • Weavers Needle, a prominent landmark and rock climbing destination set behind and to the east of Superstition Mountain, is a tall eroded volcanic remnant that plays a significant role in the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • Never open an umbrella indoors - This superstition began when people used umbrellas for protection from the sun, so once a person had the umbrella open in the house, it was an insult to the Sun God. (hubpages.com)
  • It think without a doubt that most people probably have a few superstitions, but I doubt they rule the lives of the majority of the population. (hubpages.com)
  • Mut and Keefe are taking about the Patriots choosing the white uniforms in the Super Bowl this year, and superstitions people have regarding the Patriots, big games or the Super Bowl. (weei.com)
  • film
  • British reggae band UB40 covered the song for the 1995 Eddie Murphy comedy horror film Vampire In Brooklyn Raven-Symoné covered "Superstition" for The Haunted Mansion soundtrack in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • Superstition is an American horror film directed by James W. Roberson and starring James Houghton, Albert Salmi, and Lynn Carlin. (wikipedia.org)
  • The following movies deal with Korean superstitions: Whispering Corridors The Wailing (film) The Face Reader The Piper The Priests In modern society, relying on superstitions has declined as there is more of an emphasis on rationality. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • However, this superstition is not universal. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, due to the combination of the trio's debut album getting delayed and Motown CEO Berry Gordy's prediction that "Superstition" would be a huge hit and greatly increase the sales of Talking Book, Wonder ended up releasing the song as the Talking Book lead single months ahead of Beck's version. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blindly turning to superstition, however, can still comfort the mind. (wikipedia.org)
  • popular
  • They are anchored by Superstition Mountain, a large mountain that is a popular recreation destination for residents of the Phoenix, Arizona area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Peralta Canyon, on the northeast side of Superstition Mountain, contains a popular trail that leads up to Fremont Saddle, which provides a very picturesque view of Weavers Needle. (wikipedia.org)
  • American
  • Superstition is also a highly patriotic play, which held American ideals of the time as superior to those of the English. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although The Unknown is certainly not the main character of Superstition, he is central to the plot and represents American ideals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Series
  • Superstition also produces heavier dessert meads, like the White Series: barrel aged meads with one of four berry juices and white chocolate. (wikipedia.org)
  • song
  • After finishing the lyrics, arrangement, production and recording of the song, Wonder decided that he would allow Beck to record "Superstition" as part of their agreement. (wikipedia.org)
  • The song "Superstition," specifically the beginning instrumental portion before Wonder's vocals kick in, plays throughout these commercials. (wikipedia.org)
  • baseball
  • From the Curse of the Bambino to some players' refusal to wash their clothes or bodies after a win, superstition is present in all parts of baseball. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many baseball players-batters, pitchers, and fielders alike- perform elaborate, repetitive routines prior to pitches and at bats due to superstition. (wikipedia.org)
  • In fact anything that happens prior to something good or bad in baseball can give birth to a new superstition. (wikipedia.org)
  • plays
  • There is an ongoing debate on whether ancestral rites (Jesa) or jwibulnori, which are famous Korean traditional plays, are viewed as mere superstitions or as an important aspect of the country's culture. (wikipedia.org)
  • religion
  • Since Huck doesn't trust in religion to explain life's negative moments, he uses superstitions instead. (prezi.com)
  • Diderot's Encyclopédie defines superstition as "any excess of religion in general", and links it specifically with paganism. (wikipedia.org)
  • The current Catechism of the Catholic Church considers superstition sinful in the sense that it denotes "a perverse excess of religion", as a demonstrated lack of trust in divine providence (¶ 2110), and a violation of the first of the Ten Commandments. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • This superstition is said to have originated around 500 BC and is tied to how the presence of rabbits on your farm or in your garden would help make the land fertile and more productive. (everydayhealth.com)
  • left
  • and the story of its former existence is only revealed to the folklorists by the multitudinous débris of African superstition which it has left behind it. (sacred-texts.com)
  • Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science is a 1994 book by biologist Paul R. Gross and mathematician Norman Levitt. (wikipedia.org)
  • Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt, Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994). (wikipedia.org)
  • gold
  • According to the legend, a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz discovered a mother lode of gold in the Superstition Wilderness and revealed its location on his deathbed in Phoenix in 1891 to Julia Thomas, a boarding-house owner who had taken care of him for many years. (wikipedia.org)