The Book of Superstitions: Black Cats, Yellow Flowers, Broken Mirrors, Cracked Sidewalks, and More Cultural Behaviors & Myths Explained (Hardcover)

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The Book of Superstitions: Black Cats, Yellow Flowers, Broken Mirrors, Cracked Sidewalks, and More Cultural Behaviors & Myths Explained (Hardcover)

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Learn the compelling cultural histories behind some of the world’s supernatural beliefs with The Book of Superstitions.

Friday the 13th; rabbit feet; knocking on wood; walking under a ladder; the curse of the evil eye. We all have a superstition or two. Unveil the origins of some of the most universal and little known superstitions that have influenced cultures around the world for centuries. Including beliefs that gained a foothold in African and European folklore, notions from ancient Greece, legends of the British Isles, and beyond, this is a captivating read for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Inside you’ll find:

- Legends and cultural behaviors organized by region, so you can discover how cultural identity has impacted these beliefs over the years
- Beautiful illustrations of these fascinating concepts
- An analysis of how superstitions vary from country to country 

Discover why superstitions have bewitched us for centuries with The Book of Superstitions. Fingers crossed you’ll love this book!
Shelby El Otmani is a New Hampshire–based writer and radio producer. Shelby’s experience in broadcast journalism along with a lifelong interest in psychology inspired her to explore how we develop our beliefs, why they stick with us, and how media and technology impact the decisions we make. Outside of work, you can probably find her surfing, learning kung fu, or hanging out at a coffee shop with a good book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781646433704
ISBN-10: 164643370X
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English