Book Reviews of Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions

Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions
Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions
Author: David Pickering
ISBN-13: 9780304348732
ISBN-10: 0304348732
Publication Date: 7/11/1996
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Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Book Type: Paperback
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A fascinating and comprehensive AZ guide to the world of superstitions, which reveals among other things:

Why the oak tree is associated with supernatural powers
How mirrors came to be used to detect witches
Which days of the week are popularly regarded as lucky
When cobwebs were utilized in folk medicine
Who the Seven Whistlers were

Informative and entertaining, the Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions forms as indispensable guide to a vast range of popular taboos and beliefs, both ancient and modern.
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Interesting book. If you want to know what certain things mean, you will like this book.
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Interesting even if you're not superstitious.
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Interesting to peruse...Fun , if anything.
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This is cool, I read this one quite a few times.
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Loads of interesting superstitions. A GREAT read!
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Mostly europian superstitions, nothing rooted in magick. I wanted a more worldly book, but still a great read and I am excited to pass it on. Remind me what happens when you pee in a jar and place it under the cross roads.
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Excellent compendium superstitions organized alphebetically for ease of use. Love it.
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It is the hardcover version
Good.
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Interesting book
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
A-Z guide to the origins and meaning of superstitions. Find a wealth of fascinating facts and a number of fun "spells" to try-including a rhyme to say to the new moon for revealing the identity of your true love. For those who believe in "breaking a leg," or for anyone interested in folklore and popular culture, sure to be an entertaining read as well as an invaluable reference.
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interesting read
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Excellent to have around for halloween, or to take on a long drive! Everything from baldness to pinching people for luck is explained in this book. Truly great coffee table material.
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A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the world of superstitions, which reveals amoung other things;
*Why the oak tree is associated with supernatural powers
*How mirrors came to be used to detect witches
*Which days of the week are popularly regarded as lucky
*When cobwebs were utilised in fold medicine
*Who the Seven Whistlers

Informative and entertaining, the Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions forms an indespensable duide to a vast range of popular taboos and beliefs, both ancient and modern.