Encyclopfdia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World, Band 2
Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
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DICTIONARY of GEMs Jewels PRECIous MEtals AND MINERALs witH THEIR
Astrology of All Nations 92 9
PLACES objects AND ARTICLEs of worship
SIGNIFICANCE or THE Cross 1092
ancient animal ash tree bad luck bad omen beautiful bees believed bird blood body Bohemia Brahmin bring good luck burn called charm church color considered cross crow cuckoo cure dead devil earth eggs Encounter Bay England evil spirits eyes fall fire fish flies flowers foretells frog Germany gods Greek hand head heaven Hindu holy horse ill luck India Indians Ireland island journey Jupiter Karen king kill king legend lieved light live lucky Madagascar Makah moon morning nest never night omen Persia person plant prayer priest rain river rose sacred sailors Scotland serpent ship sick sign of death signifies snake soul spider stars stone storm superstition supposed tell tion toad tree tribe Turks Islands unexpectedly unlucky wear weather wind woman worship