"Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion
is the confidence." Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"Superstition is the religion of feeble minds." Edmund Burke

"Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God." Marcus T. Cicero

Some Meanings of
Superstition
ü A belief or notion, not based on reason or
knowledge

ü
ü A system or collection of such beliefs

ü
ü A custom or act based on such a belief

ü
ü Irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious,
esp. in connection with religion

ü
ü Any blindly accepted belief or notion

Reasons why people
believe in superstitions
 A belief

in superstitions gives people an
illusion of control in an uncertain world.


 Many

superstitions originated at a time when
little was known about how the physical
world functions.

 Human

beings always seek to understand
their surroundings and interpret life by that
understanding. Superstition is just one
more method of understanding life albeit
illogical at times.

 Superstitions

primarily represent the
underlying inherent fear of mankind,
caused by the uncertainties of this
world.


 In

a way, it is a sign of acceptance of our
ignorance and limitations of our power.

Some Examples of Bad
Superstitions

Black Cats


Black cats have long been believed to be
a supernatural omen since the witch
hunts of the middle ages when cats were
thought to be connected to evil. Since
then, it is considered bad luck if a black
cat crosses your path.

 Broken

Mirrors


An ancient myth our ancestors believed
was that the image in a mirror is our
actual soul.


A broken mirror represented the soul
being astray from your body.

 Owls

If an owl looks in your window or if you
seeing one in the daylight bad luck and
death will bestow you.

 Sparrows

Sparrows are thought to carry the souls
of the dead and it is believed to bring bad
luck if you kill one.

 Unlucky

Number # 13


The fear of the number 13 is still
common today, and avoided in many
different ways. Some buildings still do not
have an official 13th floor and many
people avoid driving or going anywhere
on Friday the 13th.

Some Examples of Good
Luck Superstitions
 If

your right hand itches, you will earn
money.


 If

you find a four-leaf clover, you will have
good luck.


 If

you see a horseshoe which was lost,
you will have good luck.

 If

you throw rice on a new bride and groom,
they will have so many children.


 If

you dream about a white cat, you will have
good luck.


 If

you see a black cat which walks towards
you, it brings you good luck.

 If

your right ear itches, someone is speaking
well of you.


 You

can hang up garlic in your house for good
luck.


 If

you put a mirror just across the door, you
will have good luck.

EFFECTS OF
SUPERSTITIONS ON OUR
EVERYDAY LIFE

No matter how sophisticated our society
becomes, superstitions persist in having an
impact on success or failure.


We normally associate the idea of superstition
with the supernatural.


the stories supporting these ideas are
fascinating and get passed from person to
another.

HOW TO GET RID OF
SUPERSTITIONS
 It

is essential for us to examine our
approach as rationally as possible to
change the things that may be
contributing to our failures.


 It

is how we interact with others and
apply our inspirations which will carry
us forward to beneficial results.

 If

you choose not to believe, superstition has
no weapon against you except for the fear.


 Through

classic conditioning ie. instead of
hesitating just do it,your mind will realize
that nothing will happen.


 Read

more of science books .Be optimistic.
Good food & good sleep will help your mind
to be calm & relaxed. Practice Yoga &
meditation regularly.


“BE SCIENTIFIC
NOT
SUPERSTITIOUS”

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