Exploring the role of omens and superstitions throughout various cultures, this book answers questions such as what happens when a black cat crosses the path, what the purpose of knocking on wood is, or why people avoid walking under a ladder, among others. Special attention is given to omens and superstitions that are often overlooked and considered simply habits as well as those that are the most widespread in Western cultures.
Superstitions – and here we include omens as well – are ideas with deep roots in human culture, and the belief in them is without any real logical basis. Superstitions are first and foremost beliefs – that is, they exist, for anyone who believes in them, and he does not doubt them despite their “lack of logic.”
SARA ZED is the auther of many bestsellers titles on New-Age subjects. The book of omens & superstitions is her last title.
SARA ZED was born in Algeria and moved to France with her parents in 1981. She grew up in an environment where people believed in omens and superstitions. Sara collected the main body of omens and superstitions she had come across in this book.