Superstitious Methods for Finding Your True Love

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching I thought it might be fun to explore those superstitions about finding your true love. I found these superstitions in a book written during the late 19th century and while they were common beliefs during that time I believe they had been passed down from mother to child for many generations. Some of these wonderful bits of folklore were a surprise to me and some of them I remember from my own childhood. Continue Reading →

Common Superstitions for Feet, Fingers and Other Body Parts

Here are some really fun superstitions about hands, feet, hair and even dimples that were common during the 1800’s and probably centuries before then too. A lot of these were new to me and I was awfully amused by them so I hope they’ll be new and fun for you too. I’m not sure how much belief I put in any of these, but they do make you think… next time I run into someone with a dimple on their chin I’m probably gonna be extra cautious! Continue Reading →

Myths About Gemstones


Crystals, minerals and metals have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history. They are fascinating examples of the attempts of the men and women of ancient times to explain their world without the benefit of science and with each culture’s biases, superstitions and interests impressed upon them and therefore provide us with an especially vivid picture of the psychology of ancient man.

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