THE HAND OF DESTINY: Folklore And Superstition For Everyday Life. A Treasury Of Fasinating Beliefs ... THE HAND OF DESTINY: Folklore And Superstition For Everyday Life. A Treasury Of Fasinating Beliefs ...

THE HAND OF DESTINY: Folklore And Superstition For Everyday Life. A Treasury Of Fasinating Beliefs And Curious Customs. Illustrated With 24 Black~And~White Woodcuts.

Thompson, C.J.S.

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red hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. top edge has faint smudge, other edges clean. faint watermark along top of some pages, otherwise contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond., few minor scratches on rear, not torn or price clipped (no price listed). nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ third printing ( letter "c" in letter line). decorative title pg. 303p. religion. anthropology. psychology. foklore. mythology. medieval history. witchcraft. sorcery. evil eye. curses & spells. talismans. love charms and philtres. colors, letters & numbers. ~The Hand of Destiny is a fascinating compendium of facts about forces ordinary as well as extraordinary. Throughout the course of human history, folklore and superstition have been used in many different ways. People believed that through the use of charms, herbs, amulets, or omens they could prevent accidents, fight off fear, influence others, strengthen their own wills, cure sickness, ward off evil influences, and even foretell the future. Many of these superstitious practices have become part of our folklore and traditions, others remind us of a time when mankind was more dependent on natural and personal resources for survival~and some continue to this day. From love charms to healing stones, and from plant lore to the effects of the evil eye, folklore and superstition subtly influence our everyday lives. You'll find information here on beliefs and customs from the Middle Ages that are still practiced today, and theories about luck and magic that will satisfy the most curious reader. The Hand of Destiny takes us through the history of folklore and superstition as it is organized within the categories of everyday life. We explore subjects such as the folklore of marriage, food, animals, insects, amulets and talismans, the meaning of colors, and the superstitions of witchcraft. There are curious, instructional rhymes telling you when to cut your nails: "Cut them on Monday, you cut them for health: cut them on Tuesday, you cut them for wealth." There are love spells with lady birds: "Fly, Lady Bird, North, South, East or West, show me where lives the one I like best"; and for more serious situations, charms such as: "May he no pleasure or profit see, till he comes back again to me." A charm used in Scotland as protection against witchcraft is recalled by this couplet: "Rowan~ash, and red thread, keep the devils from their speed." And a familiar superstition about weddings is known to all even today: "Something old, some thing new, something borrowed and something blue." From rosemary for remembrance to mirror charms and lady's mantle, The Hand of Destiny is a treasury of fascinating beliefs and curious customs. ~C.J.S. THOMPSON (1863~1943) was honorary curator of the historical collection of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in England. His lifelong explorations into the history of magic, medicine, alchemy, and pharmacy yielded a wealth of publications, all of which bear witness to his curiosity and knowledge. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Gathers folklore concerning birth, childhood, love, courtship, clothing, food, healing, death, and burial

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