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Field Guide to Luck: How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions

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Take Control of Your Destiny!

 

From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits’s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.

 

Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize dozens of influential charms, dates, sayings, and symbols wherever you encounter them. Learn what objects are on your side, which practices are best avoided, and where these curious beliefs come from. This indispensable guide reveals their fascinating origins and offers tips for putting them into practice. With Lady Luck on your side and a lucky penny in your pocket, you’re sure to lead a charmed life!

Synopsis:

Everyone knows that rubbing a rabbit's foot will bring good luck-but did you know this superstition was introduced to the United States by slaves from West Africa? Field Guide to Luck features the fascinating origins of the most popular charms and signs-everything from crossed fingers and full moons to four-leaf clovers and Friday the thirteenth. Each entry features information about the origins and cultural context of the superstition, with plenty of interesting trivia along the way. (For the record, Chinese fortune cookies were invented in San Francisco )

Also included are dozens of talismans and symbols from around the world, including cows (India), money cats (Japan), akuaba dolls (Ghana), jade (China), and more. Best of all, Field Guide to Luck showcases many of these lucky charms with 48 pages of full-color illustrations-so you'll be sure to recognize them wherever you encounter them

About the Author

Alys R. Yablon is a freelance writer and editor. Her last book was Ask the Kabala Oracle Cards, a collaboration with Deepak Chopra. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594742170
Author:
Yablom, Alys R
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Author:
Yablon, Alys
Author:
Yablon, Alys R.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Superstition
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Divination - General
Subject:
Fortune
Subject:
General Body, Mind and Spirit
Subject:
Metaphysics-Divination
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Field Guide
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.72x4.52x.83 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Everyone knows that rubbing a rabbit's foot will bring good luck-but did you know this superstition was introduced to the United States by slaves from West Africa? Field Guide to Luck features the fascinating origins of the most popular charms and signs-everything from crossed fingers and full moons to four-leaf clovers and Friday the thirteenth. Each entry features information about the origins and cultural context of the superstition, with plenty of interesting trivia along the way. (For the record, Chinese fortune cookies were invented in San Francisco )

Also included are dozens of talismans and symbols from around the world, including cows (India), money cats (Japan), akuaba dolls (Ghana), jade (China), and more. Best of all, Field Guide to Luck showcases many of these lucky charms with 48 pages of full-color illustrations-so you'll be sure to recognize them wherever you encounter them

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