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This engrossing volume reveals the origin, significance, and hidden meaning of more than 650 signs, omens, and superstitions from around the globe.

Arranged alphabetically by topic, here are fascinating explanations of the myths and traditions surrounding holidays, rituals, and the origins of symbols. Included are amusing legends, strange customs, ethnic superstitions, comm

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Paperback, 396 pages
Published April 28th 1995 by Citadel Press (first published February 1989)
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Roger
another book purchased on an occult whim, this time from that used bookstore near the Belmont Red/Brown line in Chicago.

i have not actually read it yet, so i will open to a random entry and regurgitate it for your reading pleasure:

"Meat: Should your meat shrink while being cooked, it is held unlucky for the household. Should it swell, however, prosperity is soon to come"

sage advice for the modern culinary novice.
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