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Superstition And The Superstitious by Eric Maple
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Feb 03, 12

bookshelves: historical, spiritual
Read in February, 2012

I picked this up at a great used bookstore near Pioneertown, CA. Published in 1972 and written by Eric Maple, a "pioneer in the field of demonology," this book has tremendous detail in describing every single superstition known to Western European culture. While this exhaustive, informative book is fascinating, it's really the pictures that are worth taking a gander at. All the images seem to have been taken in the late 60's and there is an odd surreal quality to them that is totally mesmerizing. As to the information, I kind of skipped through and read the sections that interested me most, which related to ancient witch craft and "the old ways." I was also struck with the fact that, in our technological age, we aren't really all that superstitious anymore - although I still toss salt over my left shoulder when it spills...
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