BAD LUCK ISN’T BAD KARMA

“IF I DIDN’T HAVE BAD LUCK, I WOULDN’T HAVE NO LUCK AT ALL”

By Paul Schroeder

 

(Author’s note:  the title is  from a Rodney Dangerfield routine..)

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You have certainly heard it said, that in our lives’ destinies, “All IS WRITTEN”? 

According to  reputable and gifted psychics, our lives are carefully planned by our spirits, beforehand, that we assemble spirit helpers and spirit guides, in Heaven,  to accompany us, long  before we jump into another womb’s prenatal body,  for yet another lifetime.

Life,  they assure us, is a series of pre-programmed events staged with proscribed boons and travails, specifically designed to grow us spiritually closer towards God, a God who gives us myriad  incarnations, to hone and perfect us.

Earth is our ‘school’.

Even a ‘deja vu’, a moment haunting in its odd feeling, that we’ve ‘ been ‘there’, before’,   psychics say, is precisely such a specially pre-inserted moment, in our blueprint,  a small  odd- feeling- ‘bump’, in time, designed to remind us, unconsciously, that we are assessed perfectly aligned, with our  pre-planned spiritual lessons, in that moment.

How, then, is one to understand spates of bad luck, that stubbornly seem to follow one throughout?

For some of us, and that includes me, day after day, week after week, awful little and large things happen in  doses that nag at us, and seem to resist  greater meaning.

The title’s male comedian, once complained:

“I have the worst luck all of the time; I have no luck at all.

If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all!”:
I miss buses and oversleep appointments lose my wallet and keys, stub my toes,  step in dog poo and bang my head underneath cabinets.

“Just yesterday, I woke up, got dressed, and a button fell off; I  reached for a closet door and the knob came off!

I grabbed my suitcase, and the handle came off;…

I was afraid,… to go to the bathroom!…”

 

If  it’s true, that “all is written”, how does one explain annoying and troubling
‘nothing is going right’ periods, that persist?

Many gifted psychics, privately affirm that since  ,’all IS written’, awful bad luck events happen, by no  accidents; aligned with spirit, bad luck, in a continuous line, is commonly backstage- orchestrated.


Large and small bad luck occurrences will happen everywhere, all at once, in one’s life, as a spiritual “sign”, an alert that one is sadly far from one’s prearranged spiritual path.

When one has strayed too far away from one’s Heavenly, towards God,  pre-planned ‘blueprint’, self delineated in intricate fashion,  bad luck will stubbornly continue to manifest.

Then, It’s no coincidence that you lost your wallet, spilled the coffee on the computer keyboard, stepped on the cat, had a bathroom pipe leak down onto the kitchen ceiling, got a flat tire and missed the train and that was only Tuesday!

“Nothing is going right!”, life malfunctions, reveal that something else LARGER at stake, down a long hallway, and somewhere else behind our ‘curtains’, is ALSO not right.


Bad luck in series, is the tyrannical effort of Heaven, specifically,
our spirit guides and spirit helpers, who are more than  just trying to get our attention.

I can actually, at this point hear the known cynics and pernicious doubters yet again exclaim,”Your thesis, to me, personally, is just nonsense!”

What about those people who have one good luck event, after another good luck event follow them?

When one is on one’s correct preplanned blueprint’s spiritual path, ‘everything just seems to go right’?

Yes.

If we are progressing correctly, according to “plan”, then all of the little confluences and connections in our life begin to seem to work, and series of fortuitous coincidences occur like perfect magic:

We catch the bus, right on time, we meet that person we were hoping to see, we gain hope and guidance automatically, from kind strangers,  we find that misplaced thing we searched for, garner the needed finances that we sought ;

wonderful coincidences gather like flies at our mustaches.

Only when one is much too far from one’s self-set goals, does all Hell seem to break loose, everywhere and all at once, repeatedly.



Chronic and persistent ‘bad luck’ isn’t the ‘disease’ itself, but is instead an emergent ‘symptom’, of a disease.

But, can it be all that simple?

After learning this, minor constant misfortunes that never seem to end, rather than blindly depress you, will enlighten and cheer you, because it confirms that our path, is indeed a pre-planned path, and that, “Yes, Virginia, there really IS a Santa Claus,”

on ‘stage’, and ‘behind our curtains’.

Consistent negative synchronicities, are messages and bad luck events, now alert us that we are NOT up on our spiritual ‘toes’.

Ask oneself:

Am I being helpful to others or self-consumed and impish?

Am I forgiving, or nurturing grudges?

Am I consoling someone who needs consoling or am I, not wanting to ‘engage’,  avoiding them?

Am I offering charity to someone in need, or cautiously sidestepping involvement?

Am I being supportive or judgmental?

Am I being loving or impatient?

The cessation of bad luck troubles, relies and depends on one’s spiritual shift- of -perspective, a recognition that will appeal to your spirit helpers and spirit guides.

Be calm.

Listen to something emotionally releasing, like taped wholesome standup comedy; laughing can reset brain chemical imbalances from angst and is a wholesome therapy, instrumental in stopping deepening fugue, about persistent bad luck events..

Large doses of laughter can jump start and stir the cheer of one’s lagging soul .


Essentially, one must recognize those backstage  spiritual influences; a prayer for guidance and enlightenment is now tantamount.

Pray, IN THANKS to your spirit helpers and angels, who do a mostly thankless job, most often, and then, ask them for spiritual assistance.

Prayer, to be put back on the ‘right path’  will suffice, and  then all at once, as though in answer, the confluent series of ‘ bad luck’ events will suddenly abate.

Then, be sure to react with love to the situations that next present themselves, to you.

“Why me?!” is always the wrong question.

“Why NOW?” is more apt.

Bad luck in a series of repeated events means that
we have missed the inner signposts of mercy and patience and forgiveness and are indeed far from our set spiritual goals at that moment in time.

Series of bad luck incidents in our lives are NO accidents .

“All is written” may sound facile and glib, but one’s spirit helpers can and will reach from behind the curtains of Heaven and appear almost tyrannical, as they attempt to fast turn one into another direction, like adjusting a human skillet frying pan by grabbing one roughly, by the handle…..

For we are not humans having spiritual experiences, but spirits, having human experiences.

In school, we get the lesson, and then the test ; in spiritual life, we get the test, and then, the lesson..

The ‘spiritual tests’, come in many forms and are daily, weekly and monthly ‘pop-quizzes’ , life-involved, around key moments that internally/spiritually test for one’s :

charity, honesty, modesty, rescue, compassion, or.. sharing;

I usually recognize them, only in retrospect and then also decide that I likely, ‘failed’….

 

“Bad karma”,  emanates from spite, jealousy, anger, revenge, theft, greed and manifests in ‘unfinished spiritual lessons’ scenarios around those themes, throughout future incarnations.

THAT , is ‘bad karma’…

But, how to quickly end spates of bad luck incidents?

Prayer, with feelings only of gratitude, strongly helps to bring a message for the cessation of travails, until one’s head is re-screwed on, properly, to extend love, in all endeavors, to others..

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm

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EVOLUTION AND THE BIBLE- RELIGIOUS RIGHT

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by Paul Schroeder

Evolution is still touted as the Devil’s tool, debated and refused as required curriculum in science classrooms by religious fundamentalists who refute scientific findings.

Bacterial strains, now able to resist antibiotics, only fifty years in use, and malaria’s total resistance to any of the last fifteen years’ known cures, surely both illustrate and represent evolution, in its clearest sense.

Such minds assert and retort that the Devil plants dinosaur bones to confound us and that our Earth, as the Bible states, is merely 6,000 years old- Carbon 14 dating be damned- that man coexisted, lived with dinosaurs.

What can science do to deter such minds who deny the fossil record and who see, “The Flintstones”, as a documentary?


Family Of Man: Evolution and The Human Genome Project


Surprisingly, they may find it hard to deny DNA research findings.

Why?

Because even if they will not admit science into their classrooms or churches, they will admit it into their living rooms!

Through television crime stories, they’re well acquainted with how DNA mirrors an individual’s unique identity and now from genome research we also know it reflects how closely related we all really are to one another and to all Earth life.

The Human Genome Experiment Research Project has determined that the DNA relationships among ALL of Earth’s organisms, are almost as alike as we are to all other humans.

Be it Old Testament God, or E.T.s in UFOs, who are our creators, we are still ‘looking up’, for divine, celestial help.

DNA, Deoxyribonucleic acid, the building tool of living tissues and all of  their functions, has molecular codes that regulate the output of genes, the timing and extent of protein-making, and these are remarkably identical and alike in almost all aspects from the oak tree to a human being, from a whale to a worm, with only negligible differences.

Despite the fact that we LOOK different, from each other, all over the world, or seem different from a tree or a whale, we, all of life, are a family almost exactly identical in our DNA!

The genetic difference between individual humans today is minuscule – about 0.1%, on average.

What about being a “monkey’s uncle”?

Darwin never imagined E.T.s.

(graphic: Earthfiles.com)

Was Darwin onto something?

Surprisingly, the species of African great apes, including humans, has a closer kinship bond with one another than the African apes have with orangutans or other primates.

DNA research cemented that fact.

“If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.” Judith Hayes

The scientific surmise and prediction that was made in 1871 – that human evolution began in Africa, has been upheld by DNA research, as well.

Intelligent design theorists persist and flourish.

 

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Because of many billions of years of constant evolution, humans share genes with each other and all living Earth organisms.

The raw percentage of genes or DNA that organisms share, records their similarities.

Of course, we share more genes with organisms that are more closely related to us, but only a smidgen more.

Today’s humans belong to the unique biological group known as Primates, and are classified with the great apes, one of the larger groups of the primate evolutionary tree.

Besides our distinct similarities in anatomy and behavior, our close biological brotherhood with other primate species is clearly indicated by DNA research evidence.

It clearly confirms that our closest living biological relatives are indeed chimpanzees with whom we share many common traits.

However,we did not evolve directly from any of the primates living today.

Why do religious right folks use the Old Testament, so much?

 

Preachers, at revival meetings get, “AMEN!” when they hollar from the pulpit:

“Iff’en evolution is a happen’en, why don’cha see monkeys STILL a changin’ to people, these a days!?”

As well as common-sense scientific data ignored, larger

spiritual truths, are also widely biblical neglected.

DNA evidence from research clearly shows that our species and chimpanzees diverged from a common ancestor species that lived between 8 and 6 million years ago.

Also, the terminal, last common ancestor of monkeys and apes lived about 25 million years ago.

Our species’ almost negligible genetic DNA variation reveals a common African root for all people living today.

The movement of humans, the permanent migration dispersal to other continents, from Africa, began only a mere 60,000 years ago.

The Bible relates an intervention of a demanding, rule-insistent “God”, whom ancient man saw “descending from the Heavens”.

Human beings differ widely in skin color and other facile, superficial features, but these characteristics occur as gradients, not as separate geographic clusters; the pygmy and tall Nordic basketball player are closest DNA brothers.

Research into ancient DNA reveals amazing insights about ancient forms of mankind before Homo Sapiens.

Ancient DNA has been found, recovered and analyzed in Neanderthal fossil remains.

These ancient preserved  DNA molecules disclose the status of Neanderthals as a separate species, some characteristics of Neanderthal physical appearance, their likely speech capabilities, and population structure.

One species of humankind, living worldwide, is my family of mankind,
an amazingly adaptable creature, Homo sapiens; written into our genes, and into the fossil and behavioral evidence, is our Family Story.

Whom the truth authors of our beings are and were is still controversial.

Evolution’s rudiments, can be proved and explained remarkably easily, to any open mind: Ontology recapitulates Phylogeny. It’s that simple.

That is, the stages of development of an embryo, from a unicellular entity, to a fishlike entity with gills, to an amphibean-like entity, to a primate with a tail, within utero, mirror and reflect all the stages of evolution from our beginnings in the oceans, to our upright status now, as developing, evolving creatures.

I just heard you say,”Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!”

All forms of life farmed throughout the Universe may well be seen as an enormous molecular nanotech creation by a intelligent Creator using amino- acid -thoughts, expressed mathematically.

Crick, DNA’s discoverer, perhaps, said it best:

“Life did not evolve first on Earth, a highly advanced civilization became threatened so they devised a way to pass on their existence.

They genetically-modified their DNA and sent it out from their planet on bacteria or meteorites with the hope that it would collide with another planet.

It did, and that’s why we’re here.

The DNA molecule is the most efficient information storage system in the entire universe.

The immensity of complex, coded and precisely sequenced information is absolutely staggering.

 

The DNA evidence speaks of intelligent, information-bearing design.

Complex DNA coding would have been necessary for even the hypothetical first ‘so-called’ simple cell(s).

Our DNA was encoded with messages from that other civilization.

 

They programmed the molecules so that when we reached a certain level of intelligence, we would be able to access their information, and they could therefore “teach” us about ourselves, and how to progress.

(graphic: Earthfiles.com)

For life to form by chance is mathematically virtually impossible.”
(Crick)

QUOTES

“The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.”
Conklin, Edward

Bookmark quote

“Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.”
Ehrenreich, Barbara

“Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.”
Gilbert, W. S.

“The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival.”
Hoffer, Eric

“I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.”
Twain, Mark

“We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.”
Wald, George

SUPERSTITIONS’ ETYMOLOGY AND NUMERICAL MAGIC

SUPERSTITIONS’ ETYMOLOGY and NUMERICAL MAGIC

by Paul Schroeder
 Phantoms fill the air around us, electromagnetic energy fogs with memories and identity, and superstitions have arisen, as forms of protection against the evil unseen.
Numbers, as supernatural protection, intersect with paranormal magic when the intent of the person’s energy attaches to such numbers.
Seven has always been considered an exponentially lucky number used against that present yet unseen evil.

The Old Testament Bible is the original source that holds seven as a magic number:
-the seventh son of a seventh son,
-seven times around the walls of Jericho,
-the seven seas-
– the seven wonders of the world,
-seven years of good prosperity and seven years of famine,
-the seven ages of man,
-the seven deadly sins,
and culturally:
-seven years bad luck for breaking a silver mirror,
-seven lucky temples of the Arabians,
-seven as a winning throw in dice,
-seven ancient original planets (six and the sun as the seventh),
-seven stars in His hand (Revelations),
-seven days to create the Earth and Heaven, and rest
-seven Brethren to make a perfect lodge,
-and beyond the Bible:
– the seven dwarfs,
-the seven orders of architecture,
-the seven sisters of the Pleiades,
-The 7 Lucky Artifacts:
  • wishbone
  • rabbit’s foot
  • white elephant charm
  • key with heart-lock
  • four-leaf clover
  • swastika (the symbol is pre-Hitlerian)
  • horseshoe,

-the Chinese seven valuables, and so on, ad infinitum.

Rabbit’s feet were always considered lucky and were carried in Ancient and Medieval pockets of garments as a guaranteed ward against bad luck.Medusa Head

Today, one can purchase a dyed novelty item rabbit’s foot for a key-chain, but it will be of a front paw, useless, as only a rabbit’s rear foot has value magically.

It was well known that wild rabbits will rapidly thump their hind foot as an approach signal of danger, to warn  other rabbits in their warren, in much the same way that beavers slap their tails onto the water to alert their families of approaching danger.

Remember ‘Thumper’, of Disney ilk?
So, too, it was thought in ancient times,  that if one carried the rear paw of a wild rabbit hidden in one’s garment or pocket, that the paw would ‘thump’ within, to apprise one of impending imminent or approaching danger, just as the paw did, in life.

However, the rabbit’s foot available today, is the front paw of a domestic rabbit and only a wild rabbit’s hind paw, will suffice as a ward against danger and bring one magical good luck. Medusa Head

Knocking on wood originated in England with the people who built Stonehenge, the ancient Druids, who believed in human sacrifices and also that good spirits dwelled in Pine trees.

Their belief held that if such a Pine tree were brought into one’s home and ‘knocked on’, that the good spirits dwelling within it, would then be released into the home, thus bringing magical good luck.

Modern Christians on Christmas who bring Pine trees into the house and decorate them, are following this ancient pagan Druid’s rite which the Church tried unsuccessfully to extinguish.

This ancient Druid pagan holy day, was originally on December 25th.

The Church stole and supplanted this Druid holiday date in an attempt to substitute it and replace it with their own Holy Day of Christ’s Mass, (Christmas) symbolically representing December 25th as the date of the ‘birth of Christ’ instead of the pagan holy date.

 It is an a’ priori fact that nobody had known, has known, or ever will  know, the true date, of Our Savior’s birth for

 only uneducated, superstitious people, without historical knowledge, believe this birth of Christ date as fact.

Ancient Druids exchanged gifts with each other in their pagan celebration of that Roman agricultural holiday, on December 25th.

 Christians today exchange gifts, still following that pagan ritual, which has nothing to do with what the church tried hard to impose, as Christianity.

The church was patently unable to erase this gift giving Druid element of pagan celebration, despite prodigious efforts to punish those who did.

Mistletoe was revered by these ancient Druids such that it was never allowed to touch the floor and instead was hung from eves, above doorways, and from ceilings.

In their pagan rites, revered and valued mistletoe was used as an aphrodisiac,  a sexual stimulant, for under its horny influence hundreds of young Druid women and young Druid men would go into the fields (‘children of the corn’) to lasciviously and licentiously copulate in public in great numbers, to excite and thus encourage the ‘Gods’, to do likewise, a type of Godly pornography.

Druids believed that the rains which enriched the fields at this holiday time, which fell from the sky, were the ‘seeds of the Gods’, or God’s sperm, which fell down to earth from Godly sexual unions, and were essential in order to stimulate agricultural growth.

Christians who still hang mistletoe are displaying the vestigial remnants of this shameless sexual rite of the pagan Druids, as on Christmas, one can kiss anyone who stands under this herb, without owning guilt or shame.

 The Church was unable to extinguish this Druid magical pagan practice.
Outside of the Church, superstitions of magic also held innate spiritual truths, attached to them.
Black cats were  firmly believed to be  witches’ ‘familiars’, creatures possessed  by demons, evil inhuman creatures,  summoned into black  cats, to do evil; if a black cat crossed your path, it was no accident, but a curse.
Thus, black cats  were virtually exterminated from England.

Breaking a mirror, as a portent of bad luck, originated with prehistoric man, who held that his reflected image was not merely his image, but an actual picture of his spirit and  inner soul, itself.If such a primitive saw his reflection in a puddle or in a pond’s surface, it would cause certain bad luck or even likely death to disrupt that image, by tossing a pebble or stone into it causing ripples.Medusa Head

Interrupting the ‘image’, interrupted life, itself, and thus the mirror shattering superstition prevailed.
Certain African tribes, Middle Eastern as well as American Mennonites consider the taking of their picture with a photograph to be a ‘soul stealing’ intrusive  and unacceptable event.
The number 13, has long been considered bad luck for millennia;  today one will not likely see a number for a 13th airline flight or a designated 13th floor in a city skyscraper; one will likely see 12a or 12b as a utility floor, instead.

This fear of 13 as magical evil goes back into ancient history.

Prehistoric man counted with the only calculator that he had, his two hands with a total of ten fingers and his two feet, counted as not having ten toes, but as each foot being a single digit.

Twelve represented that which could be ‘known’ and

prehistoric man knew therefore that twelve was natural,

considered good and known, twelve months to a year, twelve people on a jury, and so on.
 Thirteen represented and symbolized that beyond which could be counted, or known and  thus , since
prehistoric man feared anything unknown, that number was considered magical and evil and still remains so.

The unknown has always been considered sinister and worthy of being feared.

This precedes the  myth notion that the Last Supper (a Jewish Passover dinner) had 12 disciples and that Judas who betrayed Him, was the unlucky 13th.

However, the number 13 is considered very lucky by the Chinese and Jewish cultures both of whom respectively have thirteen lunar months in their calendars.
The Chinese also have thirteen valuable talisman:  gold, silver, copper, bronze, jade, ivory, amber, wood, water, moon,https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/5c/e4/e5/5ce4e509c81162f00b28c466ada4d021.gif fire, silk and ruby.
Superstitions’ magic in avoiding bad luck, reminds me of the quote,”I wondered why the baseball seemed to be growing so much larger in size, and then.. it hit me.”
Nine is good magic from the novena, the Catholic prayer that extends to nine days, as is three on a match, is considered bad luck ; from combat experience,  a sniper could on seeing an enemy’s distant flame, from the first smoker, to get aim, the second smoker, to get range and the third person lost his face and cigarette to a bullet.

Throwing things at people, is also considered magical, and

throwing certain things,  considered good luck.

Throwing rice at wedding was, from ancient times, considered a sign of good luck, as rice was so prolific, that tossing a handful into a puddle caused it to germinate within a few days.

Throwing rice, therefore, was thought to bring good marital reproductive luck,  to magically cause the bride to have many healthy babies.

If one doesn’t like the groom,  one may throw five pound bags of rice, in an attempt to seriously wound him.

Throwing coins into a wedding fountain accompanied by good wishes and throwing bridal bouquets also are both magically attributed with bringing good luck.

Throwing salt over one’s left shoulder, prevents evil from approaching, as salt is magical, absorbs negative energy and is reputed to kill witches.

It’s called the ‘spice of life’.

 Before refrigeration, salt was widely used to preserve any perishable food.

In Roman times, a soldier’s pay was given in bag measures of salt, (saline) instead of in coin money and thus the word,’ salary’ comes from the word ‘salt’, given as payment for military services rendered.

Salt that is blessed and left in a continuous line to encircle a house troubled with loathsome spirits, can create an effective ward or barrier to protect those inside from more harassment.

I know from personal experience, that this particular aspect of blessed salt is positively true, and not at all mere superstition. 

Salt is so valuable and so magical that if one spills salt accidentally, one is left unprotected by its magic, and evil ones approach at once over one’s left shoulder.

Throwing salt over one’s left shoulder into evil’s face reestablishes salt’s protection for your aural/astral energies, against evil ones.

The very word for ‘left’, in French is ‘gauche’ which literally means ‘wrong’.
A left handed handshake was always considered very sinister.
‘Right’, on the other hand, to coin a pun, is considered good; one seats one’s most favored guests at a wedding to the right of one on a dais and one’s ‘right hand man’ is more than one’s best friend.

In fact for the first 100 years of our country’s educational system children were forced to write with their right hand if they were naturally southpaws, as left handedness was then surely considered a sign of the devil.

One is still hard pressed to find any left handed desks for pupils to write with today in too many modern classrooms.

Directions aside, finally, magic exists in ladders.

If one leaves a high open ladder in evidence in the middle of a busy city street, many people will  avoid walking under it.

Walking under a ladder as a sign of bad luck originated in England in the 17th century, when pickpockets were hung from the neck  until death, from tall ladders,  publicly, capital punishment for the minor crime of being a pickpocket.

Pickpockets roamed and picked pockets, and worked those crowds who had assembled to witness such executions,  a grim reminder that capital punishment, as a deterrent, simply doesn’t ever work.

It was believed that should someone walk under that ladder, after the hanged criminal’s body was removed,  the ghostly spirit of the dead criminal lingering there would attach to and follow one home, to cause havoc and eventually spiritual possession, in an attempt  to continue to steal, but this time, the most valuable of assets, one’s soul.

Are these foolhardy assumptions, contrary to science or do they point towards remnants of lost spiritual truths, about how the Universe reacts to evil, bad luck and unseen sinister entities?
Science stumbles when the paranormal, magic or spirit is discussed, however,
the laws of the unseen all around us , extend within the paranormal and the mind’s superstitions mixed with the mind’s intent, can indeed often  protect against it.
EPILOGUE:
—=Additional superstitions that have defied my etymological research:
Put almonds in your pocket when you need to find something.
Scatter chili peppers around your house to break a curse.
Never blow out the first candle you lit before you blow out the others or bad luck will follow.
Throw rice in the air to make it rain.
Ask an orange a yes or no question and count the seeds. An even number of seeds means no and an odd number means yes.
In a photograph of three, the person in the middle will die first.
Walk through the branches of a maple tree to have a long life.
Carry peach wood to have a long life. Eat a peach to assist in making a tough decision.
Mix salt and pepper together and scatter it around your house to repel evil.
Do not whistle at night.
Eat mustard seed to ensure fertility.
Place chips of cedar wood in a box with some coins to draw money to you.
If you bite your tongue, someone is talking about you or thinking of you.
Hanging up a new calendar before the year is over will bring bad luck