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Mystical Impressions: Views of Luck in Japan and AbroadEhab Ahmed Ebeid

Superstitions lurk in every culture. Whether people try to avoid opening an umbrella indoors, crossing paths with a black cat, spilling coffee, or clipping their nails after dark, their beliefs are positioned as mental guards against the malicious forces of the unseen. Western cultures attach a strong stigma to the number 13, although the roots of this aversion are hard to pin down. Some believ…

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