Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited January 17, 2017, 10:48 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Win with Magic ( numbers and more)

Topic closed. 384 replies. Last post 5 years ago by sully16.

Page 18 of 26
4.919
PrintE-mailLink
Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

United States
Member #76986
July 10, 2009
8068 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 28, 2011, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

Plants Representing Luck

 

 
 
 
30. Four Leaf Clover  159  420  164
The Four Leaf Clover is a popular Western symbol of luck, probably due to its association with St. Patrick's Day.

Four-leaf clovers do exist, they just are not as common as the three-leaf variety. (Flora Brittanica). If you find one, it's considered good luck. Legend goes that when Eve had to leave paradise she took a four-leafed Clover along for Good Luck.
 



31. Bamboo  845
A gift of bamboo is considered good luck, specifically the Dracaena (botanical name) Lucky Bamboo; a member of the lily family that grows in the tropical Rainforests of Southeast Asia and Africa, it needs little care which makes it a perfect house or office plant.
 
 
 
Four Leaf Clover   ~    Three (Shamrock) Leaf Clover
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Lucky Bamboo Plant
 
    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
    Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
    United States
    Member #73904
    April 28, 2009
    14903 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 28, 2011, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

    Plants Representing Luck

     

     
     
     
    30. Four Leaf Clover  159  420  164
    The Four Leaf Clover is a popular Western symbol of luck, probably due to its association with St. Patrick's Day.

    Four-leaf clovers do exist, they just are not as common as the three-leaf variety. (Flora Brittanica). If you find one, it's considered good luck. Legend goes that when Eve had to leave paradise she took a four-leafed Clover along for Good Luck.
     



    31. Bamboo  845
    A gift of bamboo is considered good luck, specifically the Dracaena (botanical name) Lucky Bamboo; a member of the lily family that grows in the tropical Rainforests of Southeast Asia and Africa, it needs little care which makes it a perfect house or office plant.
     
     
     
    Four Leaf Clover   ~    Three (Shamrock) Leaf Clover
     
      
     
     
     
     
     
    Lucky Bamboo Plant
     

    I'm glad to hear that bamboo is good luck, Moon, cuz I got a whole crop of fishin' poles growin' around me here in the holler.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

     

     

      Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

      United States
      Member #76986
      July 10, 2009
      8068 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 28, 2011, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

      I'm glad to hear that bamboo is good luck, Moon, cuz I got a whole crop of fishin' poles growin' around me here in the holler.

      Ridge, look around your holler and see if you got any of those old bamboo fishing poles made by these folks. They could be worth a few thousand dollars and up to $20,000 ... I hear tell. Wink

      • Gillum
      • Garrison
      • Dickerson
      • Payne
      • Young
      • Leonard
      • Orvis

       

      Everett Garrison Old BAmboo Rod Detail

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
        United States
        Member #73904
        April 28, 2009
        14903 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 28, 2011, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

        Ridge, look around your holler and see if you got any of those old bamboo fishing poles made by these folks. They could be worth a few thousand dollars and up to $20,000 ... I hear tell. Wink

        • Gillum
        • Garrison
        • Dickerson
        • Payne
        • Young
        • Leonard
        • Orvis

         

        Everett Garrison Old BAmboo Rod Detail

        Yeah Moon, I got a couple of those in the barn (real old, don't know the names) but the rest are still growin' wild in the holler and on the ridges.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

          Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

          United States
          Member #76986
          July 10, 2009
          8068 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

          Wish Makers    Make A Wish

           

           
           
          32. A Wishing Well   353  184  197
          A wishing well is a place where you toss a coin (another symbol of good luck) and make a wish.

          The ancients believed that a token gift to the gods would keep the wells from running dry. They and others also believed that the gods of the sea could be kept happy if a few coins were occasionally thrown their way as a tribute.

          A custom observed all over the world, says that if you look for your reflection in the water and then make a wish after throwing a coin into it, the wish will be granted. But when in Rome, remember that their sea gods will accept no less than three coins.

           
           
          33. Wishbone   346
          A wishbone is a symbol of good luck. It also is a wish maker.

          Two people tug on the wishbone, each making a wish. After the wishbone breaks, the person with the bigger piece will have their wish granted.


           
           
          34. Stray Eyelash   840
          A stray eyelash is seen as a wish maker, much like the wishbone.

          If a stray eyelash falls upon your cheek, place it on your finger, make a wish, then blow the eyelash away.


           
           
          35. Falling Star  119   925   133   165   174
          A falling star or a "shooting" star as it is sometimes called, grants the person lucky enough to see it, a secret wish.
           
           
           
          Wishing Well  ~  Coins in a Fountain
           
               
           
           
               
           
           
           
           
          Wishbone
           
           
           
                               
           
           
           
           
           
            Stray Eyelash
           
           
           
           
           
          Falling or Shooting Star
           
           
           
           
            
            sully16's avatar - sharan
            Ringleader
            Michigan
            United States
            Member #81740
            October 28, 2009
            41947 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 30, 2011, 8:00 am - IP Logged

            Wish Makers    Make A Wish

             

             
             
            32. A Wishing Well   353  184  197
            A wishing well is a place where you toss a coin (another symbol of good luck) and make a wish.

            The ancients believed that a token gift to the gods would keep the wells from running dry. They and others also believed that the gods of the sea could be kept happy if a few coins were occasionally thrown their way as a tribute.

            A custom observed all over the world, says that if you look for your reflection in the water and then make a wish after throwing a coin into it, the wish will be granted. But when in Rome, remember that their sea gods will accept no less than three coins.

             
             
            33. Wishbone   346
            A wishbone is a symbol of good luck. It also is a wish maker.

            Two people tug on the wishbone, each making a wish. After the wishbone breaks, the person with the bigger piece will have their wish granted.


             
             
            34. Stray Eyelash   840
            A stray eyelash is seen as a wish maker, much like the wishbone.

            If a stray eyelash falls upon your cheek, place it on your finger, make a wish, then blow the eyelash away.


             
             
            35. Falling Star  119   925   133   165   174
            A falling star or a "shooting" star as it is sometimes called, grants the person lucky enough to see it, a secret wish.
             
             
             
            Wishing Well  ~  Coins in a Fountain
             
                 
             
             
                 
             
             
             
             
            Wishbone
             
             
             
                                 
             
             
             
             
             
              Stray Eyelash
             
             
             
             
             
            Falling or Shooting Star
             
             
             
             
              

            When ever we go up north , part of our night time fun , is to watch for shooting stars, and we never pass up a wishing well.

             HyperBe Happy.

              Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

              United States
              Member #76986
              July 10, 2009
              8068 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 30, 2011, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

              Good Luck Gemstones   

              Do You Believe in Magic?

                
               
               
               
              36. Amber     143
              Amber is thought to be a bit of the sun with the power to bring good fortune.
              The Greeks called this Amber "elektron", which gave us our word of electricity, and its power to give off sparks when rubbed may be why many people have considered it a lucky charm. Both the Chinese and the Muslims burn amber as incense as a protection against evil spirits.


              37. Sapphire    479
              The sapphire has been a symbol of good luck since the most ancient of times.
              The Greeks believed that to wear the sapphire was to invite the favor of the gods.

              In the ancient Middle East, this blue stone was believed to have supernatural powers. It was said to have been the centerpiece of King Solomon's ring.

              In India, it has the power to bring health and wealth.

              Among its other powers in other parts of the world are the ability to repel spiders, to protect virgins and to turn away envy.


              38.  Cat's Eye  and Tiger's Eye     501   613
              The Cat's Eye clears all obstacles and helps one to move ahead in life. It also wards off the Evil Eye, Ghosts, Spirits and negative planetary influences.

              In India, it is common wisdom that if one carries a cat's eye stone, fortune will never diminish. Among gamblers, it is a charm of choice to bring luck in games of chance.
              It protects one from unforeseen losses in business or profession, and ensures financial stability, by guarding the owner's wealth.
               
               
               
                    Amber
               
               
               
               
               
              Sapphires come in many colors
               
                    
               
               
               
               
              Cat's Eye   Tiger's Eye
                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                United States
                Member #73904
                April 28, 2009
                14903 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 31, 2011, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                Good Luck Gemstones   

                Do You Believe in Magic?

                  
                 
                 
                 
                36. Amber     143
                Amber is thought to be a bit of the sun with the power to bring good fortune.
                The Greeks called this Amber "elektron", which gave us our word of electricity, and its power to give off sparks when rubbed may be why many people have considered it a lucky charm. Both the Chinese and the Muslims burn amber as incense as a protection against evil spirits.


                37. Sapphire    479
                The sapphire has been a symbol of good luck since the most ancient of times.
                The Greeks believed that to wear the sapphire was to invite the favor of the gods.

                In the ancient Middle East, this blue stone was believed to have supernatural powers. It was said to have been the centerpiece of King Solomon's ring.

                In India, it has the power to bring health and wealth.

                Among its other powers in other parts of the world are the ability to repel spiders, to protect virgins and to turn away envy.


                38.  Cat's Eye  and Tiger's Eye     501   613
                The Cat's Eye clears all obstacles and helps one to move ahead in life. It also wards off the Evil Eye, Ghosts, Spirits and negative planetary influences.

                In India, it is common wisdom that if one carries a cat's eye stone, fortune will never diminish. Among gamblers, it is a charm of choice to bring luck in games of chance.
                It protects one from unforeseen losses in business or profession, and ensures financial stability, by guarding the owner's wealth.
                 
                 
                 
                      Amber
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                Sapphires come in many colors
                 
                      
                 
                 
                 
                 
                Cat's Eye   Tiger's Eye

                Do You Believe in Magic?

                Yes, I even have the record!

                By The Lovin' Spoonful.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

                  sully16's avatar - sharan
                  Ringleader
                  Michigan
                  United States
                  Member #81740
                  October 28, 2009
                  41947 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 31, 2011, 8:05 am - IP Logged

                  Do You Believe in Magic?

                  Yes, I even have the record!

                  By The Lovin' Spoonful.

                  Doesn't everyone.?

                   HyperBe Happy.

                    Empress-N's avatar - voodoo
                    Have At It Then...Go Ahead!!!
                    United States
                    Member #73903
                    April 28, 2009
                    1433 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 31, 2011, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                    Good Luck Gemstones   

                    Do You Believe in Magic?

                      
                     
                     
                     
                    36. Amber     143
                    Amber is thought to be a bit of the sun with the power to bring good fortune.
                    The Greeks called this Amber "elektron", which gave us our word of electricity, and its power to give off sparks when rubbed may be why many people have considered it a lucky charm. Both the Chinese and the Muslims burn amber as incense as a protection against evil spirits.


                    37. Sapphire    479
                    The sapphire has been a symbol of good luck since the most ancient of times.
                    The Greeks believed that to wear the sapphire was to invite the favor of the gods.

                    In the ancient Middle East, this blue stone was believed to have supernatural powers. It was said to have been the centerpiece of King Solomon's ring.

                    In India, it has the power to bring health and wealth.

                    Among its other powers in other parts of the world are the ability to repel spiders, to protect virgins and to turn away envy.


                    38.  Cat's Eye  and Tiger's Eye     501   613
                    The Cat's Eye clears all obstacles and helps one to move ahead in life. It also wards off the Evil Eye, Ghosts, Spirits and negative planetary influences.

                    In India, it is common wisdom that if one carries a cat's eye stone, fortune will never diminish. Among gamblers, it is a charm of choice to bring luck in games of chance.
                    It protects one from unforeseen losses in business or profession, and ensures financial stability, by guarding the owner's wealth.
                     
                     
                     
                          Amber
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                    Sapphires come in many colors
                     
                          
                     
                     
                     
                     
                    Cat's Eye   Tiger's Eye

                    Do You Believe in Magic?

                     

                    Yes I do.

                     

                    Harve$t Moon and Sully16, this thread has been a magical, mystical, beautiful dream for me. It is very informative and inspirational.

                    Thank you!!!

                    $1 Billion

                    Touch The Money For Luck!!!

                     "Claim It! Believe It! Receive It!"

                    I am who I am,   Not because of who I am,   But because the Great I AM,   Made me who I am.

                    Power Numbers   Where Is The Courtesy ??  Universal Dreams  Empress-N Hot Triads  All States P4 - Triads
                    Lotto Losers Lounge  WV - P3   WV - P4  Harve$t Moon Billionaires Club - Members Only  H$M - Holiday Music TRIADS All States P4  Lottery Bible 


                    __________________________________________________________________

                      sully16's avatar - sharan
                      Ringleader
                      Michigan
                      United States
                      Member #81740
                      October 28, 2009
                      41947 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 31, 2011, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Thank you Empress-N , coming up next are the different types of magic.

                       HyperBe Happy.

                        Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

                        United States
                        Member #76986
                        July 10, 2009
                        8068 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: June 1, 2011, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Luck Comes in All Different Shapes and Objects

                        Ancient Superstitions

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                        39. Ankh   651
                        A symbol of eternal life, a cross topped with a loop comes to us from ancient Egypt where it was an indispensable lucky charm for the Pharaohs. The gods are often seen holding an ankh to someone's lips, this is considered to be an offering of "The Breath of Life". The breath you will need in the after life.
                         


                        40. Axe   610
                        Axes are lucky charms that can bring success. Archaeologists have unearthed talismans in the shape of an Axe head in all parts of the world. They usually have holes in them, indicating that they were worn around the neck.

                        Ancient art from the Far East, pre-Columbian America, the Mediterranean, and Africa frequently depicts a double-bladed Axe to indicate power.
                         


                        41. Circle   140
                        The circle is one of mankind's oldest symbols of good fortune. It stands for eternity because it is without beginning or end. It is a sign of completeness, perfection, and wholeness.

                        The concept gave us many kinds of lucky symbols, including rings of every description and the circular designs of Amish hex signs, not to mention the weaths we hang on our doors at Christmas-time.
                         


                        42. Crescent   650
                        Among the most powerful of all lucky symbols, the crescent is especially lucky for young children and their mothers.

                        In ancient Egypt, the crescent moon was the symbol of Isis, the Mother of the Gods. As its symbolism spread throughout the world, it eventually became a symbol of paradise, when represented with a star. It is particularly significant in Islam.
                         


                        43. Cross   570
                        Although the cross has come to be a symbol of Christianity, it was both a religious and lucky sign for centuries before the Christian era. It has been found in parts of the world where the message of Christianity never reached. In most pagan religions, the cross represents the tree of life.

                        In some ancient cultures, the crosspiece intersecting the upright piece, represented a ladder that helped a worshiper to reach God. In other cultures, the upright pointed the way to heaven and the crosspiece represented earthly influences.
                         


                        44. Hand     630
                        In just about every Mediterranean country, charms in the shape of human hands have been powerful symbols of good luck.

                        In Muslim countries, the hand is made with the thumb and fingers outstretched in honor of Fatima, the favorite daughter of the prophet Mohammad. Fatima was one of only three women worthy of entering heaven. The thumb represents the prophet himself, the first finger represents Fatima, the middle finger her husband, and the others her two sons.

                        The ancient Etruscans and the Greeks wore lucky amulets representing a fist with the thumb tucked beneath the fingers. Similar charms with the index finger extended were believed to have power to ward off the evil eye. Sometimes a simple hand gesture encourages good luck or helps ward off bad luck.

                        In many countries, but especially in Italy, the evil eye is thwarted with the so-called "devil's horn," the fist clenched with the index and little fingers outstretched.
                         


                        45. Heart   409
                        Charms in the shape of hearts are obviously intended to bring luck in love.

                        In Christianity, the heart is seen as a representation of love and wisdom. In Egypt, the heart is seen as the center of our psychic energy and were thought to have power over the influences of black magic. Islam sees the heart as the basis of thought.
                         


                        46. Horn   228
                        The horn, signifies strength power and abundance. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology the horn represented the phallus.

                        Because of the horn's form, it is equally effective for both male and female as a sexual symbol.

                        Sometimes called the horn of plenty, this charm signifies future wealth and prosperity.

                        Like crescents, which they resemble, charms in the form of animal horns are believed to have great power over the evil eye.
                         


                        47. Key  200
                        As a symbol of luck, a single key is among the most important, not to mention one of the oldest, of charms.

                        A key given as a gift between lovers is considered a symbol of unlocking the door to the heart. It is believed that the giver will be lucky in love.

                        The Greeks and Romans believed it represented the "Key of Life" and had the power to unlock the door through which prayers reached the gods. It was also used to promote remembrance of things past and foresight for things to come.

                        The ancients attached special significance to keys made of silver, the metal sacred to the goddess Diana. She was the protector of doorways and thresholds as well as the special guardian of mothers-to-be.

                        Among the Japanese, three keys tied together are considered a powerful lucky charm. They enable the wearer to unlock the doors that lead to love, health, and wealth.

                        According to the Gypsies of Eastern Europe, a door key with a metal ring attached will ensure a good night's sleep, if it is hung upside down over the bed. It will also prevent nightmares.
                         


                        48. Ladder   139
                        Ladders have been considered lucky symbols for centuries. The Egyptians usually placed them in their tombs to help the souls of the dead climb heavenward. They also carried charms in the form of ladders, to help avoid earthly temptation and to climb to greater heights.

                        Ladders enter the realm of the unlucky when they are leaned against a wall to form a triangle with the ground. The same triangle is formed by an open stepladder. The three sides are believed to represent the basic family unit -father, mother, and child- and passing through it can violate the unity of the family. Others say the triangle represents the Trinity, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, the unity of which must also never be interrupted.

                        There is an antidote, of course. If you should unwittingly wander under a ladder, you can save yourself by crossing your fingers and spitting three times through the ladder's rungs.
                         


                        49. Triangle   494
                        In engineering, the triangle is considered the strongest and most indestructible form for structures of every description. Even before mankind began to realize this, practitioners of ancient religions found mystical significance in the shape of a triangle and frequently fashioned charms and amulets in that shape.

                        It was perceived as representing the cycle of life-birth, maturity and death and as such it stood for the harmony of humans with their gods. It was considered a sacrilege to break its perfect shape.

                        The ancient Egyptians used this holy shape when they created the great pyramids, which many today regard all by themselves as symbols of good luck, even though they are in reality monuments of dead. The architects who designed them combined four triangles as a symbol of the coming together of the forces of earth and of heaven.
                         


                        50. Wheel   490
                        The flag of modern India has Buddha's Wheel of Life as its centerpiece. It was said that Buddha himself drew such a wheel in a rice field to teach his followers that all creation is a series of causes and effects following each other like the turning of a wheel.

                        As a circle representing eternity, the wheel appears frequently as a lucky charm in many cultures. It symbolizes that bad luck passes and good luck rises, just as a wheel is turned.
                         
                        Thanks ~ Squidoo
                         
                        Pictures to follow in the next post.
                          Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

                          United States
                          Member #76986
                          July 10, 2009
                          8068 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: June 1, 2011, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Luck Comes in All Different Shapes and Objects

                          Ancient Superstitions

                           

                           
                           
                           
                           
                          39. Ankh   651
                          A symbol of eternal life, a cross topped with a loop comes to us from ancient Egypt where it was an indispensable lucky charm for the Pharaohs. The gods are often seen holding an ankh to someone's lips, this is considered to be an offering of "The Breath of Life". The breath you will need in the after life.
                           


                          40. Axe   610
                          Axes are lucky charms that can bring success. Archaeologists have unearthed talismans in the shape of an Axe head in all parts of the world. They usually have holes in them, indicating that they were worn around the neck.

                          Ancient art from the Far East, pre-Columbian America, the Mediterranean, and Africa frequently depicts a double-bladed Axe to indicate power.
                           


                          41. Circle   140
                          The circle is one of mankind's oldest symbols of good fortune. It stands for eternity because it is without beginning or end. It is a sign of completeness, perfection, and wholeness.

                          The concept gave us many kinds of lucky symbols, including rings of every description and the circular designs of Amish hex signs, not to mention the weaths we hang on our doors at Christmas-time.
                           


                          42. Crescent   650
                          Among the most powerful of all lucky symbols, the crescent is especially lucky for young children and their mothers.

                          In ancient Egypt, the crescent moon was the symbol of Isis, the Mother of the Gods. As its symbolism spread throughout the world, it eventually became a symbol of paradise, when represented with a star. It is particularly significant in Islam.
                           


                          43. Cross   570
                          Although the cross has come to be a symbol of Christianity, it was both a religious and lucky sign for centuries before the Christian era. It has been found in parts of the world where the message of Christianity never reached. In most pagan religions, the cross represents the tree of life.

                          In some ancient cultures, the crosspiece intersecting the upright piece, represented a ladder that helped a worshiper to reach God. In other cultures, the upright pointed the way to heaven and the crosspiece represented earthly influences.
                           


                          44. Hand     630
                          In just about every Mediterranean country, charms in the shape of human hands have been powerful symbols of good luck.

                          In Muslim countries, the hand is made with the thumb and fingers outstretched in honor of Fatima, the favorite daughter of the prophet Mohammad. Fatima was one of only three women worthy of entering heaven. The thumb represents the prophet himself, the first finger represents Fatima, the middle finger her husband, and the others her two sons.

                          The ancient Etruscans and the Greeks wore lucky amulets representing a fist with the thumb tucked beneath the fingers. Similar charms with the index finger extended were believed to have power to ward off the evil eye. Sometimes a simple hand gesture encourages good luck or helps ward off bad luck.

                          In many countries, but especially in Italy, the evil eye is thwarted with the so-called "devil's horn," the fist clenched with the index and little fingers outstretched.
                           


                          45. Heart   409
                          Charms in the shape of hearts are obviously intended to bring luck in love.

                          In Christianity, the heart is seen as a representation of love and wisdom. In Egypt, the heart is seen as the center of our psychic energy and were thought to have power over the influences of black magic. Islam sees the heart as the basis of thought.
                           


                          46. Horn   228
                          The horn, signifies strength power and abundance. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology the horn represented the phallus.

                          Because of the horn's form, it is equally effective for both male and female as a sexual symbol.

                          Sometimes called the horn of plenty, this charm signifies future wealth and prosperity.

                          Like crescents, which they resemble, charms in the form of animal horns are believed to have great power over the evil eye.
                           


                          47. Key  200
                          As a symbol of luck, a single key is among the most important, not to mention one of the oldest, of charms.

                          A key given as a gift between lovers is considered a symbol of unlocking the door to the heart. It is believed that the giver will be lucky in love.

                          The Greeks and Romans believed it represented the "Key of Life" and had the power to unlock the door through which prayers reached the gods. It was also used to promote remembrance of things past and foresight for things to come.

                          The ancients attached special significance to keys made of silver, the metal sacred to the goddess Diana. She was the protector of doorways and thresholds as well as the special guardian of mothers-to-be.

                          Among the Japanese, three keys tied together are considered a powerful lucky charm. They enable the wearer to unlock the doors that lead to love, health, and wealth.

                          According to the Gypsies of Eastern Europe, a door key with a metal ring attached will ensure a good night's sleep, if it is hung upside down over the bed. It will also prevent nightmares.
                           


                          48. Ladder   139
                          Ladders have been considered lucky symbols for centuries. The Egyptians usually placed them in their tombs to help the souls of the dead climb heavenward. They also carried charms in the form of ladders, to help avoid earthly temptation and to climb to greater heights.

                          Ladders enter the realm of the unlucky when they are leaned against a wall to form a triangle with the ground. The same triangle is formed by an open stepladder. The three sides are believed to represent the basic family unit -father, mother, and child- and passing through it can violate the unity of the family. Others say the triangle represents the Trinity, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, the unity of which must also never be interrupted.

                          There is an antidote, of course. If you should unwittingly wander under a ladder, you can save yourself by crossing your fingers and spitting three times through the ladder's rungs.
                           


                          49. Triangle   494
                          In engineering, the triangle is considered the strongest and most indestructible form for structures of every description. Even before mankind began to realize this, practitioners of ancient religions found mystical significance in the shape of a triangle and frequently fashioned charms and amulets in that shape.

                          It was perceived as representing the cycle of life-birth, maturity and death and as such it stood for the harmony of humans with their gods. It was considered a sacrilege to break its perfect shape.

                          The ancient Egyptians used this holy shape when they created the great pyramids, which many today regard all by themselves as symbols of good luck, even though they are in reality monuments of dead. The architects who designed them combined four triangles as a symbol of the coming together of the forces of earth and of heaven.
                           


                          50. Wheel   490
                          The flag of modern India has Buddha's Wheel of Life as its centerpiece. It was said that Buddha himself drew such a wheel in a rice field to teach his followers that all creation is a series of causes and effects following each other like the turning of a wheel.

                          As a circle representing eternity, the wheel appears frequently as a lucky charm in many cultures. It symbolizes that bad luck passes and good luck rises, just as a wheel is turned.
                           
                          Thanks ~ Squidoo
                           
                          Pictures to follow in the next post.
                          Ankh
                           
                              Ankh ~ Life Health Strength
                           
                           
                           
                          Axe
                           
                               
                           
                           
                           
                          Circle
                           
                             
                           
                           
                           
                           
                          Crescent
                           
                             
                           
                           
                           
                          Cross 
                           
                             
                           
                           
                           
                          Hand
                          lucky hand root
                           
                           
                           
                          Heart
                           
                            
                           
                           
                           
                          Horn
                            
                           
                           
                          Key
                           
                            
                           
                           
                           
                          Ladder
                           
                              
                           
                           
                           
                          Triangle
                           
                                  
                           
                           
                           
                           
                          Wheel
                           
                                 
                            sully16's avatar - sharan
                            Ringleader
                            Michigan
                            United States
                            Member #81740
                            October 28, 2009
                            41947 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: June 2, 2011, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                            Thank you Harve$t Moon, That was an absolutely intriguing read, I really enjoyed your good luck charms and their origins. Lovies

                             HyperBe Happy.

                              sully16's avatar - sharan
                              Ringleader
                              Michigan
                              United States
                              Member #81740
                              October 28, 2009
                              41947 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: June 2, 2011, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                              There are different types of magic, the 3 main types are called Homeopathic, Sympathetic, and Contagious.

                              Homeopathic Magic, is based on the assumption that like produces like, It means that if some form of action is performed on something, it will have the same impact on the intended real thing.

                              Sympathetic Magic, This magic is performed on the main principle that if it is performed on an object or objects , the same will happen to the person or object which is under its influence. The relation is made between objects of attachment.

                              using a personal item of the intended, often, charms, prayers, spells, songs , blessings or chants are performed.

                              Contagious Magic, supports the notion that if a person has contact with certain things, they will influence that person . Example, VooDoo dolls, they are attached with hair , fingernails, teeth, or very special item of the intended target. This can be used to either help or hurt the intended.

                               HyperBe Happy.

                                 
                                Page 18 of 26