Superstition is going to come back with a vengeance

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Everything comes from somewhere. All science has been proven incorrect, or incomplete over the course of time, but the basic truths people have understood or believed in have persevered throughout the ages. Whether it be in the form of religion, superstition, cultural convention, or passed down from generation to generation in the form of stories and rituals, there is an internal wisdom that has been found, lost, and I suspect will be found again as the digital mind catches up with our analog hearts.

Odd, apparently nonsensical things, like reading tea leaves spinning in a cup of water, or throwing bones or sticks in the air and divining some meaning from how they fall can tell us more than we might suspect. The actual actions themselves are less important than the mind and soul that is focusing on them. Elements of randomness cast from us with certain strong held intentions will tend to be influenced by those intentions, and, if the practitioner can get out of their own way, can provide insight into otherwise intractable problems or questions.

Thousands of years before germ theory, people knew from experience that sticking a finger up their own ass then sticking it in their neighbor’s eye would give them a red, itchy eye. Who’s to say we don’t find a concrete description for why certain things have been classified as bad luck, or a bad omen? We now understand that the hard and fast physical world that governs the majority of our actions is itself governed by a subatomic world that follows a very different set of rules, most of which are not completely (or at all) understood by us at this point in time. What we do know is these subatomic particles can be influenced by energies from various and unlikely sources, one of those being our observation, and own minds and bodies.

Is it possible for an item or place to be “cursed” by repeated violent or painful actions or intentions? Is it possible for a place to be “blessed” by love and healing energies? People throughout history sure seem to think so, and it’s been proven time and again that over a long enough period of time basic wisdom and understanding holds truer than the next new science fad. So don’t be surprised if we start seeing mathematic equations for all the stuff your grandmother used to bug you about.

Organized religion is still crap though, except for all the stuff that isn’t.

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