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Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by MrT2011(m): 12:01am On Jul 11, 2014
Breaking a mirror can even make a skeptic shudder for a brief
moment! The superstition is an old one and has managed to keep
its strength over the years. In fact, many superstitions exist for
mirrors but the particular beliefs centering around broken mirrors
are the most common today.

Mirrors are thought to have two supernatural abilities:


1. They bring bad luck

2. The help tell the future

Before mirrors came along, any reflective surface was considered
to be magical and credited with the ability to look into the future.

In ancient mythology we can often find the gods and goddesses, as well as mere mortals, looking into the still water to catch a glimpse of their fate. The power of reflective surfaces to captivate and deceive are also featured strongly in such myths as Narcissus and Snow White. Reflective surfaces like shiny metals and mirrors
were also used to receive messages from the gods.

Queen Elizabeth's court magician and well-known alchemist, John
Dee, used a mirror for scrying. He has been credited with
prophesying the plot to kill King James in 1605.

Because mirrors were thought to hold the key to the future, to
break one was to shatter your own future.

One of the techniques devised to reverse the bad luck was to bury all the pieces deep
within the earth. Another superstition for breaking a mirror was that shortly thereafter a family member would die.

Other Mirror Superstitions:

¤ To see your reflection in a mirror is to see your own soul, which
is why a vampire, who are without a soul, have no reflection.

¤If a couple first catch sight of each other in a mirror, they will have a happy marriage.

¤If a mirror falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will
soon die.

¤Any mirrors in a room where someone has recently died, must
be covered so that the dead person's soul does not get trapped
behind the glass. Superstition has it that the Devil invented mirrors
for this very purpose.

¤It is bad luck to see your face in a mirror when sitting by candlelight.

¤Before mirrors, in ancient societies, if you caught sight of your reflection or dreamt of it, you would soon die.

¤Someone seeing their reflection in a room where someone has
recently died, will soon die themselves.

¤Babies should not look into a mirror for the first year of their lives.

¤Actors believe that it is bad luck to see their reflection while looking
over the shoulder of another person.

¤To see an image of her future husband, a woman is told to eat an apple while sitting in front of a mirror and then brush her hair. An
image of the man will appear behind her shoulder.

Source: www.csicop.org/superstition/library/mirrors/
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by Onlinebizexpert(m): 12:04am On Jul 11, 2014
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Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by Nobody: 12:32am On Jul 11, 2014
they haf come again...
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by MrT2011(m): 12:45am On Jul 11, 2014
patrickdarlins: they haf come again...

To enlighten you, right?
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by Nobody: 6:47am On Jul 11, 2014
MrT2011:

To enlighten you, right?
no....to threaten me!!!!...
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by MrT2011(m): 8:40am On Jul 11, 2014
patrickdarlins: no....to threaten me!!!!...


But it's real!

Remember! Ignorance is not an excuse.
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by Nobody: 8:51am On Jul 11, 2014
MrT2011:


But it's real!

Remember! Ignorance is not an excuse.
i better be ignorant to dis one oo...cos it wont scare me in my closet....and bsides...dey are all fallacy...i dnt blive any...
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by MrT2011(m): 11:27pm On Jul 11, 2014
patrickdarlins: i better be ignorant to dis one oo...cos it wont scare me in my closet....and bsides...dey are all fallacy...i dnt blive any...


It's not by choice that we believe the mysteries of life. They are always there hidden from us. The more we become aware of them, the more we become wiser.
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by Nobody: 5:02am On Jul 12, 2014
MrT2011:


It's not by choice that we believe the mysteries of life. They are always there hidden from us. The more we become aware of them, the more we become wiser.
ok...nice meeting you..am PATRICK...wats your name??.......winks...
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by mployer(m): 5:25am On Jul 12, 2014
How come I never heard any of these?
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by MrT2011(m): 11:36am On Jul 12, 2014
patrickdarlins: ok...nice meeting you..am PATRICK...wats your name??.......winks...

Ooh! Thank you. My name is Nkpi!!!
Nice to meet u tooo. wink
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by MrT2011(m): 11:40am On Jul 12, 2014
mployer: How come I never heard any of these?


smiley smiley smiley We can not know everything overnight. As time goes on we learn. Today you know!

Just take note and care.
Re: Breaking A Mirror- Bad Omen. by Nobody: 12:18pm On Jul 12, 2014
MrT2011:

Ooh! Thank you. My name is Nkpi!!!
Nice to meet u tooo. wink
lols...funny you..

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