Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Mystique, Magic, Myths and Superstitions of Mirrors

The Mystique, Magic, Myths and Superstitions of Mirrors

by C Jordan  

“I looked in the mirror and what did I see…”
What does one see when one looks in a mirror? Is it merely as the song says “…A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees…” Or is there more to be seen in a mirror than one’s own reflection?
Mirrors have a certain mystique about them, which gives rise to beliefs, magic, myths, legends and superstitions.
Amongst many things they have been seen as a “tool of the devil”, a “catcher” of the soul, a harbinger of things to come, a portal to another dimension and a source of bad luck.
But what are these beliefs myths and superstitions and where do they come from?




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"Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary." (Trad)

To some the mirror is seen as a portal through which good or evil may pass.

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1 comment:

  1. Mirrors are a bizarre entity. In some cases they reveal the truth, other times they reveal monsters.

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