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 +====== Ronnie James Dio ======
  
 +http://​www.ronniejamesdio.com/​
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 +===== The Evil Eye in Italian Superstition - Malocchio =====
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 +The idea of “maloccio” (literally, evil eye or mal-eye) permeates Italian superstition. The hand sign of extending your pinkie and index finger, while keeping the others folded back, is supposed to ward off an evil spirit ​ someone has cast on you. Wearing a tiny horn-shaped charm (the corno) around your neck is another way to eliminate evil curses. ​
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 +Strangely, the evil spirit can be summoned by something as simple as a compliment. If someone tells you your baby is beautiful, the fates have been tempted. You must make the “horn” sign to protect your child.
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 +{{:​mano-cornuta2.jpg|}}
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 +==== Other Italian superstitions ====
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 +The Number 17 - The Pythagoreans believed that the number 17 was a disgrace in itself, as it lies between 16 and 18 which were considered to be perfect numbers.
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 +Crossing a black cat - In medieval times, the black cat fell out of favour following its glorified image in Ancient Egypt to become a symbol of witchcraft and the Devil.
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 +more here: http://​www.italymagazine.com/​featured-story/​top-13-italian-superstitions
 +
 +==== Common Sorcery ====
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 +  * Object have power
 +  * Words have power
 +  * hand gestures signals have power
 +  * symbols have power
 +  * mind power
 +  * interpretable dreams
 +  * predicting the future
 +  * dates and numbers
 +  * divine people
 +  * myth creatures and stories
 +  * summoning
 +  * Divination, an attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of a standardized process or ritual.
 +  * Evocation, conjuring is the act of calling or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent
 +  * Meridian Points in chinese medicine is a path through which the life-energy known as "​qi"​ is believed to flow, it is believed that the earth has meridian points. Chi animates matter, infusing it with life, influencing the chi or denying chi or releasing chi for control. For example taking of a posession that revered by others.
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 +See: 
 +An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi and The Skeptic'​s Dictionary by Robert Todd Carroll
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