Ubasute - the Japanese Custom of Leaving One`s Mother to Die of Starvation

Ubasute - the Japanese Custom of Leaving One`s Mother to Die of Starvation

In years of poverty and hunger, the Japanese performed quite an inhumane practice, called ubasute, which means abandoning an old woman. When feeding the family became difficult, they would get rid of the oldest member of the family.

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Rituals - A Ritual for Finding your Dream Job

A Ritual for Finding your Dream Job

30.06.2017012

To carry out this ritual, you don't need to wait for any kind of special date or time of the year. However, if possible, carry it out after dusk, as this would increase your chances for success.

Rituals - New Year's Rituals and Superstitions: Paint the Front Door Red

New Year's Rituals and Superstitions: Paint the Front Door Red

31.12.2016031

Typically, we all wish each other happiness, luck, love and money for the New Year. To make these wishes come true, each country has its own rituals that its citizens carry out on New Year's Eve.

Rituals - The Merina People's Little-Known Festival of the Dead

The Merina People's Little-Known Festival of the Dead

27.10.2016038

In central Madagascar live the Merina people, who worship the dead in an unusual, and for most people - a barbaric and horrific, way. The ceremony is called Famadihana - the bones of the deceased are dug up and venerated.

Rituals - Rituals for Clearing up the Karma Between Loved Ones

Rituals for Clearing up the Karma Between Loved Ones

11.03.2016041

Whether purifying the karma between husband and wife, brothers, sisters, etc, the ritual must be done between 2 individuals. There cannot be a 3rd loved one in it because this will cause a karmic overflow of negative energy in the cosmic agreement.

Rituals - Macabre Religious Rites

Macabre Religious Rites

03.02.2016039

For nearly 5 centuries, West India and Pakistan have had a ritual where they throw 1-year-old babies off from a 50 ft minaret. This rite is done to bring luck.

Rituals - Rituals for Love and Luck on New Year's Eve

Rituals for Love and Luck on New Year's Eve

31.12.2015061

Your luck is guaranteed if you hug and kiss those you truly love right at midnight. However, it's best to say cheers from a distance to those you don't like.

Rituals - How to Call Forth a Ghost

How to Call Forth a Ghost

15.05.20150143

You can call forth a ghost through meditation. This is one of the many ways of communicating with the afterlife. To summon a ghost through meditation, you need to have had a strong connection with that person while they were still alive.

Rituals - The Strangest New Year's Traditions Around the World

The Strangest New Year's Traditions Around the World

06.01.2015046

Denmark - The Danes literally jump into the New Year. At midnight, they all stand on chairs and when the moment comes at last, they all jump together into the new year.

Rituals - Divination with a Spider

Divination with a Spider

12.11.2014090

Using a plain old house spider, you can make predictions about whether your wishes will come true. All that's required is to find a spider web somewhere in your home. You can also divine using a spider that has spun its web somewhere outside.

Rituals - Love Divination with Apples

Love Divination with Apples

04.11.2014081

For centuries, apples have been a symbol of the goddess of love for many peoples. That is why the apple gives the most accurate answer to the question of whether a person loves you or does not have strong feelings toward you.

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