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PAGE COUNT 182

PUBLISHED BY: Idea Graphics LLC

IMPRINT: Idea Press

PUBLISHING DATE: May 2022

ISBN# 978-1-948651-36-3

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS # 2022907117

LANGUAGE:   ENGLISH

DIMENSION: 6" X 9"

PRICE: $15.00

Garlic cloves and red underwear. Origins of familiar Italian customs and admonitions.

This is the work of over 300 hundred authors. In fact, their contributions are based on the knowledge and beliefs of their parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts, which exponentially increases the number of writers who should be credited here.
We are apt to call their contributions “superstitions” because these prescriptions and proscriptions to our modern, shall we say sophisticated and educated senses seem to be the stuff of woo-woo twilight zone realms. But, in fairness to our ancestors, those that believed and applied these sayings, we have few rights to look at these ideas with disdain, with the arrogance of wiser minds, and self-sure these practices are all “superstitions.”
These sayings and beliefs have ancient roots passed along through many regions for thousands of years and generations. They have surely worked at some level or some degree to have undergone these migrations and survive their extinctions. Could it be with all of our learning and luxuries that we have missed the nature of truths behind these axioms and practices?