Texas is a melting pot of beliefs from all over the world. As a Native Texan, with German, Irish, Scottish and Native American heritage, I grew up listening to the tales of woe brought on by not following the rules of protection. I want to thank all the storytellers and superstitious souls who have convinced me to join their ranks. I knocked three times on wood, waited to sweep my house this morning rather than last night, and a number of other very rational steps to ensure the best possible outcome for this page, podcast, and upcoming book.
Across the globe for many centuries people’s beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, has given them a way to feel in control of their lives.
Some people need scientific proof, while others would argue the science is in the magical outcomes created by practicing ritual and superstitious protections.
It is a big scary world to many, and if there is even a small chance luck will shine on you if you just follow the example of your ancestors, then it can’t hurt. After all, we can’t prove it doesn’t help, now can we!