Friday, October 9, 2009

Modern Superstitions - Rapha Nadal's Water Bottle Arrangement

As a modern society, we tend to deny it, but many of us practice superstitions and carry lucky charms, even in these contemporary times. Think about it, weddings, births, graduations, turning 21, and deaths.....ALL involve ritualistic ceremonies, even in this high-tech modern world.

Both of us are avid tennis players and get a kick out of watching Wimbledon winner, Raphael Nadal, arrange his water bottles in a VERY ritualistic pattern each time he takes a drink. He's not alone. Other sports legends have quirky superstitious rituals specific to competitive events, too.

Superstitions and rituals are everywhere. Gang Members paint secret graffiti symbols on walls, to claim their territory -
Young adults (and old folks) tattoo secret designs on their body parts - Astrological readings are very popular - Fraternal societies STILL conduct secret initiations.

Esprit Mystique jewelry evolved after years of traveling, studying Pre-Columbian art, African textiles, Mayan art history, and finally writing a thesis (The Symbolic Significance of Leather Amulet Messages Hidden on the Bambara Hunters Shirt - try saying that 3 times in a row!). And because of all that, a passion for creating contemporary personal fetishes was born.

We are very interested in learning if YOU have a special ritual or secret superstition? Please share your thoughts with us! We'd love to hear more about your private superstitions, astrological experiences, and view photos of your lucky charms. Your secret is safe with us!

Mystical Spirt

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