Re: power line risk corroborated

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Mar 07 2001 - 06:01:57 MST writes:

> >But of course, old supersitions die slowly. If it is unusual, it has
> >mana.
> But is this an old superstition? When I was a kid I was fascinated by
> nifty rocks and crystals. I don't ever remember people blithering
> about crystal powers then. Maybe it's a revival of an older superstition,
> but I think it was pretty dead in the 60's and 70's.

The idea that unusual, beautiful or strange objects have special power
is likely part of the basic cognitive/religious structure of
humans. You will find it in all cultures, in stories about objects of
power and in the contents of medicine bags worldwide. However, it
seems to have become more popular recently. My guess is that it is
because crystals have become affordable to a large number of people.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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