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Superstition and the Thinking Irrationalist
A Fiddler's Green Leaflet by Clint Marsh & Kelly Patton
12 pages, 4 illustrations, and copper foil leaf logo on the cover
Have you ever crossed your fingers or wore a special piece of clothing, telling yourself you’ll be luckier because of it? We all engage in superstitious behavior to some extent, even if we’re not sure whether it works.
By breaking down superstitions to their most essential parts, the exercises in this booklet can help you recognize the so-called irrational habits in your life. Following a four-step process, you’ll discover which of your superstitions actually help you and which ones are better left behind. Also included is a Renaissance-era talisman for bringing good fortune.
Clint Marsh uses elements of myth, magic, folklore, and humor to help people navigate everyday life. He is the author of a number of books and pamphlets, and is a winner of the Bookseller/Diagram Prize.
Kelly Patton is an artist and illustrator who conjures childhood mischief and wonder to bring people closer to nature. She is the author and illustrator of Moon Bunny and other fables, and exhibits her art throughout the United States and Europe.
Originally published in Fiddler's Green 2