May 5th, 2013 - Garrucha, Al
Indalo Art associate and online gift shop www.good-luck-gifts.com has posted an article about avoiding bad luck, which features digital art images of Spain's lucky symbol Indalo from Fine Art America artist Melanie Bourne.
Entitled "How do you avoid bad luck?", the article explores the positive role that faith and belief play in avoiding bad luck, and goes on to postulate that a lucky charm, in this case in the form of Spain's good luck symbol of the Indalo (as painted by Melanie) can help.
By posing the question: "How is it that some people always seem to be so 'lucky'? ", the article explores the very nature of good fortune. It concludes that, more often than not, people avoid bad luck because they BELIEVE that they are lucky or that they are going, for example, to have a 'good day'.
A recent study by the University of Cologne, in Germany, supported this theory and it was reproduced in the American Journal of Psychological Science. Less recently, in 2004, researchers from the universities of Edinburgh, in Scotland, and Hertfordshire, in England (including the well-known psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman) conducted experiments relating to good fortune. They concluded that lucky charms were indeed important and that it is the belief (in a good luck charm - or a symbol of faith like a Christian fish or cross) that makes people have more luck - and avoid misfortune.
The report goes on to say that a fear of bad luck is the basis of many superstitions which are so powerfully accepted around the world. "Touching wood" or "Crossing fingers" for example, to avoid bad luck, are almost universal. Avoiding the number 13 is important to so many people that it is often absent from the seat number on a plane - or even the whole floor of a hotel.
Spain's lucky charm Indalo symbol, as represented by Melanie's Indalo art, is well-known and recognised in southern Spain as a powerful amulet to avoid bad luck . . which is why it can be seen in so many places.
For more information, please contact Melanie through www.FineArtAmeria.com