What do you believe in? Luck, fate, aliens, god, the power of rational thought?
Do you believe in luck: a little, quite a lot, strongly?
Do you carry a lucky charm?
In your culture, what objects are lucky? i.e. a horseshoe, a four-leafed clover.
Do you have any of these in your home?
Are these things UN-lucky in your culture?
· seeing a black cat
· breaking a mirror
· walking under a ladder
· spilling salt
· saying or thinking that something good will happen
What other things are unlucky?
Do you do anything to ensure good luck? i.e. touch wood, cross your fingers.
Why? Did you learn it from your parents, or your grandparents?
Do you play the lottery/ buy lottery tickets? Have you ever won anything? Do you believe you will win in the future?
Do you believe in miracles? (If so, tell me about a miracle you know about)
Do you think angels exist? Does the devil exist?
Do you believe that ghosts exist? (Why? Have you ever seen one?)
What about vampires? Werewolves? Zombies?
Do you think there is life elsewhere in the universe? (i.e. ET, aliens) Will we ever make contact?
Do you believe in life after death? (If so, what will it be like?)
Do you do believe in omens of bad luck?
What was the unluckiest thing that ever happened to you?
Do you believe that things are “meant to happen”? (If so, can you give an example?)
For example, is there only one perfect man/woman in the world for you? (Have you met him/her yet?)
Are some people “destined” to be famous or successful? (Who, for example? Why?)
Or are other people “destined” to be unsuccessful?
Do you organise your life according to religious principles?
What do you do BECAUSE OF your religion? (i.e. give money to the poor)
What don’t you do BECAUSE OF your religion? (i.e. not eat certain meats)
Do you believe in the power of prayer? (Can your god intervene to change things?)
Some people think that you can “think yourself well” and you will be well. What do you think?
Do you believe that our state of mind affects our health?
Can belief cure cancer?