Superstition and Mystery Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
One person should think of a number from one to ten. They should focus on the number but not say it aloud. After a few seconds, the other person or people should write on paper the number that comes into their minds. Once everyone has written a number down, compare the results with the original thinker. If any of the numbers match, say what you think this means.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What's your lucky number?
  2. Do you think luck plays a part in your life? Are you lucky or unlucky?
  3. Do you have any kind of object that is meant to bring you luck?
  4. Do people in your culture believe certain things bring bad luck or warn us that something bad will happen? Give an example if you can.
  5. Do you know your star sign? Do you read your horoscope? How does it help you?
A ghostly woman wearing a dress and standing in front of a long staircase. She appears to be praying, and she is partially see-through.
  1. Do you believe in ghosts? If not, how do you explain people's claims to have seen them?
  2. What do you think happens after we die?
  3. If you are at home and alone, are you more likely to think there is a ghost or something else in your house?
  4. What is the purpose of Halloween? Do you celebrate it? How?
  5. Telepathy is communication directly from one mind to another. Is it possible to communicate this way?
  6. Do you believe in hypnosis? What happens when a person is hypnotized?
  7. Have you ever visited a fortune teller? What methods did the fortune-teller use to predict your future?
  8. Have you experienced the feeling of déjà vu? How do you explain this strange feeling?
  9. Do you often dream while you sleep? Do dreams have meaning in real life?
  10. If you could time travel, when would you go to and what would you do there?
  11. If the multiverse is real, what are other versions of you doing in other universes?
  12. Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? What makes you think so?
  13. What do you think about UFO sightings? Have aliens visited earth?

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