Let’s start with United States – well, haunt happens :). Americans do have an open mind when it comes to reality of paranormal activities, psychic phenomena, yet they’re a little sceptical about magick and occult practises. I believe it’s because of all these TV shows about paranormal. When it comes to magick, they’re ready to accept Wicca, and nothing more. If you have thought that Yankee are sceptical when it comes to paranormal, think again – comparing to the rest of the world, they’re one of the most open minded nations.
Europe is divided when it comes to believing. Great Britain due to tons of paranormal activities, haunted sites, and psychics and research organisations, is the most open minded nation. They’re also quite open when it comes to occult practises. But most of the western Europe isn’t as open minded as British are. Forget the German guys – they’re worried only about their money, nothing else. Spain, French and Italy is ready to accept old witches practises and Tarot cards, but haunting and occult should not be mentioned in these countries. The very same thing apply to Poland – speak about Tarot and fortune telling, but not about haunting and other paranormal stuff. The further we move towards East, the more your mouth should stay shut.
Africa is what it always has been – a place where paranormal and magick should remain with the Shamans, and nothing else. In Asia, the old spirituality meets modern thinking. Haunting and paranormal in Japan “doesn’t exist”, psychic abilities in China might guarantee you will be locked in a jail, while the same things are very normal in India.
Australia belongs to pretty open minded countries, but you know… it’s Australia after all :). Tarot and one or two psychics they can accept, but nothing more than that. And don’t even mention anything paranormal in Islamic countries…
How does things look in your country? Are your citizens open minded or sceptical when it comes to paranormal? Share your thoughts in comments, please!
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