The Wishing Project

cliff (
16 Oct 1996 13:11:18 GMT

Hi, this append from Danielle in several of the soc.culture newsgroups
may be of great interest to the soc.anthropology followers....

From: Danielle Gaines <>
Newsgroups: soc.culture.indian
Subject: The Wishing Project
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 15:15:44 -0700

Subject: The Wishing Project

I think some of you would enjoy participating in "The Wishing Project"
which is attempting to catalog and compare wishes from people
of various cultures around the world.

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have been fascinated by the
notion of wish fulfillment. From mythological genies in
bottles offering three wishes, to religious prayers, to witchcraft, to
children's whispered entreaties while blowing out candles on a birthday
cake, humans are continually wishing....

The Wishing Project catalogs all the wishes of humanity, and you can
add your own wishes to the archive at: