|Redford Observer, January 8, 1976 (enlarged)|
From Prehistoric to Biblical to modern times salt has held a place in the spiritual realm. It has been said that kissing arose from the desire for salt as cavemen licked their mate's skin with joyous duo purpose.
Birth, marriage and death customs have included rituals utilizing salt and is one of the elements of holy water used in blessings and exorcisms.
It is a bad omen to spill salt but a simple reverse is obtainable by picking up a pinch with the right hand and tossing it over the left shoulder.