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No I haven't done any serious research on the subject. I have written this article about fortune teller Carmen: http://www.freethinkinglebanon.com/2012/11/shamef...
But I don't think this is what you're looking for.
However, I read a book a few months back that might be helpful to you. It explains some fortune telling techniques as well as other superstitions. The book is called "Paranormality" by Richard Wiseman.
I picked up my copy from Virgin MegaStore in City Mall. Check it out. If it doesn't prove very helpful it will entertain you anyway.
Good luck in your research.. You've chosen a very interesting subject!
I'll be posting new infographics soon.
Stay tuned :)
However, I disagree with you when you claim that Lebanon is a 3rd world country. For a list of such places, check here:
Do you really believe Lebanon can be classed in the same category as the above. I can add to this list Chad. My buddy works and lives over there. This country, which isn't even on that list above, is centuries behind in terms of development.
The 3rd world country attribute that could be ascribed to our reality would be extremely high levels of corruption (both political and on the individual level). In terms of poverty, underdevelopment of infrastructure, these countries are way behind on the development ladder. Lebanon's urbanism and urban-landscaping is a major feather in our hats.
Kudos to him if that was what he bet on! :p
What is most unsettling is the fact that the people behave - "pretend" is a more appropriate word - as if they tolerate each other, while both groups claim religious supremacy. How long till the bubble bursts? I wish I knew!
But from my personal experience and acquaintances I can tell you that the number is ever increasing.
I'm not saying that this a disaster; actually there are googles of other much more critical issues we—Lebanese—should worry about. However, you can't deny that this is a first!