Yes, Tim. To understand well, this whole Universe must be seen as one. It is all God's play, but not all are at the same level, and for good reason too. Purity is essential and some are simply not ready to hold or be receptive to all this Light descending from above. So they need their experiences to grow or progress.
Frankly, nothing is without purpose. If only we had the eye of the Saint, we would see why things are the way they are. Life moves in mysterious ways, and the Master Planner/Jugglar knows all. So yes, there are many superstitions, and they all play their part in the scheme of things. I even grew up with them in the Caribbean in a very Christian country.
Man is by nature superstitious, and if you attend a mind, body and spirit Fayre, you will be surprised at the number of Christians reading their palms, paying for tarot, numerology and other superstitious ideas. Are they bad? Each to his own, I say. We have the scriptures and some preachers and teachers also. The good doctor generally does not push the medicine down your throat. We all have rights or choices. Much Love, Tim