Chinese Occultism

Chinese Occultism

Paul Carus

Fully illustrated. This is an extended excerpt from a collection of essays by Paul Carus on Chinese topics. Carus discusses the I Ching and other methods of divination, the five Chinese elements (water, fire, wood, metal and earth); the Chinese Zodiac, Fung-shui, the Lo-pan, the Chinese invention of the magnetic compass, and the…

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Crystal Gazing

Crystal Gazing

Northcote W. Thomas

Crystal Gazing: Its History and Practice, with a Discussion of the Evidence for Telepathic Scrying. Chapters include: Superstition and Incredulity; Vision and Visions; Crystal Visions; The Speculum, and the Method of using it; The Incantation; Egyptian Scrying; Prophetic and Telepathic Scrying; and, Evidential Cases.

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Fortune-Telling by Cards

Fortune-Telling by Cards

Professor P. R. S. Foli

This is a short book on telling fortunes, primarily with a standard deck of playing cards. There is a short two-chapter section at the end about the Tarot. Described are several different spreads, including the 32-card method, the French and Italian methods, the Grand Star, and Etteilla’s Tarot spread.

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Fortunes and Dreams

Fortunes and Dreams

Astra Cielo

A practical manual of fortune telling, divination, and the interpretation of dreams, signs, and omens. Contents: Astrology; Days of the Week; the Ancient Oracles; Napoleon’s Oraculum; Oraculum Table; Fortune Telling by Cards; Fortune Telling with Dice and Dominoes; The Science of Palmistry; Weather Prophecies; Dreams and their Interpretations, and more.

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How to Read the Crystal

How to Read the Crystal

Sepharial

‘Any attempt at a scientific explanation of the phenomenon of “crystal seering,” to use an irregular but comprehensive term, would perhaps fall short of completeness, and certainly would depend largely upon the exercise of what Professor Huxley was wont to call “the scientific imagination.” The reasons for this are obvious. We know comparatively…

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Innocent Amusement, Or The Heiroglyphical Fortune Teller

Innocent Amusement, Or The Heiroglyphical Fortune Teller

Unknown

This is a curious little book which claims to be written by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. I’m not too sure about that, so I’ve stuck it in the Unknown author section. It’s a short book that purports to tell your fortune by way of heiroglyphs and set questions. There are 26 questions in all (eg. – Shall I ever be married?, Shall my wish be gratified?), and the gist of it all is that you choose a question, make a note…

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Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms

Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms

T. Witton Davies

Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms. Divination and Demonology among the Hindus, Hebrews, Arabs and Egyptians. An Epitome of ‘Supernaturalism’ Magic, Black, White and Natural; Conjuring and Its Relation to Prophecy Including Biblical and Old Testament Terms and Words for Magic, Being the work adopted by all advanced students for instruction, especially designed as a Cyclopaedia of Magic, Divination and Demonology…

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