Occultism and Common-Sense

Occultism and Common-Sense

Beckles Willson

Chapters include: Science’s Attitude towards the “Supernatural”; The Hypnotic State; Phantasms of the Living; Dreams; Hallucinations; Phantasms of the Dead; On “Hauntings” and Kindred Phenomena; The Dowsing or Divining Rod; Mediumistic Phenomena; More Physical Phenomena; The Materialisation of “Ghosts”; Spirit-Photography; Clairvoyance; and, Mrs Piper’s Trance Utterances.

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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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Palmistry For All

Palmistry For All

Cheiro

Cheiro presents information of how by a mere glance at a hand, a quick grasp of the leading characteristics of that person is revealed. Everyone knows that “the face can wear a mask,” that a person may be a good actor and put on a certain expression that may deceive even the best judgment.But hands cannot change as the result of a mere effort to please; the character they express is the real nature of the individual—the true character…

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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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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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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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The Origins of Popular Superstitions and Customs

The Origins of Popular Superstitions and Customs

T. Sharper Knowlson

Contains the origins of customs and superstitions such as Shrove Tuesday; Halloween; Candlemas Day; Yule Logs; All Fools’ Day; The Engagement Ring; Bridesmaids and Best Man; Christening Customs; Dreams; Witchcraft; Crystal Gazing; Looking-Glass Omens; Sneezing; Vampires; Theatre Superstitions; Knife Superstitions, and many, many more. Each chapter is quite small but manages to give a clear account of the custom it’s talking about.

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