The Encyclopedia of Fortune-tellingBook - 1999
Can you predict the future? The lines mystic and entrancing symbols of the tarot, even the suits and numbers of ordinary playing cards -- these are just some of the remarkable ways to tell fortunes and divulge character traits. Practice any of sixteen methods to get a glimpse of what may be in store for you and your friends and family -- numerology, casting runes, crystal gazing, the I Ching, Western and Chinese astrology, reading tea leaves, the interpretation of dreams, and more. Or step back into the past and trace the events and predictions of famous fortune-tellers, from men of great intellectual power, such as Nostradamus, to "black sheep, " like the Elizabethan occultist Simon Forman. Everything will become clear through over 200 contemporary prints, paintings, and photographs. It's only a matter of time before you start making prophecies yourself.
Publisher: London : Hamlyn ; New York : Distributed in the U. S. by Sterling Pub., c1999.
Edition: Updated ed.
Branch Call Number: 133.3 King 1999
Characteristics: 191 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,31 cm.