A Handbook of Dreams and Fortune-Telling
Hardened skeptics and true believers alike will delight in this one-volume presentation of two timeless references of the occult. Zadkiel's dream book offers a dictionary-style guide to interpreting your nighttime visions: To dream of standing in a carpeted room "denotes advancement to a state of riches," but watch out for mice, which indicate "many intermeddling enemies and slanderers"! Sibly's handbook on fortune telling promises "never-failing means for ladies to obtain good husbands, and husbands good wives" and reveals the secrets of astrology, physiognomy, palmistry, and other arts of divination.Londoner RICHARD JAMES MORRISON (1795-1874), aka Zadkiel, was among the first pop astrologers. His annual yearbook, first called The Herald of Astrology and later Zadkiel's Almanac, began publication in 1830 and was the first work in the field to appear in editions of tens of thousands of copies.English physician, alchemist, and astrologer Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1800) also wrote A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences and The Complete Illustration of the Celestial Art of Astrology.
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Página 208 - The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer: but if he sees you at a billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day ; demands it before he can receive it in a lump.
Página 209 - What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relation left you a legacy, diligence is the mother of good luck, as Poor Richard says, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep, while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep, says Poor Dick.
Página 209 - And again, the eye of a master will do more work than both his hands; and again, want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge; and again, not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open. Trusting too much to others...
Página 208 - ... there will be sleeping enough in the grave ; and, also, that lost time is but seldom found again, for that which we call time enough, generally proves little enough ; for sloth makes things difficult, while industry makes them easy. He that rises late, must trot hard all day, * and shall scarce overtake his business at night — for laziness travels so slow that poverty soon overtakes him. Drive your business, but let that not drive you ; for early to bed and early to rise, is the way to become...
Página 207 - Remember that money is of the prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five shillings turned is six, turned again it is seven and threepence, and so on till it becomes a hundred pounds. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. He that kills a breeding sow destroys all her offspring to the thousandth generation. He that murders a crown destroys all that it might have produced,...
Página 209 - ... as poor Richard says : but then the trade must be worked at, and the calling well followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes. If we are industrious, we shall never starve ; for ' at the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter.
Página 218 - You must lie in another county, and knit the left garter about the right-legged stocking, let the other garter and stocking alone, and as you rehearse these following verses, at every comma knit a knot : — This knot I knit, To know the thing I know not yet, That I may see The man that shall my husband be : How he goes, and what he wears, And what he does all days and years.
Página 221 - ... dough ; which being done, each of the company must roll it up, and spread it thin and broad, and each person must (at some distance from each other) make the first letters of her Christian and surname with a large new pin, towards the end of the cake : if more Christian names than one, the first letter of each must be made. The cake must then be set before the fire...
Página 209 - Richard likewise observes, he that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor; but then the trade must be worked at, and the calling well followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes. If we are industrious we shall never starve; for...
Página 227 - Saturn ascend in their exaltations in the ninth, and when the moon is joined to Saturn in the ninth, and in that sign which was the ninth house of the nativity ; and write and engrave upon the rings the name of the spirit of the sun or Saturn ; and by these rules you may know how and by what...