The Mysteries of Astrology, and the Wonders of Magic: Including a History of the Rise and Progress of Astrology, and the Various Branches of Necromancy : Together with Valuable Directions and Suggestions Relative to the Casting of Nativities, and Predictions by Geomancy, Chiromancy, Physiognomy, &c. : Also ... Narratives, Anecdotes, &c. Illustrative of the Marvels of Witchcraft, Spiritual Phenomena, and the Results of Supernatural Influence

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This book contains a history of the rise and progress of astrology and the various branches of necromancy, geomancy, chiromancy and physiognomy.
 

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Página 47 - This should have been a noble creature, ho • Hath all the energy which would have made A goodly frame of glorious elements Had they been wisely mingled ; as it is, It is an awful chaos—light and darkness— And mind
Página 163 - your friend. The merchant took his leave, and despatched his business. Some days after he went again to Swedenborg, in anxious expectation. The old gentleman met him with a smile, and said : "I have spoken with your friend ; the subject of your discourse was, the restitution of all things.
Página 151 - took care of the perfumes. Though I was as much terrified as any of them, I did my utmost to conceal the terror I felt, so that I greatly contributed to inspire the rest with resolution ; but the truth is, I gave myself over for a dead man, seeing the horrid fright
Página 152 - terrified, that the effects of his fear overpowered all the perfumes we were burning. The boy hearing a crepitation, ventured once more to raise his head ; when, seeing me laugh, he began to take courage, and said that the devils were flying away with a vengeance. In this condition we
Página 163 - then related to the merchant, with the greatest precision, what he and what his deceased friend had maintained. My friend turned pale, for this proof was powerful and invincible. He inquired further : "How fares it with my friend ? Is he in a state of blessedness?
Página 129 - cometh ; and it is so. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and so it
Página 228 - even against the persons of their own husbands, naming expressly every member, from the sole of the foot .to the top of the head, and at length extinguishing the candles with the exclamation "Fi!
Página 209 - whole castle in the air (deism, atheism, materialism) falls to the ground. I know no reason, therefore, why we should suffer even this weapon to be wrested out of our hands. Indeed, there are numerous arguments besides, which abundantly confute their vain imaginations, but we need not be hooted out of one; neither reason nor religion require this.
Página 157 - fair, where his spirit Mephistophiles gave him to understand that in an inn were four jugglers that cut one another's heads off, and after their cutting off sent them to the barber to be trimmed, which many people saw. This angered Faustus, for he meant to have himself the only cook in the devil's banquet, and
Página 162 - so strange and uncommon, that you will perhaps not take it amiss of a sincere friend of truth, if he desire incontestable proofs that you really have intercourse with the invisible world. Swed. It would be very unreasonable if I took it amiss; but I think I have given sufficient proofs, which can not be contradicted. Merch.

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