Tag Archives: 1810’s

1886: Methods

The following list of terms used to express diverse modes of divination, with explanations, will be found unusually complete and may interest students of occult science. The expressions have been gathered from various sources : Aeromancy, by appearances in the … Continue reading

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1816: The Visions of Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin was born in Gallardon, France in 1783. Beginning in 1816, he began to see visions of an elegantly dressed young man who called himself the Archangel Raphael. The youth commanded Martin to travel to Paris to see King … Continue reading

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1813: Deception

Margaretta Angelica Peale: Painting Catalogue: A Deception (1813)

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1812: I Awoke in the Greatest Agitation

On May 11, 1812, John Bellingham, a disgruntled Liverpool merchant, assassinated British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the House of Commons in London. In his autobiography, the civil engineer Sir John Rennie (whose company built the London … Continue reading

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1815: Three Crows

Totoya Hokkei: 「三ひらの内」日輪に烏 [Three Crows against the Rising Sun] (mid 1810’s)

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1814: The Fairy Vessel Performed its Little Voyage

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley loved paper boats: Shelley’s walks, when not determined elsewhere, often tended in the direction of a pond at no great distance from Primrose Hill, very proper for the delectable amusement of sailing paper boats; or … Continue reading

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1815: The Affair of a Second

We halted and formed square in the middle of the plain. As we were performing this movement, a bugler of the 51st, who had been out with skirmishers, and had mistaken our square for his own, exclaimed, “Here I am … Continue reading

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