Encyclopędia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World: Volume III

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Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 584 pages
Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

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Contents

CHAPTER
1203
FORTUNE TELLING OF ALL KINDS ANCIENT AND MODERN 1228 1284
1228
DEMONOLOGY AND DEVIL LORE
1246
EVIL AND ITS REMEDIES
1255
Evil EYE LEARNING OF ALL AGES
1265
STORIES OF MYSTERIOUS OMENS
1299
WHITE AND BLACK MAGIC OF ALL COUNTRIES
1311
CHARMS FOR LUCK
1325
CHAPTER XX
1470
TIMES AND SEASONS
1479
HISTORICAL AND LEGENDARY LORE OF UNSCIENTIFIC BELIEF
1601
STRANGE THINGS CONCERNING NAPOLEON AND OTHERS OF THE WORLDs
1625
DICTIONARY OF FORTUNE TELLING AMONG THE ANCIENTS WITH DESCRIP
1657
THE PLANCHETTE AND DIVINING RODS
1665
Moon DAYS AND THE PORTENTS OF THEIR CHARACTER
1673
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT FEATURES OF BEAUTY IN
1701

HISTORICAL AND LEGENDARY MONSTERS AND FREAKS OF NATURE
1357
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF GIANTS IN FABLE AND MYTHOLOGY
1375
SPIRITS AND FARIES BOTH GOOD AND EVIL
1400
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF FARIES
1415
WORSHIP OF THE VOODOO AS THE LOWEST FORM OF THE SUPERSTITIOUS
1430
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER GIVING COMPLETE
1712
METHODS AND EXPERIMENTS STAGES OF HYPNOTIO CONDITION DEHYPNOTIZA
1730
1721
1739
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