The Witches’ Dream Book and Fortune Teller 1885

Nov 10, 2012 by

The Witches Dream Book and Fortune Teller by Henry Wehman was originally published in 1885 and for those of you who love old fortune telling books this is a true find.

Here are a few lines for you from his opening paragraph:

“Although much prejudice exists as to the origination of Dreams and the various interpretations given them, the fact is incontrovertible that they have, in all ages and among all nations, borne a conspicuous part in shaping destinies. Both sacred and profane history is replete with dreams which have had more or less influence upon the lives of the dreamers. Innumerable are the instances in which have been prefigured in dreams occurrences that have actually taken place, and many dangers have been averted by heeding warnings given during sleep. Of course it would be unwise to place full credence in the prognostications of all dreams, and equally so to totally disregard them.

To both the educated and the illiterate, dreams, of whatever nature, point a moral; and those who heedlessly ignore their lessons often experience cause for regret. Appended will be found a succinct compendium of the scientific and philosophic researches of many gifted in the art of divination.

Acquaintance. — To dream that you fight with them signifies distraction, especially if the person so dreaming be sick. Adversary. — To dream that you receive obstruction from him, shows that you will dispatch your business speedily. Adultery. — For a person to dream that they have committed it, shows they will meet great contentions and disputes.
Almonds. — To dream one sees or eats almonds, signifies difficulties and trouble.
Alms. — To dream that they are begged of you, and you deny to give them, shows want and misery to the dreamer ; but to dream you give them freely is a sign of joy and gladness.
Anchor. — To dream you see one, signifies great assurance and certain joys.
Altar. — To dream you uncover or discover an altar, betokens joy and gladness.
Angel. — To dream you see angels is good, but to speak with or call upon them is evil.
Anger. — To dream that you have been provoked to anger shows that you have powerful enemies.
Angling-. — To dream that you are angling, betokens much affliction and trouble in something which you desire to get.
Apes. — To dream you have seen or had anything to do with them, signifies malicious, weak, strange and secret enemies; also a malefactor and deceiver. Apparition. — To dream you see an apparition, or spirit, clothed in white, signifies deceit and temptation to sin.
Adam. — To dream you see this father of men, this inhabitant of Paradise, who was betrayed by Eve into sin, is a happy omen. If he looks pleasant, be sure you will succeed in whatever you undertake. If he looks displeased and angry, then you must use great  caution in all your dealings, for some mischief is intended you, but you will get the better of it. Be careful, if he speaks to you, to mind what he says, and observe it as faithfully as you possibly can.”

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