Facts are Stubborn Things

Let us claim for this Opuscule the merit of opening your eyes to the tendencies of your nature, and the probable results of those tendencies. Let this brochure be the means by which you may so encourage your finer instincts, and so combat and neutralize your evil ones, that by attention to the aptitudes and weaknesses with which you entered this world, you may learn and labour truly to get your own living in that state of life unto which it shall have pleased God to call you.

—Henry Frith and Ed. Heron Allen, The Language of the Hands

  • Leila Lomax – Physiognomy (1920)
  • Adolphe Desbarolles – Les Mystères de la Main (1862)
  • Francis Bacon – Essays
  • Carl Jung – Psychological Types
  • Christos Beest – Sinister Tarot – Emanations: Major Arcana and Minor Arcana – Court cards, 09A Pathworkings
  • Order of Nine Angles – The Greyling Owl

Addendum (complimentary reading for those so inclined…):

  • Rev. Wentworth Webster, M.A., Oxon – Basque Legends (1877)
  • Edmund Goldsmid, F.R.H.S. – The History of the Devils of Loudun, Vol. I (1887)
  • St. John D. Seymour, B.D. – Irish Witchcraft and Demonology (1913)
  • Carlo Ginzburg – I Benandanti: Stregoneria e culti agrari tra Cinquecento e Seicento (1972)
  • Georg Luck – Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Collection of Ancient Texts (2006)