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"Telling the Future: Unveiling Secrets through Ancient Symbols" Unlocking the mysteries of fate and destiny

Background imageTelling Collection: Palmistry map of the hand

Palmistry map of the hand
A palmistry map of the hand, labelling the different areas

Background imageTelling Collection: Ticked Off by Cecil Aldin

Ticked Off by Cecil Aldin
A meek looking Dandie Dinmont dog receiving a scolding from his owner. Date: 1934

Background imageTelling Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 18 - La Lune (The Moon)

Tarot Card 18 - La Lune (The Moon)
The Moon, as depicted on a Tarot card

Background imageTelling Collection: Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack

Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack
A selection of tarot cards from the traditional Marseille pack. (1 of 2)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 19 - Le Soleil (The Sun)

Tarot Card 19 - Le Soleil (The Sun)
The Sun, as depicted on a Tarot card

Background imageTelling Collection: Scene from Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera

Scene from Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera (opera buffa) with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838) after Beaumarchais

Background imageTelling Collection: Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack

Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack
A selection of tarot cards from the traditional Marseille pack. (2 of 2)

Background imageTelling Collection: Hermes Trismegistus

Hermes Trismegistus
The messenger of the gods, but here as HERMES TRISMEGISTUS (= thrice-greatest), perceived by Neoplatonists as the presiding deity of alchemy, possessing magical and oracular powers

Background imageTelling Collection: Talbot Car Advertisement, 1912

Talbot Car Advertisement, 1912
Advertisement for Talbots Invincible car, 1912. John Bull is shown centre, proudly telling Britannia that the car is All British. A British bulldog is shown standing at the wheel of the car

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 19 - Le Soleil (The Sun)

Tarot Card 19 - Le Soleil (The Sun)

Background imageTelling Collection: Fridays Child by May Bowley

Fridays Child by May Bowley. A fortune-telling song telling a childs character or future based on the day they were born and help young children remember the days the week. Date: circa 1903

Background imageTelling Collection: Liberal Party Poster; Attack Poverty

Liberal Party Poster; Attack Poverty
A Liberal Party Poster telling the electorate to Attack Poverty by voting Liberal, from the 1920 s

Background imageTelling Collection: Oracle of Zeus, Dodona

Oracle of Zeus, Dodona
ZEUS / JUPITER DODONEUS whose oracle at Dodona was the oldest in Greece : the prophecies came from the sacred oak, which is depicted here as having human form

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageTelling Collection: Scheherazade by T Mackenzie

Scheherazade by T Mackenzie
This drawing depicts a scene in the legend of The One Thousand and One Arabian nights. Queen Scheherazade is telling a story to King Shahrayar

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Background imageTelling Collection: Delphi Oracle

Delphi Oracle
THE ORACLE OF DELPHI entranced

Background imageTelling Collection: Justice as depicted on a Tarot card

Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
Comtesse de Segur, nee Sophie Rostopchine, French writer, born in Russia, best known for Les Malheurs de Sophie, first published 1859

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card - As d Epee (Ace of Swords)

Tarot Card - As d Epee (Ace of Swords)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 12 - Le Pendu (The Hanged Man)

Tarot Card 12 - Le Pendu (The Hanged Man)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 9 - L Ermite (The Hermit)

Tarot Card 9 - L Ermite (The Hermit)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)

Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)
Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou or Le Mat (The Fool)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers)

Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers). Date: 20th century

Background imageTelling Collection: HMS Helmsdale, North Atlantic, 1944

HMS Helmsdale, North Atlantic, 1944
Painting showing HMS Helmsdale, a River class Frigate of the Royal Navy, on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, 1944

Background imageTelling Collection: Death personified on a Tarot card

Death personified on a Tarot card
Death personified as a skeleton with a scythe on a Tarot card

Background imageTelling Collection: Lenormand - Europa

Lenormand - Europa
Grand Jeu De Mlle. De Lenormand Europa

Background imageTelling Collection: French Palmistry Manual

French Palmistry Manual
L ART DE LIRE DANS LES LIGNES DE LA MAIN ( The art of reading the lines of the hand ) - a popular French manual

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World)

Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World). Date: 20th century

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card Fool 17C

Tarot Card Fool 17C
TAROT LE FOU (The Fool)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 13 - La Mort (Death)

Tarot Card 13 - La Mort (Death)

Background imageTelling Collection: Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist

Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic

Background imageTelling Collection: Oracle of Jupiter-Ammon

Oracle of Jupiter-Ammon
ZEUS/JUPITER AMMON - the Libyan/Egyptian form of the god, who had a famous oracle at the oasis of Siwwa, Libya

Background imageTelling Collection: Clairvoyant

Clairvoyant
BEVERLY CRAIG, a present-day clairvoyant, tells you your fortune with the aid of her Osiris board

Background imageTelling Collection: Gypsy & Crystal Ball

Gypsy & Crystal Ball
A Gypsy fortune teller gazes deeply into a crystal ball. Other tools of divination are nearby, the drained teacup for reading the tea leaves, and a pack of cards for the tarot

Background imageTelling Collection: Storytelling to children on the beach during the summer

Storytelling to children on the beach during the summer
Children sitting on the beach listening to stories

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card - Reyne de Deniers (Queen of Coins)

Tarot Card - Reyne de Deniers (Queen of Coins)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 8 - La Justice (Justice)

Tarot Card 8 - La Justice (Justice)

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot card 1 -- Le Bateleur (The Juggler)

Tarot card 1 -- Le Bateleur (The Juggler)
Tarot card 1 -- Le Bateleur (The Magician, Magus or Juggler)

Background imageTelling Collection: The Boyhood of Raleigh, after the painting by Sir John Everett Millais

The Boyhood of Raleigh, after the painting by Sir John Everett Millais. Walter, and his older brother, seated on the ground listening to a sailors story. Sir Walter Raleigh, c.?1552 /1554 - 1618

Background imageTelling Collection: Telling time at night using a nocturnal. The hour is obtained by measuring the angular

Telling time at night using a nocturnal. The hour is obtained by measuring the angular position of the imaginary line joining the pointers in the constellation of the Plough to the Pole Star

Background imageTelling Collection: HELENUS

HELENUS Trojan soothsayer, son of Priam and Hecuba, later king of Epirus

Background imageTelling Collection: Druidess / Vercingetorix

Druidess / Vercingetorix
A Druidess of the Ile de Sayne reveals the destiny of Gaul to Vercingetorix, who leads his countrymen to defeat by the Romans Date: circa 60 BC

Background imageTelling Collection: Tuesdays Child by May Bowley

Tuesdays Child by May Bowley. A fortune-telling song telling a childs character or future based on the day they were born and help young children remember the days the week. Date: circa 1903

Background imageTelling Collection: Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter

Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter
A Grandfather, fishing in the shade of a tree by a quiet pool, welcomes his Granddaughter with open arms. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageTelling Collection: Children / Seaside Story

Children / Seaside Story
Children sitting on the beach listening to an old fisherman telling a story

Background imageTelling Collection: Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)



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"Telling the Future: Unveiling Secrets through Ancient Symbols" Unlocking the mysteries of fate and destiny, palmistry maps out the intricate pathways etched on our hands. Each line tells a story, revealing hidden truths about our past, present, and future. As we delve deeper into the realm of divination, Cecil Aldin's "Ticked Off" reminds us that even animals possess an innate ability to sense what lies beneath the surface. Their intuition serves as a gentle nudge towards uncovering life's enigmatic puzzles. Alfred Bestall's "The Ghost Story" whispers tales from beyond, urging us to listen closely to the ethereal voices guiding us towards enlightenment. In its pages lie ancient wisdom waiting to be unraveled. Tarot Card 19 - Le Soleil (The Sun) radiates warmth and positivity onto our path. Its vibrant energy illuminates every step we take, reminding us that happiness is within reach if we dare to embrace it wholeheartedly. Contrasting this brightness is Tarot Card 18 - La Lune (The Moon), which beckons us into introspection and self-discovery. It encourages us to explore our subconscious depths where hidden desires and fears reside – for only by acknowledging them can true growth occur. From the traditional Marseille pack comes a selection of tarot cards; each one holds profound messages encoded in their symbolic imagery. They serve as gateways between realms unseen, offering glimpses into what lies ahead or reflecting upon lessons learned from times gone by. Hermes Trismegistus stands as an emblematic figure bridging spirituality with earthly knowledge. His teachings remind us that understanding ourselves requires both inner reflection and external observation – a balance between intuition and reason. Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers) speaks of choices made along life's winding road – decisions that shape our destinies.