Attempting to Explain Human Behavior

Parapsychology and psychic approaches to understanding human behavior. Including such practices as astrology, palmistry, tarot, fortune telling, numerology, phrenology, and other psychic and pseudo-scientific practices.
A list of the meanings of symbols to be found in tea leaves. Your Future in the Tea Cup, published by Lipton's Tea.

A list of the meanings of symbols to be found in tea leaves. Your Future in the Tea Cup, published by Lipton's Tea.

Test tea cups showing examples of how to read tea leaves to reveal one's fortune. Your Future in the Tea Cup, published by the Lipton's Tea company "as a means of amusement and entertainment."

Test tea cups showing examples of how to read tea leaves to reveal one's fortune. Your Future in the Tea Cup, published by the Lipton's Tea company "as a means of amusement and entertainment.

"Exaggerated types of thumbs, fingers, and nails." A chart to assist in reading palms. Your Invisible Self, by Sandra Sanderson. #palmistry

"Exaggerated types of thumbs, fingers, and nails." A chart to assist in reading palms. Your Invisible Self, by Sandra Sanderson.

Another phrenological diagram, in The Science of Palmistry and its Relations to Astrology and Phrenology, by Irene Smith.

Another phrenological diagram, in The Science of Palmistry and its Relations to Astrology and Phrenology, by Irene Smith.

Mother Shipton's Gipsy Fortune Teller and Dream Book

Mother Shipton's Gipsy Fortune Teller and Dream Book

"She is above all things universal fecundity and the outer sense of the Word. This is obvious, because there is no direct message which has been given to man like that which is borne by woman; but she does not herself carry its interpretation."  The Empress tarot card, preceded by an explanation of what the card means, in The Illustrated Key to the Tarot: the Veil of Divination, L. W. de Laurence

"She is above all things universal fecundity and the outer sense of the Word. This is obvious, because there is no direct message which has been given to man like that which is borne by woman; but she does not herself carry its interpretation." The Empress tarot card, preceded by an explanation of what the card means, in The Illustrated Key to the Tarot: the Veil of Divination, L. W. de Laurence

The Esoteric, a magazine "endeavoring at all times to impart a knowledge of the New Illumination and call forth a realization of the object of creation, and man's mission and possible attainments on earth."  Issue no. 10, April 1888.

The Esoteric, a magazine "endeavoring at all times to impart a knowledge of the New Illumination and call forth a realization of the object of creation, and man's mission and possible attainments on earth." Issue no.

"Look for a letter with news strange, For the better your affairs will change." Using hieroglyphics to tell fortunes, as originally provided in Mme. de Stael's Book of Necromancy.  Madame Zadkiel's Fortune teller and Mirror of Fate.

"Look for a letter with news strange, For the better your affairs will change." Using hieroglyphics to tell fortunes, as originally provided in Mme. de Stael's Book of Necromancy. Madame Zadkiel's Fortune teller and Mirror of Fate.

The Egyptian circle or ancient wheel of fortune. Includes instructions in using it. Madame Zadkiel's Fortune teller and Mirror of Fate.

The Egyptian circle or ancient wheel of fortune. Includes instructions in using it. Madame Zadkiel's Fortune teller and Mirror of Fate.

Several versions of the Devil tarot card. The Key of Destiny: a Sequel to The key to the Universe, by Harriettte Augusta Curtiss.

Several versions of the Devil tarot card. The Key of Destiny: a Sequel to The key to the Universe, by Harriettte Augusta Curtiss.

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