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Reading Systems, Oracles & Cold Reading

There are many reading systems and oracles in use today, such as Tarot, Palmistry, Cartomancy, Numerology, Astrology (Zodiac), Geomancy, and others. In performance these are often combined with cold reading and other techniques from the mentalists tool box.

Cold Reading means that your reading uses no previously obtained information about the client. You rely on your powers of observation and the ability to make deductions. Taking note on how a person dresses, their carriage, the way they respond to certain categories of questions and their body language can tell an expert a lot about a person’s lifestyle, point of view and education.

This contrasts with Hot Reading, which exploits prior, often secretly obtained, information (there is also Warm Reading, which makes use of verbal feedback obtained from the client during the reading).

Also see the topic Zodiac or Star Signs.

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Unknown Mentalist
Pocket Personality Test by Unknown Mentalist

This intro price will go up to $18 from November 15, 2021.

Pocket Personality Test is a physical product that will be shipped to you and comes with PDF instructions that can be downloaded immediately from your digital shelf. What you get: Along with the instructions PDF, you also get a specially designed and beautifully produced sturdy plastic wallet card which is approximately poker size. With reasonable care, this card should last you a lifetime.

A simple premise, a believable presentation, and an honest execution can be made to combine to create a miracle. The actual method used hardly...

2021 / 10 / 17
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Unknown Mentalist
Pocket Numerology by Unknown Mentalist

This intro price will go up to $30 from November 1, 2021.

Pocket Numerology is a physical product which will be shipped to you and comes with PDF instructions which can be downloaded immediately from your digital shelf.

What you get: Along with the instructions PDF, you also get a set of 4 specially designed and beautifully produced plastic wallet cards which are about the size of a regular credit card. With reasonable care, these cards should last you a lifetime, if not more.

With absolutely zero knowledge of numerology, you can perform an entire act of apparent numerology with ...

2021 / 10 / 3
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Renzo Grosso
Arcane Tarot Stories by Renzo Grosso

"Tarot is a deck of cards but the Tarot represents a person. We are the Tarot and we use the Tarot because we live." (Andrea Mecchia)

I don't know if it happens to you too ... when I particularly love a project, I start to collect elements, I work on it a bit, but it always seems that something is missing ... you leave and resume the project, but that something is always missing ... then, one day, it arrives like that in one fell swoop, and makes everything good.

This is the story of this project, which I finally want to share, with the hope that it will also satisfy your desire to present...

2021 / 8 / 28
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Arthur Setterington
The Power of Perception by Arthur Setterington

PERCEPTIONISM - The recognition of audible or visible signals, transmitted voluntarily, or involuntarily, which reveal personal traits and idiosyncrasies. The interpretation of these signals may be used in a variety of ways by the receiver.

The majority of the effects described, are "mental" items, but the psychic approach has been eliminated in favour of the psychological, and the demonstrations appear to be based on natural, rather than supernatural happenings.

The person presenting this routine, is a demonstrator, not a magician, and the articles used should suit the style of the...

2021 / 8 / 10
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Renzo Grosso
Tarots and Arcana by Renzo Grosso

Honestly, I have not been able to trace the author of this principle, which I think is lost in the mists of time. My Master of Mentalism Valerio Bovolenta taught me, and I want to give credit to him. I have done nothing but study it and try to indicate a method to be able to propose it with any number of cards.

The procedure is very simple: the spectator chooses how many cards he wants to use, puts away the remaining cards (they will not be used further), shuffles the cards he chose and, on the instruction of the performer, chooses a number, looks at a card, and reassembles the deck; even...

2021 / 7 / 24
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TC Tahoe
Tarot Buzz by TC Tahoe

Buzz words and phrases to help learn, remember and understand the Tarot.

"As a reader, TC Tahoe is gentle, empathetic, warm, caring, and incredibly accurate. While he was living here in New Zealand, we'd regularly meet in a local cafe. TC gave readings for several members of the staff, and they still talk about him more than a year later. Highly recommended." - Richard Webster
This is a special collection of tools that helped me on my Tarot journey, and it is my hope that they will help you acquire a better understanding of the cards. This is the "workbook" I use when teaching Tarot classes and workshops....
2020 / 9 / 4
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron
Thayer's Life Span Reading by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

This superb script allows a mentalist or psychic entertainer to apparently reveal any spectator's life, from the cradle to the grave. Is it mind reading? ESP? Vulcan Mind Meld? No, it's Larsen and McCarron's Life Span Reading, the psychic worker's "secret sauce" that, judiciously used, will convince most anyone that you have real psychic ability.

Not a trick, but a psychological profile that fits nearly anyone who walks in the door. Life readings such as this have been jealously guarded by office mediums, who use the spiel to convince the client of the psychic's innate ability. Yet, no special...

2020 / 8 / 17
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Unknown Mentalist
Propless Tarot by Unknown Mentalist
  1. Is this really absolutely propless? - Yes
  2. Can this be performed over a voice phone call? - Yes
  3. Can this be performed over a video call? - Yes
  4. Can this be performed face to face? - Yes
  5. I have zero knowledge about Tarot cards. Can I perform this? - Yes
  6. I have never even seen a Tarot Deck before. Can I still perform this? - Yes
  7. Do I or the participant need to handle a Tarot Deck? - No
  8. Does this involve anagrams or equivoque? - No
  9. Does this need a long convoluted process as with most propless effects? - No
  10. Can I use tarot cards if I want to? - Yes
  11. Is this a divination effect? - Yes ...
2020 / 7 / 18
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Robert A. Nelson
Secret Methods of Private Readers by Robert A. Nelson

This ebook rips back the curtain, revealing the inside secrets of private mediums and clairvoyants. Learn how and where they operate, amassing large sums of money. Every intimate detail of their operation is laid bare. Learn how the clairvoyant invades a "closed town" and sets up a thriving office business -- and continues to operate without legal interference.

Tells how "office" psychics satisfy their patrons with their exaggerated claims -- and how they get their customers to come back time and time again. Includes little-known "convincers" and "clinchers," and how they are used. The beauty...

2020 / 6 / 29
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Unknown Mentalist
PRIC: Propless Remote Instant Cartomancy by Unknown Mentalist

CAUTION: This is so powerful that you could start your own cult. So you must perform this effect with great wisdom, absolute ethics, high maturity and complete responsibility. The author is not liable for any contingent outcomes of your performances, you yourself are solely responsible for it.

SCENARIO : The performer and participant are on both ends of a voice call separated by maybe thousands of miles. The participant is holding an imaginary deck of playing cards and follows instructions of the performer. The objective of the participant is to know the answer to a question she has, related...

2020 / 5 / 29
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Vincent Wilson
The Chirological Analysis Record by Vincent Wilson

Learn palmistry easily.

Vince Wilson's Chirological Analysis Record is, without doubt, the most beautiful and exquisitely designed palm reading tick sheet it will ever be your pleasure to own and use. This tick sheet will enable you to take your palm readings to the next level, and can be handed to your sitter as a permanent keepsake of the palm reading you have provided for them. The tick sheet comes with full permission to print and use in any capacity, and also allows you to add your own name and contact details, thereby increasing repeat bookings. Full instructions, also elegantly produced,...

2020 / 5 / 10
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Satabdo Sengupta
Cold Zodiac Guess by Satabdo Sengupta

Imagine walking up to a complete stranger, having a short interaction with them regarding zodiac signs, and then handing them a black envelope. To their surprise it has their horoscope and also their zodiac sign written.

  • No pre-show
  • No complex anagrams
  • No forcing
  • Deceptive with layers of deception
  • Perform surrounded
  • 100% bang on every time

1st edition 2019, PDF 5 pages, video 18 min.

2019 / 12 / 23
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Robert A. Nelson & Sir Edwards
Sir Edwards' $100 Horoscope Demonstration Sales Plan by Robert A. Nelson & Sir Edwards

One of the rarest of offerings from the Nelson Enterprises catalog is this horoscope pitch act that sold for the equivalent of $1600 when first introduced. Only the wealthiest of mentalists and psychic operators would have risked this huge sum in 1942, when the plan was first offered. While the steep cover price helped guarantee exclusivity, those who put the plan to use made big money with it. Now you can, too.

In this collection of six books, electronically "bound" together as one, you'll learn Sir Edwards' proven method of selling horoscopes, booklets and lucky pieces to a willing, "off-the-street" audience. Complete...

2019 / 11 / 17
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Paul Voodini
Palm Reading for Magicians by Paul Voodini

Everything you need to know to start with palm reading - tips, tricks, and techniques. Additionally Paul teaches how to combine palm readings with close-up magic and mentalism to give added resonance and meaning to your routines.

Introduced by Luke Jermay (and with a cameo from magician Wayne Fox), this is a professionally produced video, packed full with information, routines, and real-life performances.

When working at wedding receptions, corporate events, and dinner parties, why is it that Paul Voodini always has crowds of spectators around him? Why is it that long after the "regular" magicians...

2019 / 6 / 17
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Devin Knight
Nu-Way Private Reading by Devin Knight

This is one of the cleverest methods ever devised for a one-on-one answering of a written question. The basic method was first created by W. G. Magnuson and later improved on by myself. The spectator writes a question on a slip of paper and folds it into fourths. The mentalist doesn't do the folding. The spectator is then given a match and asked to burn the slip that has been in full view at all times. There is no center tear, nor is the slip torn in any manner. The spectator folds up his question and burns it. The slip is not put into an envelope at any time, it merely rests on a deck of cards.

The performer...

2019 / 4 / 27
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Devin Knight
Fishing for Mentalism Dollars by Devin Knight

Here is a new refreshing way to get steady paid bookings as a cold reader. This plan does not involve theater shows, restaurants, costly advertising or renting office space hoping for clients.

The original method was advocated by W. G. Magnuson and Robert Nelson in the early 30s and worked well then; however, Devin Knight has updated this idea to make it 100% practical for today. The cool thing is that this works anywhere in the world, not just the USA.

If you are a mentalist with a good understanding of cold reading then you can work this plan either full-time or part-time. Mentalists around the world are already...

2019 / 4 / 18
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Devin Knight
The Human Lie Detector by Devin Knight

Real lie detection for mentalists and magicians. Know when someone is lying by holding their wrists.

"This, as Devin says, is for the advanced performer. It is not new, it is not 100%, but for those times that you must, this is the solution. Do not overlook this, and if you know the method, you will be delightfully experimenting. Put this in your arsenal." - Marc Salem
The technique described in this PDF has been one of my closely guarded secrets over the years. I used this constantly when I performed as psychic, Jason Michaels.

This information was first made available to the magic...

2019 / 4 / 13
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W. G. Magnuson & Devin Knight
Secrets of Gallery Reading by W. G. Magnuson & Devin Knight
"Gallery Reading is unique, it's unlike any other book on cold readings. I love it! It is organic, real and different. It's not stock, but exploring and seeming comprehensive to the audience. You will use it right away. I did." - Marc Salem
Imagine that you have finished your mental act and then start telling complete strangers, with remarkable accuracy, their secret thoughts, as well as their private and personal affairs from stage. You can point out people who have lost objects or money and apparently help them find them in some cases. This is accomplished without any impression devices,...
2019 / 4 / 5
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Paul Voodini
Ten Steps to Tarot Mastery by Paul Voodini

Available now - Voodini's Ten Steps to Tarot Mastery. In ten simple steps, this PDF will take you from a nervous beginner to an experienced Tarot card reader, and more than that - you will be able to go out and deliver readings after the very first chapter.

This manuscript is close to eighty pages long, and gives you all the information, technique, and confidence you need to become a truly first rate Tarot card reader. Written in Paul Voodini's usual engaging and entertaining manner, this PDF is aimed at the mentalism and magic community, so you know you're getting real world advice and knowledge...

2019 / 3 / 9
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William W. Larsen
Thayer's Comedy Crystal Gazing Act by William W. Larsen

Here's the perfect "one man" comedy mentalism act that's great for those occasions when you aren't able to perform your regular show. Or add it as a feature to your regular act.

Don't confuse this with the old "two person" comedy mindreading act. This hilarious routine can be performed by you, alone, without assistants, stage hands or stooges. Using a crystal ball, a jumbo electric light bulb, or even a swirly-painted bowling ball, you cause a laugh riot by apparently answering questions which have been merely "thought of" by your audience. There's no mystery to it. All you need is this clever...

2019 / 3 / 4
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Michael Daniels
Almagest by Michael Daniels

Almagest is a simple, completely propless, star sign divination.

Almagest allows you to very easily determine a spectator's star sign while giving an engaging palmistry reading.

  • Completely propless
  • Nothing is written down
  • Works in any language
  • No preshow
  • No anagrams, verbal chicanery, or dual reality
  • No numerical calculations by spectator or performer
  • Simple memory work that incorporates traditional astrological principles and interpretation

1st edition 2019, 10 pages.

2019 / 1 / 19
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Dee Christopher
The Red Light System by Dee Christopher

The Red Light Reading System is Dee's favourite way to create unique and engaging psychic-style readings in a close up environment. With nothing more than a stack of specially set up business cards, you will have the power to offer insight to your participants at a moment's notice.

The Red Light System was built from real intuition and it was built in the performance arena, not sat at home writing grids of meanings for certain things. Dee does not have a fantastic memory, and he has not had much luck naturally interpreting certain oracles; but Red Light offered him an easy and very logical...

2018 / 12 / 22
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Dave Arch
Handwriting Analysis for the Stage by Dave Arch

This offering includes a PowerPoint slideshow, an eighteen-minute video tutorial, and a reproducible handwriting analysis tic sheet. As a result of learning the methods taught, you'll be equipped to guide an entire audience through an analysis of their own handwritings. You can use what you learn from this package as a stand alone presentation, in conjunction with a Q & A routine, and/or use the reproducible tic sheet to offer personal consultations (possibly following your presentation).

My experience has shown that for many of my audiences the subject of handwriting analysis carries greater...

2018 / 12 / 16
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W. G. Magnuson & Anthony Nelmar Albino & Devin Knight
Forbidden Knowledge by W. G. Magnuson & Anthony Nelmar Albino & Devin Knight

You too, can apparently have the legendary psychic powers of the seventh son of the seventh son. This release will show you how and take your abilities to the next level. Learn advanced techniques from three of the legends in cold reading and mentalism: Magnuson, Nelmar and Knight. Techniques so advanced that Magnuson said you will make other mediums look like rank amateurs.

Back in the 40s, W. G. Magnuson dared to expose these secrets. Just as mediums threatened Houdini for his exposures, successful mediums also threatened Magnuson with bodily harm and threats of ancient curses if he exposed these...

2018 / 11 / 26
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Will Goldston
Looking Into The Future by Will Goldston

This is a collection of cold reading methods including palm reading, astrology and preparing horoscopes. It also includes a collection of news reports about spirits, ghosts and other weird and unusual occurrences.

  • PREFACE
  • CRYSTAL GAZING
  • ASTROLOGY
    • The Horoscope Of Will Goldston
  • PALMISTRY OR CHIROMANCY
    • Practical Points on Palmistry
  • THE PLANCHETTE
  • WHAT IS SPIRITUALISM?
    • Rules and conditions for the Spirit-Circle
  • EXPERIENCES
    • Weird Happening At Lamberhurst
    • Locks And Bolts Of No Avail
    • Spirited Away
    • Wonderful Proofs
    • Robert Houdin Mystified
    • Remarkable Test
    • Majuba Visions
    • Curious...
2018 / 11 / 19
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Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 5 by Dave Arch

Whereas the previous releases in this series have addressed individual personality traits (#1), managing relational drama (#2), maintaining positive feelings of self worth (#3), and minimizing worry (#4); this module addresses the dynamics of stress and frustration in the life of a sitter. As with the previous ebooks and videos, the reader first draws a picture of what s/he is sensing from the sitter. After seeing the picture, the sitter can then help interpret the drawing - speaking to the specifics of the stressful situation sensed by the reader.

As with the previous releases, the content...

2018 / 11 / 17
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Anthony Nelmar Albino & Devin Knight
The Ready Reader by Anthony Nelmar Albino & Devin Knight

This ebook is part of Forbidden Knowledge.

This little-known system is unique and one of the best systems every developed for cold reading a person. This system was first released by Nelmar in the late 30s. The cool thing about this system is that no two readings are alike, yet, they are spot on and very accurate. Yes, that means if people compare notes afterward, they both will have non-similar readings that apply to them almost 100%.

This is not possible if you are using one of the Nelson stock readings, as with that method the reader memorizes a stock reading that applies to almost anyone and repeats...

2018 / 11 / 3
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Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 4 by Dave Arch

Previous modules in this series have addressed personality traits (#1), relational drama (#2), and maintaining consistent feelings of self worth (#3). This release brings focus to the negative impact of worry in the client's life. As with Dave's previous releases, you'll draw a diagram for the client that will pictorially give him/her scientifically proven strategies for managing any anxiety s/he might be feeling.

By watching the video first you'll share in the experience that the client will have. By then reading the printed document you'll receive even more information to help you flesh...

2018 / 10 / 29
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Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 3 by Dave Arch

On any given day I can feel like I'm on top of the world ... or I can feel like the world is on top of me. Maintaining belief in their worthiness to be loved is arguably among the greatest challenges facing every person. In this substantive release, you'll learn to draw in a simple picture a proven strategy for managing what can be an emotional roller coaster for many. Your picture will then lay the groundwork for the person with whom you're visiting to open up regarding their own fluctuating feelings of self worth.

1st edition 2018, PDF 4 pages, video 3 min.

2018 / 10 / 19
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Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 2 by Dave Arch

Second only to the model of personality traits Dave shared in his previous release of Scientific Cold Reading 1, this video and its companion pdf document explains the proven concept that most consistently receives responses from his coaching clients of "You just described the relationship between my spouse and me!" or "How did you know that's how I relate to my children?".

Imagining yourself in the role of a sitter coming to Dave for counsel, first watch the seven-minute video where Dave presents to you as though you were sitting in the room with him - drawing on the screen what he's seeing in his mind about you...

2018 / 10 / 4
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David J. Lustig
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards by David J. Lustig

Be the life of the party. Delve into the past, present and future for fun or profit with this ebook and a deck of playing cards. David J. Lustig, Dunninger's friend and confidante, reveals his "La Vellma" fortune telling with cards method. With this method and a few nights of practice you, too, can amaze your friends with entertaining "readings" of the past, present and future — all revealed by the cards.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Instructions
  • The Circle of 17
  • The Three Piles
  • Past, Present and Future
  • The Wish
  • Significance of the Cards
  • Clubs
  • Hearts
  • Spades
  • Diamonds
  • Hints
  • The La...
2018 / 9 / 29
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Andrew Steinmetz
The Gaming Table Volume 2 by Andrew Steinmetz

This second volume of The Gaming Table is from a magician's point of view much more interesting. It includes a history of dice and playing cards including a fairly detailed description of how playing cards were made. It has a chapter on fortune telling with cards. And it also features a surprisingly good chapter on card tricks with explanations for four sleights (false shuffle, false cut, glide, card change) and 18 very nice card tricks. Among them we find a version of the prearranged deck and two person codes.

For people interested in Erdnase it is interesting to note that at the beginning of the...

2018 / 9 / 25
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Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading Intro by Dave Arch

Why would anyone purchase another eBook or watch another video on the subject of cold reading? What could possibly be new that hasn't already been said? I too would be skeptical. After you've read Webster, Dewey, Scryer and others, what else could there be? Drawing on my ten years as a Pastor and fourteen years as an Executive Coach (and zero years as a psychic), please, if you're at all curious, take a few moments and watch as I share my perspective on cold reading, how that perspective evolved, and then a quick overview of the model I'm recommending in my series of five eBooks soon to be released...

2018 / 9 / 24
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Dave Arch
Scientific Cold Reading 1 by Dave Arch

As an executive coach in Nebraska's largest privately held company, my day is spent in back-to-back one-on-one sessions with managers. Although I would never call it cold reading (at least not out loud in a corporate environment), I consistently use the principles of cold reading to help a client get comfortable in opening up to me as we work together on their professional development.

This first in a series of scientific cold reading documents and videos explains the scientifically accepted and proven model I've used for decades to accelerate the process of getting to know someone and grow...

2018 / 9 / 21
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Robert A. Nelson
Dantes System of Livespan Reading by Robert A. Nelson

Without any written or preliminary foolishness, The Dantes System allows you to deliver a terrific psychological reading to most any spectator. A reading so cleverly conceived and thought-out that it smacks of genuine mindreading.

This sight-reading is apparently the answer to the sitter's innermost thoughts, touching upon the trials and tribulations of the individual, delving into his or her past, discussing the present and probing deeply into the future.

Dantes devoted his life to "sight reading" and is regarded as a most successful reader. If you want to devastate a total stranger by...

2018 / 8 / 18
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W. G. Magnuson
20th Century Mindreading by W. G. Magnuson

20th Century Mindreading is a classic and is considered to be one of the best things that G. W. Magnuson ever released. It is the Holy Grail when it comes to cold-readings. It contains the Alain DeLysle cold reading spiel which many mentalists consider the best cold reading ever written.

The DeLysle reading is brilliantly conceived and will hit 99 out of a 100 sitters. When you first read it, you will think someone has written a detailed life history of you! It's that good. This is considered a full-blown reading and goes from cradle to grave.

All you have to do is read it over a few times...

2018 / 6 / 3
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Montrose
Numerology for Everybody by Montrose

Discover the fascinating subject of Numerology and see what your personal numbers reveal about you.

This ebook is an excellent introduction to the fascinating world of numerology. With no special equipment or training, the student can use the methods revealed in this handbook to determine if his or her date of birth is considered "lucky" or if their name or address used in correspondence or business carries a favorable impression on others.

The author also identifies common personality traits associated with specific numbers, allowing the reader a unique opportunity for introspection....

2018 / 5 / 19
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