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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Do you have a 'mundane' face?

She found a hefty book.
The Complete Book of Fortune.
Dating from the 1930s.
Cards and tea leaves,
divination by dice and dominoes.
Crystal gazing, dreams and numerology.
Physiognomy, phrenology.
Oracles, omens and superstitions.
Astrology.
Talismans and amulets.
The meaning of names, stones and flowers.
Reading of hands and faces ...
Mundane or Martian??!
VJ rarely reads her horoscope, 
(she is a shy, boring, sensible, unemotional goat, apparently!)
she cursorily salutes the odd Magpie 
and avoids walking under ladders for health & safety reasons only ...
What will be will be ...

20 comments:

elegancemaison said...

OMG I want this! Is it for sale? Pls email me if so. Cx

Vix said...

A mundane face - I love it! What a great book.
I don't ever read my horoscope, such nonsense - but isn't it odd that I always get on especially well with fellow fire signs despite my scepticism? x

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

What a fantastic book! Just in time for hallowe'en! x

nilly said...

I THINK this is the book my friend and I used to giggle over while lying in the sun on the cliffs behind her seaside home - we'd study our palms and worry about the length of our life lines. Now the sad bit - hers was long & well defined, but she died at 19...
It is all fun but it is nonsense too.

Tammy Chrzan said...

1930's?
I think I would like to have a read of that book just to compare it to what we think of all that spooky stuff now days! Good time to read that book... Near Halloween!!
I love old books, My oldest is about 120 years old!
Tammy x

Alessandra said...

such an incredible book!!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

haggiz said...

Is there really such a word as Jupiterian?! I don't read my horoscope but do seem to have traits attributed to my star sign. I do also get on best with other water signs, so am not completely sceptical Julie x

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

I had to look up the word mundane...
It said...'Of this world..Worldly'.
(News to me).
But! Yep! I love ALL this fortune, spells, omens, superstitions etc!
It's a big thing in Sicily...There are loads of things you do~~or don't do at certain times! Life surrounds it!
And, it ALL comes from facts...From the past!!!

Greenorchid said...

I do love an old book find... my favourite find is" How to live with a neurotic dog" great drawings!! Cx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Brilliant!! x

Louise McDonagh said...

A book like this would have me enthralled for hours. I am exceedingly superstitious though. X

rusty duck said...

RD agrees with VJ. Fun book though!

Plain Jane said...

I'm curious to know what sort of face I have - is there a section that specifies round and a bit wrinkly?? Great find x Jane

YeamieWaffles said...

This is amazing Jane, such an incredible thing, thanks for showing me this.

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Flaming Nora said...

I have spent some time studying the facial types indicated. But realise i am so distracted by their hairstyles that I have no idea if I am mundane or not!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Write your own horoscope, so much more fun.

Today you will be fabulous for the eighth consecutive day. Everyone will be ogling the outfit you put together so beautifully this morning agreeing that you really are the bees knees.

See, if mystic Meg can make it up, so can we:) Simples!

Barbara said...

What a fantastic book, a very lucky find!

the woolly dog said...

Ahh thank goodness... somebody else who salutes magpies, my arm goes up and down like a yoyo every time I take the dog for a walk in the park.

Kelly-Marie said...

Oh my goodness! I am tres jealous of this find. I actually have one simular from the 30's but the graphics aren't as good as this one. xx