Review: Consult the Oracle

I love silly books. I love books that were “guides” in by-gone times. I adore them, and Old House Books makes the best ones yet. Today I will talk about a Victorian Guide, so here we go!

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As you can tell by the cover, this book is about Folklore and fortune telling. I’m a sucker for folklore, so that’s why I picked up this book.

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The book is divided into seven chapters:

  • Everyday Superstitions
  • What we ay learn from animals
  • charms and spells
  • understanding the supernatural
  • beings from other worlds
  • what we may learn from the body
  • the interpretation of dreams

Each chapter tells you little things such as what are unlucky animals? Why is it dangerous to wear yellow and green? Why shouldn’t I get married during lent? How should I sneeze if I want to be lucky?

This little book is really amusing, but not as fun as Things a Woman wants to Know, also by Old Books. Most things I all ready knew, because they are still superstitions today, such as breaking a mirror or what to do when you spill salt.

Long story short, an endearing little book, but you won’t be missing out lots if you don’t read it!

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You can buy this here.

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