From Incarnation to Re-Incarnation

by Richard Ingalese and Isabella Ingalese

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Richard and Isabella Ingalese were a husband and wife team deeply interested in all matters of what is often considered to be the occult. We know that the pair lived in New York City, where Isabella
practiced as apsychic and a healer, and Richard worked as a lawyer. Both were interested in what was considered “New Thought” at the time, and today perhaps considered New Age. They were especially interested in alchemy and after many years, and much expense, claimed to have developed The White Stone and the Red Stone of the Philosophers.

Richard was born as Richard Dean Arden Wade in Savannah, GA on April 15, 1863. Due to another practicing lawyer in the Chicago area of the same name, Richard changed his last name to Ingalese, and his wife, Mary Wade, chose to change her first and last name on February 21, 1898. In their later
years, especially after their mid-60s, they largely dropped out of the public spotlight. They toured the world, spending time in Italy, before returning to the United States. They both passed away in 1934 while living in Los Angeles.

 

The ABC of Palmistry: Character and Fortune Revealed

by Well Known Palmist

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Palmistry is the study of the palm in order to foretell the future, or sometimes to determine the character or history of a person. It is practiced around the world, with different approaches, and schools of thought. There have been many who have debunked and challenged the practice as well. It originated in India, and found its way to the royal courts of Europe. As it traveled, it picked up a good many changes along the way. For example, many of the hand mounds are named after Greek goddesses and gods. The ABC of Palmistry offers a trip in time in the history of hand reading. It offers readers information on how to palm read in the Western style.

 

The Occult World: Teachings of Occult Philosophy

by A. P. Sinnett

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Alfred Percy Sinnett (1840-1921), a journalist and Theosophist, wrote frequently to members of the Brotherhood of Adepts, an occult organization. The famous Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya corresponded via mail with Sinnett, and Sinnett used parts of this correspondence to compose The Occult World. Together, along with others, they were building The Theosophical Society. Sinnett was friends with many of the leading theosophists and spent a productive time in India. The organization’s avowed object was at first the scientific investigation of psychic or so-called “spiritualistic” phenomena, after which its three chief objects were declared, namely (1) Brotherhood of man, without distinction of race, colour, religion, or social position; (2) the serious study of the ancient world-religions for purposes of comparison and the selection therefrom of universal ethics; (3) the study and development of the latent divine powers in man. The society has persisted through the decades and has branches or lodges scattered all over the world, some of which are in India, where its chief headquarters are established.

 

The Occult Arts: An Examination of the Claims Made for the Existence of Supernormal Powers

by J. W. Frings

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J.W. Fring opens by noting he is skeptical of any claims of the supernatural. He defines supernatural broadly, and dedicates chapters to a variety of manifestations, including alchemy, telepathy, palmistry, and hypnotism. Fring chooses to highlight multiple versions of the supernatural, broadly defining, it, and then offers some points to challenge beliefs in these manifestations. Those who are intrigued about the continuing belief in things strange will find this work both useful and controversial.