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Famous 18th and 19th century psychics

Long ago, people like seers, prophets, oracles or anyone with the ability to foretell fortunes and the future of a person were criticized, mocked or even sentenced to death. They were considered as witches who practice malicious ceremonies. They went into hiding and made sure that only few, relevant people knows about them. Therefore, not everyone can have a reading or a consultation as the seers and prophets were not really out in the market.

It was during the 18th and the 19th century when the talented and the gifted psychics came out from their hiding and showcased their talents and abilities to the whole world. All they needed was a little enlightenment that there are people willing to listen and to know about their future.

Here are the most famous 18th and 19th century psychics:

  1. Count Alessandro di Cagliostro

His real name was Guiseppe Balsamo or Joseph Balsamo; he was born on the 2nd of June 1747. He was a famous Italian psychic and occultist during his time. He was also an adventurer. He seems to be a little too outspoken about his abilities that the people, wherever he goes, thinks of him or considers him a fraud or he is only telling lies for attention.


Count Alessandro di Cagliostro was also believed to be the founder of the Egyptian Rite Masonry; it is the merging of Memphis and Misraim, two alchemical and occult Egyptian rites. On the 27th of December 1789, the Inquisition ordered their spies to seize and capture Cagliostro as he is involved with the Masonry. He was given a death sentence for being a Freeamason but was then lowered to spending his life in a prison cell. He died on the 26th of August 1796, briefly after he was transferred to San Leo Fortress.


  1. Comte de Saint Germaine

Comte de Saint Germaine was also an adventurer, much like Count Alessandro de Cagliostro. He practices and furnishes his abilities and services while he travels Europe and he has been known to be familiar with esotericism, occultism, and mysticism. He worked with various secret societies during his time and that is why he disguises himself as he travels. He worked for Prince Charles of Hesse – Kassel, and was brought to a factory in Eckernforde to participate in a project that involves making pigments for cloth. They also worked on catalyzing jewels and gems. He died on the 27th of February 1784 at the factory in Eckernforde.


  1. Allen Kardec

Allen Kardec, also known as Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, was born on the 3rd of October 1804. He was a French educator, translator and author and was raised as a Roman Catholic. Being an educator, he had an interest in the sciences and philosophy and had a doctorate in medicine. Kardec was fluent in a lot of languages like French, English, Italian, German and Spanish. After all these studying and teaching, he became interested with Spirit Tapping, this is when the spirits tap you to let you know that they are with you during a séance. . He was the founder of Spiritism and believes that it is a science and not a religion.


  1. Andrew Jackson Davis

Andrew Jackson Davis was a mesmerist, one who practices the phenomena of hypnotism and a spiritualist from New York and he was born on the 11th of August 1826. He was also known as the “Poughkeepsie Seer". He was practices the art of faith healing, clairvoyance and psychic reading. He wrote books related to his practices, magnetic healing, and published three books in three years; Her Divine Revelations, the Principles of Nature and A Voice to Mankind. He died on the 13th of January 1910.


  1. Paschal Beverly Randolph

Paschal Beverly Randolph was an African – American doctor, writer, spiritualist, occultist and psychic, also from New York like Andrew Jackson Davis. He was known to be the one who introduced sex magic; any type of sexual activity used in magical or spiritual pursuits, and was also known to be the one who established the Rosicrucian Order; a cultural movement from Europe who believes on the esoteric truths of the ancient past, to the United States.


  1. Madame Blavatsky

Madame Blavatsky, who was also known as Helena von Hahn, was born on the 12th of August 1831. She was from Ukraine. She is known to be an occultist, a theosophist, a writer and a traveler who co-founded the Theosophical Society with her husband, Colonel H. S. Olcott, in 1875. The society’s goal is to form a brotherhood that disregards and ignores superiority of race, sex, caste, creed or color. In her lifetime, she wrote books such as Isis Unveiled, The Secret Doctrine, and The Key to Theosophy and many more. Of course, like many other psychics she was not saved from the public’s critical opinions, she was also labeled as fraud or a charlatan. She died on the 8th of May 1891.


  1. Eliphas Levi

Eliphas Levi was a French ceremonial magician and an occult, born on the 8th of February 1810 in Paris, France. He was raised a Roman Catholic and was supposed to be a priest but he did not finish and left the seminary because he fell in love. His real name was Alphonse Louis Constant; he uses Eliphas Levi as a pen name for his books. He was thought to be one of the greatest psychics during his time. He died on the 31st of May 1875.

These famous psychics have traveled the world to learn more, have educated people with their knowledge and beliefs, have written books about their practices and specialty and had exhibited their ability to foresee the future and fortunes of the people. They thought that the world needs people who can feel or sense that something big like catastrophes, tragedies, good news or fruitful events, might come our way and we need to be ready so we know how to handle and respond to it.

Although of course, not all psychics are 100% effective and accurate. Some are just going give a generic and safe reading like what they tell to every other client they face, but some can really see a glimpse of your future and can actually give you a great advice on what to do or how you can deal with it.



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