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By Anne Rice

Demonstrating once more her present for spellbinding stoyrtelling, Anne Rice makes genuine a relations of witches--a family members given to poetry and incest, to homicide and philsophy, a kinfolk that's itself haunted by way of a strong, risky and seductive being.
"Unfolds like a toxic lotus blossom redolent with sumptuous evil."
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In an attempt to test his powers, the publisher presented Cheiro with the handprint of five persons, all completely unknown to him. Among the handprints was that of a Dr. Meyer, an infamous physician who had recently been convicted of several murders.

She was, by any measure, as much a celebrity as her most illustrious clients. At the height of her fame, it was suggested that Evangeline make a lecture tour. She refused. Not even the promise of enormous sums of money, which almost certainly would have resulted from such a venture, could persuade her. Although in perfect health, she predicted that she had only a few months to live, and she did not want to waste them on tour, away from her home and friends. One rainy day the following autumn, Evangeline Adams passed away, exactly as she had predicted.

It is a scientific fact that the moon and the sun create predictable tides in our oceans and otherwise substantively affect other natural phenomena on earth. Why, then, the astrologer asks, is it so difficult to believe that this massive gravitational pull can also affect human beings in some dearly predictable way? The relatively high status enjoyed among scholarly men during the Renaissance was undoubtedly due to the notion that all sciences had a place in the humanistic revival of learning. S.

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