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Madame Lenormand (1772-1843)

Madame Lenormand was famous in France in the 19th century for her use of Tarot cards as a divination tool. From an early age she showed great psychic gifts using the Etteila tarot deck and palmistry to tell the fortunes of her friends. During her 20s she moved to Paris and set up a Salon where she soon became a celebrity, gathering important cliental including Emperor Napoleon and his wife Josephine. After a few years, Napoleon grew tired of her accuracy, particularly when she predicted his divorce before he had a chance to announce it to Josephine.

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He ordered her imprisonment, but after the divorce proceedings were issued she was released. After this, Lenormand became a legend. According to popular folklore, on her death a small deck of cards (36 cards in total) were found in her possessions, named Le petit Jeu (now known as the Lenormand deck). These cards were picturesque and in numeric order with specific symbols. There is historical evidence that these cards may first have been published in 1840 - however there never was a written account of their meaning. Nor is it clear if Madame Lenormand ever used the cards for her own famous predictions. Today the Lenormand deck continues to remain popular although more so in France and Germany than in the English speaking world. Much of their meaning has been guessed by modern card readers.

Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738-91), also known as Etteilla

Jean-Baptiste Alliette was a Parisian occultist who wrote under the name of Etteilla (the reverse spelling of his name). From an early age he was interested in using Tarot cards for fortune telling and he studied for years with a Tarot master. He became a professional Tarot reader and is credited with coining the word cartomancy for card divination. He was the first person to commission the creation of a Tarot deck that was designed to be used primarily for divination purposes (and not as a card game). This deck is called the Grand Etteilla, but it was originally referred to as the Book of Thoth. It was, in effect, the first modern Tarot deck. The deck was highly successful and remains in print in France today (although today the Rider Waite deck is far more popular). As a fortune teller, Etteilla made his living as a cartomancer, astrologer and alchemist.

Nostradamus (1503-66)

A famous clairvoyant Nostradamus famously predicted the death of Henry II of France in a jousting accident. Refusing to listen to the Seer, the King went ahead and died as prophesied. Nostradamus made thousands of predictions. He is credited with predicting the Great Fire of London, the rise of Hitler and the assassination of President Kennedy. For example, he wrote:

"Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers, The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister (we assume Hitler). Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn, When the child of Germany observes nothing."

After 9/11 rumours abounded on the internet that he had predicted the disaster of the twin towers. However, there is no evidence to support this theory. Nostradamus believed that angel spirits helped him on his journey of predicting the future. His method of scrying into the future was to stare and mediate into a bowl or water or into a fire until visions appeared before him; although there is some evidence he may have occasionally used cards.

Sister Lucy of Fatima (1907-2005)

A nun from Portugal, Sister Lucy was one of three children who witnessed a series of visions of the Holy Mary in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. Famously the vision told the children 3 secrets, only 2 of which have since been revealed to the world. Much speculation has occurred about the contents of the third secret, and conspiracy theories abound as to why the Vatican instructed the nun to remain silent on the matter. The first secret revealed a nightmarish picture of Hell where damned souls are sent. The second secret predicted World War II. It has been suggested that the third secret predicted the end of the world and was so horrifying the Vatican deemed it better not to be revealed. The Catholic Church has since built a shrine in Fatima which is visited by millions of visitors every year.

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