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Part Eighteen/Last: Cheiro, a mysterious Palmist

This post is part of series which discusses different aspects of Cheiro (1866-1936), a most celebrated Palmist and an Astrologer. His life and times.

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Supernatural

"Nightflight to Venus"

Nightflight to Venus (Atlantic, 1978)

Nightflight to Venus was the third album from the German-based vocal group Boney M. (None of the members of the original line-up were German.) The group was put together by German music producer Frank Farlan.) Boney M was formed in 1976 and achieved their fame in the disco era of the late 70s. 145 more words

Albums

Innocent Chapter 1

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Summary: Liesel is the youngest daughter of a nonpowerful King and Queen in Prussia. At the age of 13 she is sent to Russia to live with the Romanovs. 808 more words

Historical Fiction

My Dinner With Rasputin

Teffi | Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me: The Best of Teffi | New York Review Books Classics | May 2016 | 39 minutes (10,692 words) 11,247 more words

Longreads

Movies: Dr Strange Teaser Trailer Breakdown

It has been out for a week so here is our breakdown.. sorta…

  • The intro with Stephen Vincent Strange in a car accident is similar to the comics…
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Book Corner – April 2016 (1)

The Romanovs 1613 – 1918 – Simon Sebag Montefiore

One of the endless debates about history is whether it should be a litany of dates, battles and the deeds of the ruling class or whether it should take a more thematic approach and try to determine what life was like for the hoi polloi who had to survive as events unfolded. 526 more words

Culture

The Many Murders of the Mad Monk Rasputin

How many murder attempts, you ask?  Five was the magic number, that’s right, five, and all in the same night!

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, was a Siberian-born peasant and monk.  744 more words

Forgotten History