Benjamin Day aka Peletiah Pettengill
Who is this mysterious author, claiming to know all this information? Peletiah Pettengill refers to himself as a “philom,” an abbreviation of the Greek word “philomath,” which means a student of mathematics and philosophy. And in fact, Pettengill is a self-proclaimed, “Professor of Astrology and Geometry, Lecturer on Spiritual Philosophy, and Mysteries of the Spiritual World.” One thing we can be sure of is that Peletiah Pettengill is a pseudonym for another living man at the time, as there are no records of anyone in existence with the name Peletiah Pettengill. But there was a man named Benjamin H. Day. Day entered this manuscript into the Library of Congress in 1860. Day was a well-known American newspaper publisher, best known for founding the New York Sun in 1833, the first penny press newspaper in the United States.
Peletiah PettengillPettengill's Perfect Fortune Teller and Dream Book$14.95Pettengill’s Fortune-Teller and Dream Book is a...Pettengill’s Fortune-Teller and Dream Book is an original occult compendium from 1860, comprising of fortune-telling by astrology, the zodiac, palmistry, the meaning of certain physical features on...