The Seeress of Prevorst


In 1826 the Swabian poet, doctor and occultist Justinus Kerner took the seriously ill clairvoyant Friederike Hauff into his home, and tried to heal her with magnetic cures devised by Mesmer. In his Clairvoyant of Prevorst, published in 1829, he also describes her ability to express herself in her own “inner language and writing”. “She said (…) that one could survey one’s whole life after death in a single such sign.” Kerner drew comparisons with Adam’s primal language which went to the heart of things and named every creature by its true name.

J. Kerner, Die Seherin von Prevorst, Stuttgart, 1829





The Seeress of Prevorst

Gabriel von Max, 1892




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