The Seeress of Prevorst: Her Secret Language and Prophecies from the Spirit World

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By John DeSalvo

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT John DeSalvo

John DeSalvo
John DeSalvo holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and, for more than 20 years, scientifically studied the Shroud of Turin. A former college professor and current director of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association, he is the author of four books, including Andrew Jackson Davis: The First Ame More...



Prophecies of a 19th-century German mystic who spent seven years suspended between life and death

•    Focuses on the mysterious “language of the spirits” that the seeress spoke and wrote

•    Contains a biography of the Seeress of Prevorst’s life and illustrations of all known examples of her spiritual script and diagrams

Known as the Seeress of Prevorst, Frederika Hauffe (1801-1829) was a German mystic and clairvoyant who was subject to convulsions and trances that caused her to remain bedridden from 1822 until her death seven years later. While in this state suspended between life and death, she received revelations from the spirit world about the triune doctrine of body, soul, and spirit, and she drew precise geometrical diagrams, often in complete darkness and with astonishing speed. The spirits of the dead were said to be in constant attendance on her and were even occasionally seen by others. Her most remarkable gift, however, was the ability to write and speak in what she called “the language of the spirits,” a unique coded alphabet that incorporated numbers and primitive ideographs.

Using his scientific expertise to decode her secret language and diagrams, John DeSalvo examines the life and revelations of the Seeress of Prevorst and her importance in light of spiritual development over the nearly two centuries since her death. Preceding the rise of Spiritualism by two generations, the seeress’s prophecies and teachings threw open the door to the spirit world. With one foot in each world, her life and work offer a portal into mystical realms as fascinating today as in her own time.

“John DeSalvo is one of the few minds on the planet that can comprehend a language of secrecy and reveal new meaning not apparent in normal language. His work on the language structure used by the Seeress of Prevorst represents a benchmark in Western esotericism.”
J. J. Hurtak, author of The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch

“This book will intrigue and mesmerize all who are interested in those special people who have the gift of precognition, second sight, and true prophecy."
Jeff Rense, host of The Jeff Rense Program

“In every generation there appears an individual with the ability to shed a greater light on the path of the seeker. The medium from Prevorst is such an  individual. The life and work of Frederika stretches the intellect, rationalizes the ancient teachings, and correlates them with modern spiritual thought. Her  knowledge of the ancient ‘spiritual inner language’ and of concepts both ancient and modern stands the test of time.”
Rev. Sharon L. Snowman, executive secretary, National Spiritualist Association of Churches

“I believe this book will become a spiritual eye-opener to many, many people. John DeSalvo has brought the Seeress of Prevorst to life.”
Martin W. Stuart Ph.D., former professor of musicology, Grossmont College, San Diego

"There is both beauty and tragedy in Frederika's life, and as a spiritual seeker myself, I am enriched by my knowledge of her short, tragic history."
Ochani Lele, author, Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination, Obi, and The Diloggun, Dec 2008

"Talk about an interesting book! I am always on the lookout for facts to back up amazing phenomena, and Dr. DeSalvo not only backs up his statements with facts, he answers your questions before you ask them. The result is a fascinating biography of a woman with extraordinary talents, one being like those of Edgar Cayce and Sir Oliver Lodge."
Shirley Lawrence, reviewer, Dec 2008

"I have encountered no other Christian spiritual figure so inspiring to read about and learn about, not only because of her obvious spiritual achievements and wonderful communications about them, but also because her life story and insights are so unassailable that they become the standard for all Christian writings since the Bible. . . . This is a must buy!"
Paul Bloede, reviewer, Dec 2008

"DeSalvo's book ranges widely in speculations and explanations regarding spiritualism, mesmerism, and magical scripts. It will be of great interest to people whose minds do not accept physical reality as the only truth and who are seeking answers to universal questions. They will join DeSalvo on his quest for more perfect understanding of the meaning of the life of the Seeress of Prevorst."
Barbara Bamberger Scott, Curled Up With a Good Book, Feb 2009