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What is divination?

  • the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.

  • To foresee or predict the future.

  • There are many ways to practice the art of divination. We will list many different types in this blog but the more years I spend researching divination the more ways I discover ways to practice this art.

Different types of divination.

  1. Astrology-this is one of my favorites. When my grandmother taught this to me at a young age it was not at popular as it is now. Most of the people I know today at least know their own sign even if they are not a regular astrology practitioner. The definition; is the study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities. The astrological signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

  2. Astagalomancy- divination using small bones or dice.

  3. Aeromancy- divination from watching the state of the air around us.

  4. Automatic writing- Channeling messages from the spirit world and writing them down here.

  5. Bilblomancy- divination using books

  6. Clairvoyance- is being able to perceive things beyond the natural senses. There are many type of clairvoyance that we will address in its own blog.

  7. Crystal Gazing- Many people are very familiar with this practice. When you crystal gaze to person stares into the crystal ball to see visions of the future. Be careful and make sure to cover the ball after use so, the reflection from sunlight doesn't catch fire.

  8. Ceromancy- using candle wax to predict the future.

  9. Dowsing- the practice of searching for water or minerals using a dowsing rod.

  10. Numerology- the study of numbers and how to correlate to humans or what meanings they have.

  11. Palmistry- The are of predicting the future by reading lines and ridges on peoples hands.

  12. Pendulum- using a pendulum to predict the future.

  13. Runes- Stones with symbols marked in them to predict the future.

  14. Scrying- the practice of looking in reflective surfaces for long periods of time to see the future. Some use black mirrors, water in a bowl, fire or really anything that you can go into a trance and look into a reflective surface can work.

  15. Cartomancy- Tarot Cards- a pack of special 78 cards that predict the future.

  16. Tea reading- Using tea leaves to look at images and predict the future.

  17. Lithomancy- Yes, No stones- Black/whites stones usually in 13 or a 23 set to predict the future.

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