We must all seem like such a stuffy and spoiled bunch lounging about with our standard tools such Tarot cards, imported crystals, and rune stones. These are so mainstream that it is almost acceptable to have them in every household. If in fact if we would be given the opportunity to get to know our clients and work with them with other methods of divination, they would be able to get even more detailed readings from some of us in our off-hours.
In fact from time to time, I do employ these methods from day to day – if there is a message I can catch in the clouds for example, I will note it, or if the birds fly in a specific direction I will apply it sometimes to my client’s readings if I have had time to reflect on them, and know them well enough. I will work on an ‘entire reading’ which not only will encompass my card and empathic readings but the occasional dream I have about them, and more importantly every day messages and symbols if they happen to signal something for the client.
Given time, many of us could use other forms of divination to get answers, even though I tend to like cherry-picking messages as they come my way. The other forms of divination can get pretty obscure, more obscure than tea–leaf reading or dowsing such as:
Aeromancy: This technique allows for anything from the sky to be interpreted such as wind currents, sky color, cloud shapes and weather and storm forecasting. In a supplement of the Cyclopedia, a compendium for all arts and sciences of the Seventeenth Century, first published in 1728, it was written of scientific equipment being of great use to Aeromancers: “Barometers, thermometers, hygrometers, anemometers are of considerable use in this kind of Aeromancy”.
Aleuromancy: Messages are baked into bread – or when bread is being kneaded, the shape it falls into when being prepared portended a message. Originating from Apollo’s last name ‘Aleuromantis’ this ended up a common practice in the form of fortune cookies, but can also be non-written messages such as small toys or symbols. The flower falling in patterns can also be divined.
Botanomancy: With or without messages written on them, leaves can be divined. The older way was writing messages on the leaves and watching them scatter – possibly towards or away from you. This is a simply a DIY system you can do at home too!
Molybdomancy: Omens were sought by interpreting the noises and hisses of molten lead when dropped into a cauldron of water. The solidified shapes would describe the message. Bubbles in the water meant money, a broken surface in the lead meant misfortune, and general shapes and icons could emerge from the molten metal which would tell a story.
Capnomancy: Possibly having originated in Babylon, fire was often used in sacrificial offerings. It was also found that certain plants could also burn as sacrificial offerings, and if cuneiform appeared or symbols in the smoke offered up messages, these were studied. The breathing in of the scented smoke could often cause a type of trance for the shaman.
Sideromancy: Straws were burned on a hot surface and the way they curled when burned would prophesize messages. Apparently an iron surface was needed, and in alternate civilization chick peas or corn were used to create the smoke from which to divine from. So there was the way it cooked, and the way it smoked that created a message.
Brontoscopy: Forecasting on the sound of thunder. Apparently from Roman days, thunder from the left of you was a good omen, and thunder coming from the right, not so. Most importantly certain days of the week portended certain omens: Tuesday and Thursday thunder was seen as a fortuitous omen for a good grain harvest.
For the most part, this was how a good Shaman or ‘Augur’ lived. Prophets and Oracles from all time have probably employed a number of techniques and enjoyed putting together systems of divination that fit into their religious and day-to-day structure. The Romans would have employed the God of Thunder to divine for example, as it was ruled by Jupiter.
I for one live in the city and I employ technology as my muse – an entirely different topic and form of divination all together.
About The Author: Carmen’s waking dreams have provided accurate glimpses into the future for celebrities as well as political and international figures. Her non-judgmental, Empathic approach, as well as her unique method of Tarot reading, affords her the reputation as a groundbreaker in her field. This European born Canadian is the first online psychic to promote the idea of Empathy and emotional thought transference, and she has written a great deal on the subject. For a comprehensive Intuitive reading that will transform your life, you can find Carmen at PsychicAccess.com.
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