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Stoicheomancy

Stoicheomancy or Stoichomancy may refer to: A method of divination by opening the works of Homer or Virgil and reading orally the first verses seen. A branch of Bibliomancy the uses pin in divination process. Etymology Derived from the Greek stoikheion ('element') and manteia ('prophecy') History In the Middle Ages, the use of Virgil's Aenid for divination was popular in …

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Stercomancy

Stercomancy is a divination by observing dung (birds excrements) or seeds found in dung. Etymology Derived from the Latin stercus ('excrement ') and Greek manteia ('prophecy') See also Scatomancy Spatilomancy Back to Sortileges Back to Divinations Back to Home This post was last modified on :

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Stareomancy

Stareomancy is a divination through the observations of the ancient elements of fire, earth, air, and water. Etymology Derived from the Greek stais ('dough')and manteia ('prophecy') See also Aeromancy Geomancy Hydromancy Pyromancy Back to Sortileges Back to Divinations Back to Home This post was last modified on :

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Sphondulomancy

Sphondulomancy is a divination with spindles. Etymology Derived from the Greek sphondulos ('spindle') and manteia ('prophecy') Back to Sortileges Back to Divinations Back to Home This post was last modified on :

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Rune casting

Rune casting or Runic Divination provides means of analyzing the path that one is on and a likely outcome. Runes are an oracle from which one seeks advice. Origin Runes were used to write many languages including, Gothic, German, Frisian, English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Russian, Hebrew and other Semitic languages (due to trade relations with the Khazars, a …

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Rhabdomancy

Rhabdomancy or rabdomancy is a form of divination by means of a rod, wand, staff, stick or arrow. Etymology Derived from the Greek rhabdos ('rod') and manteia ('prophecy') History Rhabdomancy has been included in I Ching which uses small wooden rods, and also in dowsing, which often uses a wooden stick. The practice seemed to originate with the Chaldeans and …

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Pseudomancy

Pseudomancy is a fraudulent or misleading divination. Etymology Derived from the Greek pseudēs ('false') and manteia ('prophecy') Methods One example is divination by drawing marked stones from a container. Back to Sortileges Back to Divinations Back to Home This post was last modified on :

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Phyllorhodomancy

Phyllorhodomancy is a form of divination by rose leaves or petals. Etymology Derived from the Greek phullon ('leaf') + rhodon ('rose')and manteia ('prophecy') Methods During ancient Greece, fortune-tellers would clap a rose leaf on the hand and judged the potential success of their desires on the basis of the sound of the clap. Three methods of divination by roses are …

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Pessomancy

Pessomancy is a form of divination that uses beans or pebbles. Etymology Derived from the Greek pege ('spring') and manteia ('prophecy') History It is an old and simple mantic art that is believed to have been practiced by both ancient Greeks and the ancient Egyptians. It is basically performed by shaking a number of pebbles in a basket, bowl, or …

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Numismatomancy

Numismatomancy is a form of divination that predicts the future by the use of coins. Etymology Derived from the Greek nomisma ('coin') and manteia ('prophecy') History Around 700 BC, the Lydians produced the first coins which were made of electrum, a natural alloy of gold and silver. At first, they were crude bean-shaped lumps with official symbols stamped on them. …

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