Saturday, June 9, 2007

Comprehensive Divination Technique List

I will be starting this thread to list out different divination techniques and explanations for divinations I have used (and some I'm still learning). I will also include how to make your own as Im a firm believer that tools made with your own two hands and personal energy are 10 times as powerful as those bought in a store.


The following is a list of the divinations I have personally used.


Here is a comprehensive list of divination techniques (I will not be touching on all of them in this thread, but if there is one you would like to explore further feel free to contact me!)
Types of Divination


Aeromancy is divination by atmospheric phenomena.

Alectromancy is divination by a rooster pecking grain.

Amniomancy is divination by using the caul.

Anthroposcopy is divination by observing facial features.

Arithmancy is divination by numbers (also Numerology).

Astrology is divination by planets and stars.

Augury is divination from the behaviour of birds.

Austromancy is divination by the winds.

Axinomancy is divination by a balanced axe or by a stone on a red hot axe head.

Belomancy is divination by arrows.

Bibliomancy is divination by random passages in books. See Stichomancy.

Biorhythm

Bletonism is divination by currents of water.

Botanomancy is divination by herbs.

Capnomancy is divination by smoke.

Cartomancy is divination by using playing cards.

Catoptromancy is divination by using a mirror.

Ceromancy is divination by molten wax dropped into water.

Chanelling is the act of connecting with a pirit or spirit guide for the purpose of divination

Cheiromancy is divination by the hands (see also Palmistry).

Clacking is divination by 'clacking' two stones together.

Clairaudience is divination by hearing things inaudible normally.

Clairvoyance is divination by "second sight".

Cledonomancy is divination by chance remarks or events.

Coscinomancy is divination by sieve and shears.

Crystallomancy is divination by a crystal.

Dactyliomancy is divination by using a finger ring. (Or Pendulum)

Dowsing is divination by using a forked stick or wires. AKA water-witching.

Geloscopy is divination by a person's way of laughing.

Genethlialogy is divination by the stars placement at one's birth.

Geomancy is divination by examining dots on paper, dirt particles or marks on the earth.

Gyromancy is divination by whirling around until dizzy and falling.

Halomancy is divination by salt.

Haruspicy is divination by examining the entrails of animals.

Hepatoscopy is divination by examining the liver of an animal.

Hieromancy is divination by observing sacrificed things.

Horoscopy is divination by means of a horoscope.

Hydromancy is divination by water.

Ichthyomancy is divination by fish.

Lampadomancy is divination by observing the flame of a candle.

Leconomancy is divination by observing the shape that oil poured on water makes.

Lithomancy is divination by stones.

Margaritomancy is divination by pearls.

Moleosophy is divination by moles on the body.

Myomancy is divination by observing the movements of mice.

Necromancy is divination by communication with the dead.

Numerology is divination by numbers and names.

Oenomancy is divination by the appearance of wine poured in libation.

Ogham Sticks the use of Ogham symbols on wooden discks for the purpose of divination or guidance.

Omen Journey is a meditation or astral journey for the purpose of divination or guidance

Oneiromancy is divination by dreams.

Onomancy is divination by the letters of a name.

Onychomancy is divination by the fingernails.

Ophiomancy is divination by observing the behaviour of snakes.

Ornithomancy is divination by the flight of birds.

Palmistry is divination by reading the lines and aspects of the hand. (see also Cheiromancy)

Pegomancy is divination by fountains.

Pessomancy is divination by pebbles.

Phrenology is divination by the bumps on the head.

Physiognomy is divination by the face.

Psychometry is divination by handling an object.

Pyromancy is divination by looking into a fire.

Rhabdomancy is divination by a wand or divining rod.

Runes the use of Rhunic Symbols forthe purpose of divination

Scapulomancy is divination by the shoulder blades of animals.

Scatoscopy is divination by the examination of excrement.

Sciomancy is divination by shadows or ghosts.

Scrying is divination by looking into a flat reflective surface. (see also Crystallomancy, Hydromancy, Catoptromancy, etc )

Sideromancy is divination by observing the movement of straws placed on a red hot iron.

Sortilege is divination by drawing lots.

Spodomancy is divination by looking at ashes.

Stichomancy is divination by random passages in books, see Bibliomancy.

Tarot the use of cards for the purpose of divination or guidance

Tephromancy is divination by looking at ashes from sacrifices.

Theomancy is divination by oracles.

Uromancy is divination by urine.

Xylomancy is divination by dry sticks.

Zoomancy is divination by observing the behaviour of animals.

3 comments:

Kanoff said...

“O segredo do êxito é a honestidade. Se puderes evitá-la, consegues lá chegar.”
Groucho Marx

Pindusa said...

I saw a story on Unexplained Mysteries about a psychic who was able to contact the spirit of a murdered man by clacking to stones together. She was chanting something as she clacked but I was unable to pick up what she was saying. Are there specific words or spells that should be chanted while clacking? How should one select the stones to do this? Are some more useful than others? Where did this method originate and is it still practiced by any particular cultures or ethnic groups? Can this method also be used for shamanic journeying and healing? Where can I obtain more information about this. I've done a search on the web but have not found more than definitions. Thank you.

Pindusa said...

Do you know where I can get more information about clacking? Are there any specific words that should be chanted when clacking? Can it be used to contact the dead? Can it be used for shamanic journeying and for healing? Are there any particular stones that should be chosen? How to select stones? Should one use stones to which one is particularly drawn, as with crystals? Where did the practice originate and by whom? (i.e. particular cultures or ethnic groups), etc.