The practice of ‘seeing into the future’
and determining human fate and fortune is an ancient one.
It involves diverse traditions from many varied cultures –
and these practices have undergone many rebirths and permutations
over the years. The most common forms of divination seemed
to have stood the tests of time, ridicule, modern sciences
and personal preference!
The most common practices are listed below – yet with
any method of divination, it seems best to approach it with
an open mind, but also with common sense. The methods described
below, are often the “tools” used by Clairvoyants
to augment, widen or manifest their perceptions. They are
not only fun, but can provide interesting insights into personality,
situations, and potentials – but it is, in my opinion,
unhealthy to allow them to dominate one’s life!
A complex subject, one
that its’ practitioners would describe as a science.
It bears very little resemblance to the horoscopes that are
printed in the daily Newspapers and magazines, and even less
to the computer generated astrological text services!
For a true and accurate divination using Astrology, consult
a professional Astrologer, who will need your date of birth,
place of birth and time of birth.
Another complex subject, with
many practitioners, and few true seers! Almost everyone who
consults this form of divination wants to know about potential
futures, interactions with loved ones, and ways in which to
deal with problems and dilemmas. The Tarot persuade not only
the Client, but Consultant too, to look deeper and more carefully
at every aspect of a given situation.
The Tarot has a multi-dimensional quality, where one can
deal with the apparent mundane, material concerns, as well
as the not-so-apparent spiritual aspects – and all that
exists in between. A true ‘Seer’ is able to synthesize
this information and guide the Client towards success.
Runes An Oracular system of divination
and magic! The Runes are simple, earthy symbols rooted in
the natural world and as such can be touched and related to
by anyone who is willing to ally themselves with them. They
can be viewed, like any other ideograph, like a frozen symbol
of an actual state or concept. They stimulate the imagination
and assist us to understand and perceive our relationship to
others and to the world; thereby allowing us to cause change.
A true Rune Master is very hard to find, and I wish you luck
in your search for one!
0ne of the oldest forms of divination
still in existence. The I Ching is not the work of an individual
but the collective wisdom of generations spanning 3000 years.
It is founded on the examination of nature and humanity, and
stands for the schematic, rhythmic and purposeful cosmos.
‘Change not the eternal,’ is the central theme,
and time is identified as a vital factor in the composition
of the world and the evolvement of the individual.
This system works from the premise that change is not random,
and that each manifestation of existence can only transmute
into something already inherent in its own nature and not
into anything entirely different. This system of divination
also maintains that change follows in a cyclic motion, to
the ancient Chinese even death conveyed movement returning
to its source, being the opposite of life, death implied the
eventual return to a previous state.
The I Ching affirms that by revealing to the conscious mind
what is concealed in the subconscious mind, it is possible
to predict the probable future and to choose a direction accordingly,
therefore we can become the masters of our own destiny and
not its slaves.
Palmistry Reading palms like interpreting
the cards or casting a horoscope is one of the ancient methods
of divination that has survived and is as popular today as
it ever was.
Palmistry however differs from other methods of divination
in that it is completely personal as no two hands, like no
two fingerprints, are identical.
There are two sides of palmistry, chirosophy which deals
with the lines on the hand and chirognomy in which the shape
of the hand and fingers are analysed. Both are closely connected,
with Astrology and the different areas of the hands and fingers
are associated with the planets.
Crystallomancy, Crystal Ball or Scrying
Scrying means seeing magical images in a reflective medium,
such as a crystal ball. What you see can shed light on the
present and guide future action. The word ‘scry’
comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘descry’, which means
Scrying in shiny surfaces has been practised in every culture
and time, not only by mystics and magicians, but every girl
who has gazed into a mirror and performed rituals to see her
lover’s face, or by any man who has sought wisdom in
Crystallomancy differs from other forms of scrying such as
tea leaves, because the images are not formed by the medium
itself, but from within your psyche.
People sometimes feel that they cannot use a crystal ball
or a mirror successfully because there are no concrete images
on which to work. For this reason, Scryers can become anxious
and actually block the natural and very vivid images cast
on to the glass by the mind’s eye.
Numerology The theory that, a name is
more than just a label but the essence of, the person who
bears it, is an idea stretching back throughout the years.
It is on this theory coupled with the belief that numbers
are a store house of magic power that the practice of divination
by numbers is based.
Originally each letter of the Greek and Hebrew alphabets
also stood for a number and therefore each word represented
a number when its letters were added together. In this way
a person's name could be reduced to a number and they would
bear the characteristics associated with it.
Each of the planets also has its individual number and consequently
the person who also bears that number is influenced by them.
A person’s date of birth can also be used in the same
way, and when coupled with their ‘name’ number
can foretell of things to come for a particular year in their
life. There are many good books and Computer programs for
Numerology, but yet again, I would advise that you seek out
a Professional Numerologist and book a Consultation.