Divination

Divinatory arts

Divinatory arts.

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There are more than a hundred divinatory arts.

They all have a specific name, often ending with the suffix – mancy -. It refers to the ability to predict, the action of consulting an oracle, and the interpretation of the answer.

Here are the main divination arts:

Arithmancy is divination by numbers.

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astrology, or is the divination by the stars.

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Coffee Reading is divination by coffee grounds (coffee brewing residue).

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Capnomancy, a method of divination using smoke.

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Cartomancy is the divination by cards.

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Palmistry is the divination by the lines of the hand.

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The ciromancy is the divination by the shapes of wax drops of candles falling into the water.

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The grammatomancy is the divination by the draw of letters of the alphabet.

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The graphomancy is the divination by automatic writing.

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The hydromancy is divination by water.

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The libanomancy is the divination by the smoke of incense.

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The Lithomancyis the divination by the stones.

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The phyllomancy is the divination by the leaves of trees or plants.

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The dowsing is the divination by the radiations emitted by different matters. The oracle is usually accompanied by a wand (dowsing rod) and / or a pendulum.

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The bibliomancy is divination by randomly opening a book.

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The taromancyis the divination by the tarot game.

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There are many other divination techniques. For example, divination by animals (interpretation of their cries, their movements …), divination by food, divination by the dead (by contact with deceased persons), divination by objects (jet of dice) etc…

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