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NECROMANCY: Consulting the dead to obtain secret knowledge. This is done
usually through a medium who channels or contacts the spirit.
RHABDOMANCY: The interpretation of the position of rods, arrows, or staffs for
AEROMANCY: Divination by the air and sky. The shapes of clouds, wind and
other aerial formations are studied as signs of future events.
ASTRAGALOMANCY: Using bones, dice, stones or small pieces of wood
bearing symbols to divine answers through interpreting how the objects lie on
the ground; or what symbols are facing upwards.
PALMISTRY/CHIROMANCY: Studying the hand and its lines on the palm to
determine character and the future.
PYROMANCY: Fire divination. Things such as leaves, sticks, incense, etc., are
thrown into fire. Color, shape and intensity of the flames are then interpreted.
TASSEOGRAPHY: Divination by tea leaves. Tea is swirled around inside a cup.
The cup is then turned upside down on a saucer. The diviner then interprets
the pattern(s) of the leaves remaining inside the cup.
CARTOMANCY: Cards used for divination. Tarot cards are the most commonly
NUMEROLOGY: Divining by numbers. Numerical values are assigned to letters
of the alphabet. Names can be interpreted by their numerical significance.
BIBLIOMANCY: Using a book to divine answers. A book such as the bible is
opened at random, while the diviner points to it while keeping his/her eyes
closed. The phrase/paragraph that was selected is then interpreted as a
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