Divination is a process used to predict information about the future. Divination is an occult practice and should not be confused with scientific prognostication.
Divination can be seen as a systematic method with which to organize what appears random (or coincidental) and thus has a few different forms, ranging from clairvoyance (seeing) and clairaudience (hearing), to more complex methods such as cleromancy (determining the will of God through casting stones or bones, also known as sortilege) and ceremonial magick (the most complex and obscure methods involving tarot cards, astrology, numerology, etc.)
Divination can be seen as a way of communication with the deity. Divination is often seen as ‘entertaining’ and can be carried out by anyone, but formal training is often needed to understand what one sees in results and how to interpret them.
Divination: A Diviner at Work Divination was initially used for prediction purposes, but it also played a role in the interpretation of laws and contracts. Divination may also be used for guidance at critical times in history, some notable instances being:
– Deliberations by Julius Caesar’s army on whether or not to attack Rome (The Battle of Pharsalus, 48 BC)
– Divination was heavily abusively used by the ruling and religious class of ancient Rome. Diviners were often employed in order to discover if the gods approved of a proposed course of action such as war or founding a new city.
– Divination was also an important part of Shamanistic practice, which is still used by many cultures all over the world. Divination Systems
The oldest interpretation system is chiromancy, which interprets a person’s palm.
Divination systems have been used for thousands of years by people in most cultures around the world, both as an element of ritual or worship and as a form of getting advice from spiritual assistants (including the dead).
Divination was popular with many ancient cultures including Chinese, Babylonian, and Persian. Divination is the most widespread practice in Haitian Voodoo. Divination: The Ancient Oracle
Divination played a major part in ancient Greek society, with the Oracle of Delphi playing host to priests who would draw omens from the fire that was lit on the top of the oracle’s site.
Divination has also been used for many purposes in cultures all over the world, for example, Divination has recently been used to gain insight into drug abuse.
The I Ching dates back to 1000 BC and Divination was also widely practiced in ancient China.
Divination is still used today by some individuals seeking advice or guidance, but it can be abused when pre-determined results are sought after insincerely.
Divination is a means of communication with the deity, and the tools used these days are often Tarot Cards, Runs, or crystals. Divination can be practiced out of a belief in its efficacy, or as a simple curiosity.
Divining is not necessarily seen as an alternative to scientific prediction methods such as meteorology and seismology, and Divining can be seen as a way to organize coincidental phenomena.
Divination systems such as I Ching and Tarot cards play an important role in modern society, with Divination used by many people around the world for various purposes such as entertainment, self-exploration, and gaining insight.
Divination is commonly associated with ceremonies and rituals, and Diviners can come from any culture. Divination: A Diviner at Work Divination was initially used for prediction purposes, but it also played a role in the interpretation of laws and contracts.