September 22, 2013

The Art Of Divination

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Since time immemorial, humans have sought to predict important events before they happen. Early man and women studied the night sky, weather patterns, and animal behaviours to identify signs and patterns, then interpreted the subtle nuances supplied by nature to foretell upcoming occurrences. Gifted individuals found they could read signs and symbols easier than others; these individuals became the medicine men and women, shamans, oracles, druids, and gurus of their cultures.  Over time, people around the world, such as Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Native Americans, and Chinese, developed their own unique rituals and traditions for divining the future; These traditions form the basis for divination methods used today. Simply put, divination is the practice of predicting the future using specialised tools and rituals. Let us explore some of the various divination methods that have survived into modern times.

The Tarot

The Tarot remains one of the most widely used and accessible divination tools to this day. Over the centuries, countless Tarot card decks have been created celebrating diverse cultures, art forms, and systems of esoteric thought.  Tarot is an instrument used to gain deeper insight & understanding through symbolism and exploration. It is a tool for personal transformation through the combined usage of psychology and spirituality. It enhances awareness, and in the process expands horizons by highlighting choices and scenarios by laying it all out before us in symbolic picture form. There are many different tarot decks to choose from. Listed below for your interest and information are five of the most popular.

  • Deviant Moon Tarot
  • Rider-Waite Tarot
  • Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot
  • Druid Craft Tarot
  • Shadowscapes Tarot


For thousands of years, humanity has used the gifts of the earth to divine the future. Stones and crystals are natural energy transmitters, both absorbing and releasing energy which can be “read” by sensitive individuals. Using crystals to transmit and amplify energy increases psychic awareness and helps clarify psychic messages.

Probably the most popular and effective crystals used for divinatory purposes are clear quartz crystal and amethyst. Clear quartz, is excellent for meditation, healing and cleansing negative energy. Psychics often use clear quartz to amplify their natural abilities and to focus their psychic awareness. It can also create a field of positive, healing energy around them.  Amethysts are ideal for creating a positive atmosphere and are conducive to meditation and spiritual awareness. Many psychics and healers like to keep amethyst nearby to protect themselves from negative energy it also improves clairvoyance, and mediumship.


The historical roots of palmistry are lost, however it is known that mankind has used hands, faces, and other body parts as divinatory sources and tools for millennia. Of these body-reading techniques, palmistry is still the most widely used today. Palmistry readers believe that the lines, creases, and markings on the palms of our hands and fingers reveal aspects of our personalities as well as foretell upcoming events. Rather than just random lines and wrinkles, palm readers believe that you hold the story of you past, present, and future in the palm of your hand.

Palm readers take into consideration the multitude of lines all over your palm, as well as the shape of your fingers, knuckles, fingernails, and many other attributes of your hands. The three most immediately identifiable lines are:

Heart Line – The first line below the middle, ring, and little finger. This line reveals matters of the heart and emotions, including the number and duration of marriages, how you express yourself emotionally and romantically, and how your emotions affect your daily life.

Head Line – The horizontal line in the centre of your palm. This line reveals the state of your intellect, creativity, and your personal philosophy.

Life Line – The line that curves from the left side of your hand to the wrist. This line reveals your physical disposition, vitality, and the general path your life takes.

Dowsing & Using Divining Rods

Before technology came about that would allow us to “see” into the ground, people depended on dowsing (also known divining or water witching) to find water wells, metals, gemstones, and even missing people and unmarked graves. Although dowsing has never been scientifically proven to work in a controlled setting, the practice remains popular in many parts of the world. It’s been suggested that humans may be able to sense electric and magnetic energy that’s invisible to the eye and subconsciously manipulate the dowsing rods or pendulum to reflect that information.

Divination is a fascinating subject, and as shown here there are many different ways of exploring this subject. Allow yourself to be drawn to the method that appeals to you the most. It is important to remember that the divination tool is just that, a tool; And that it is from you, the diviner that the energy comes. With this in mind, before attempting any form of divination, take the time to sit quietly and clear your mind of all distracting thoughts. Centre and ground yourself, then open up to and connect with the wisdom of the universal psychic energy that surrounds you.

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