What is the significance of divination?
Divination is the term used to cover a vast array of forms and styles of predicting, or "reading the future."
Humans are a funny bunch, for all our practicality and insistence we do not believe in "all that superstitious stuff" we are drawn to anyone who can tells us about our futures.
The ability, real or manufactured, to predict the future is a very powerful thing.
Should you have the true "gift" you will find many people will seek you out for consultations, but few want to hear what you have to say unless it corresponds with what they want to hear.
In the past soothsayers, like the Oracle at Delphi, were sought after for their help, and protected by religious convention.
As civilization and religion progressed a person with the ability of fore-though was shunned or persecuted, as seen in the case of Joan of Arc.
These days, for all we love our TV shows like "Passing Over" and "Long Island Medium"; regularly check our on-line horoscopes; see advertisements on late night television for 1-800 lines to "talk to a live medium"; even have our favourite card readers and palmists, the people who do this kind of thing are more often than not a source of amusement and ridicule and the folks that pay them money are marginalized and called dupes or mentally unstable.
Divination and the people that practice it, have little or no legitimate place in today's thinking society and our technology centered lives.
Auspice - is to get divination from birds
The antonym for divination is remembrance, or reminiscence.
According to Buddhism, the biggest superstition most humans have is the concept of "self". It is the hardest of superstitions to get rid of. Buddhism encourages to get off of that superstition. Buddhism encourages to let go of all beliefs - including Buddhism itself, since a belief is an enemy of mindfulness and wisdom. Most Buddhists on the other hand often have superstitions as any other believers. That completely depends on the culture they are… Read More
D for Divination! That was actually a double meaning, he got a D in Divination.
Divination - 2011 III is rated/received certificates of: Singapore:PG13
Divination - 2012 was released on: USA: 2 November 2012 (internet)
Callia Underhill has written: 'A witch's book of divination' -- subject(s): Divination
The art of "divination" is "to divine" information that is hidden. Water witching (rhabdomancy) is divination. Peering into the future would be another divination art. Reading tea leaves, or casting pig or chicken entrails onto the ground to foretell future events are other examples. Casting finger bones with runes carved into them is yet another divination art, as is consulting astrological charts. These things do not stand up well to scientific scrutiny.
Christine Alison Smith has written: 'The book of divination' -- subject(s): Divination
There are two main divination textbooks in the book. 1. The Dream Oracle 2. Unfogging The Future look up "Harry Potter Divination Textbooks" on Google Images to see pictures
Divination is used to see future. When we have an idea about what is going to happen we could be prepared, or take action to prevent bad effects. It is an advantage to know the future events. Sometimes Divination is used just to quench the curiosity. Oftentimes, divination is used to aid in a decision that can affect the future in ways we don't fully understand, such as "Should I try for that job, or… Read More
The Chaldeans contribution is The Hanging Garden of Babylonian and they invented the Zodiac Sign. The ancients all had their methods of divination but it is thought that the Chaldeans of Babylon with their two systems, i.e. liver divination and star-gazing, laid the true foundation of Ptolemy's horoscope based astrology. (Lindsay, p.9) The practice of liver divination was motivated by specific questions, whose answer was revealed by the nature of the liver at the moment… Read More
Mark Wade Hamilton has written: 'Divination in ancient Israel' -- subject(s): Divination, Biblical teaching, Occultism
There are, like you said, necromancy and divination. There are also magics such as empathy, transformation, herbal, and voodoo or spirit magics.
Divination - 2011 II was released on: USA: 26 June 2011 (Detroit Windsor International Film Festival)
The cast of Divination - 2012 includes: Maritza Brikisak as Sapo Bruja (as Maritza Graciela) Melanie Manooki as Josefina
Iris K. Barratt has written: 'Coma' 'Divination workbook' -- subject(s): Dowsing, Fortune-telling by pendulum, Divination
Zhongyou Tang has written: 'Di wang jing shi tu pu' -- subject(s): Political ethics, +Divination, Divination
Owl is one of the creatures of nature that has had a different significance to very nearly every group of man to come into contact with it. I have heard them interpreted variously as: astral projection, clairvoyance, death, deception, divination, magic (both good and evil), night (a symbol of ), perception, perseverance, medicine -the practice of (herbal and western), truth, visions, and wisdom. There are enough beliefs about hearing and/or seeing owls to fill a… Read More
All the various forms of divination, regardless of the name by which they are called, stand in sharp contrast with, and open defiance of, the Holy Bible. Nowhere in the Bible is any form of divination given a good connotation. Many times in the same condemnatory texts spiritistic practices of divination are spoken of together with adultery and fornication. (Malachi 3:5; Galatians 5:19, 20; Revelation 9:21; 21:8; 22:15)
Water can be used as a divination tool; there's no reason as to why not. Staring at a bowl of water alone is one method for receiving answers, but it depends on the interpretation of ripples and forming shadows in the water. Google water divination and see what you find. A lot of times, intention alone is a great divination technique.
Witchcraft is the practice of magic either within or without the spiritualism of Wicca of another Pagan path. Divination is the art of seeing into the future through things.
Divination served to determine the will of the gods or to determine if action should be taken. In divination, signs are read and interpreted. It gave and gives (divination is still used today) a sense of direction if a person is contemplating an action. For example, a priest or auger would inspect the entrails, in particular the liver, of a sacrificial animal and determine if the signs were favorable for the contemplated action or not… Read More
Divination and Astronomy
I presume that you mean - 'What is a Biblical verse for divination?" If I am correct, here are two - one from the Old Testament - There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, (Deuteronomy 18.10) And one from the New Testament - 16. And it… Read More
No. While modern druids may use tarot cards as a form of divination, the original druids did not have or use tarot cards, though they did have other forms of divination.
Barbara Moore has written: 'Destiny's portal' -- subject(s): Divination cards, Magic, Divination 'A guide to mystic faerie tarot' -- subject(s): Tarot
Kam Fu. Wong has written: 'Kitab kamus waspada' -- subject(s): Divination 'Almanak tahun 1979' -- subject(s): Divination, Handbooks, manuals
Jo Logan has written: 'The Prediction book of amulets and talismans' -- subject(s): Amulets, Talismans 'The prediction book of divination' -- subject(s): Divination, Fortune-telling
No, it would require divination.
Prediction. Forecast. Divination. Soothsaying.
Divination, which she walked out of.
Firenze, the centaur
History of Magic and Divination
Unfogging the Future
This is known as an oneiromancer.
I Ching is an ancient Chinese art of divination. Three coins are tossen upon three lines and nine diagrams are obtained. From those line diagrans, you have to refer to an I Ching book to read the result reading.
Divination is the art of reading the future using a focus. Some, but not all of the forms of divination include: Astrology (Western and Oriental), Auguries (Signs, Symbols & Omens), Cartomancy (reading cards - playing, Tarot, Angel, Spirit, etc.), Numerology (using numbers, dates, and letters converted to numbers), Palmistry (reading the lines and mounds of the hand), & Tasseography (reading tea leaves and coffee grounds). Some, but not all of the focuses used in divination… Read More
The I Ching.
Depends on the diviner. Divination is not dependent on one's personal ethics.
Only the false prophets practice divination for money.