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What is abacomancy?

This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on September 28, 2009 | Comments (0)

For those of you who don’t know it, one of my functions with Llewellyn is the editor of their free, on-line encyclopedia. If you look at the top of this page, you can see a button that leads to the encyclopedia right in the center of the menu bar.

Our goal for the encyclopedia is to make it the largest, most complete listing of metaphysically-oriented terms on the internet. My responsibility is to find terms and their definitions, then add them to the encyclopedia. I make additions on an irregular basis.

This time I’ve added over 50 new terms, including abacomancy. I also added 6 new reviews of Tarot decks. Our Tarot blogger, Barbara Moore, contributed another half-dozen reviews.

Although I’m “in charge” of the encyclopedia, I can’t do everything by myself. Sometimes I go through our list of terms and have a Homer Simpson “D’oh!” moment, realizing that I’ve left out an obvious term. For example, in the most current additions to the encyclopedia, I included the word “biorhythm.” It should have been there before, but it wasn’t.

This is where you come in. When you have some spare time, go through the encyclopedia and see if we’ve left out any terms. If you find some, please email them to me, DonK@llewellyn.com so I can add them to the encyclopedia. I have a feeling we may already have the largest metaphysical/occult-oriented free encyclopedia on the web, but I wouldn’t be surprised if other people are trying to catch up. Help us keep ahead of the others and help us keep it free! Send me any words you think I should include.

By the way, abacomancy means a method “for predicting the future, similar to tea leaf reading, wherein you interpret patterns of dust.” (Hmmm. That would be easy to do in my office!)

If you’d like to find out the meaning of terms such as achromancy, chaomancy, genethliacs, macerate, simple, or orinthomancy (just of few of the most recently-added terms), you’ll have to check the Llewellyn encyclopedia.

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