Many people gush excitedly that they love fortune tellers, scrying and divination, but feel that they could never do it themselves. Why is this, when these individuals are obviously open to the psychic arts? Are they afraid of what they might see, or that they might see nothing at all? Alexandra Chauran, author of Crystal Ball Reading for Beginners, allays the fears of those new to scrying with a crystal ball.
Tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy, has been practiced as a form of divination probably ever since the first cup was brewed. But how does one make sense of the images left at the bottom of a cup? To help lift you over the hump—that clutch moment when you fear you’re floundering in a red sea of Rooibos—and onto the path toward giving dynamic readings, Caroline Dow, author of Tea Leaf Reading for Beginners, offers 10 easy-to-put-into-practice tips for interpretation.
[Once] you know the basic meanings of the sixteen figures [of Geomancy], you can use them to answer questions. Be as specific
as you can when asking your question. You need to create
the figure while concentrating on your question.
Let's assume you ask, "Will I receive my promised pay
raise next month?" While thinking of this question, you
need to produce four rows of dots on a sheet...
Janina Renée, author of Tarot Spells and Tarot for a New Generation, was inspired by old Prussian customs to create a fortune-telling game that can be done for fun at any time of the year.
The recent economic downturn has had a ripple effect on most businesses, including those in the psychic and astrological consultation sectors. Most people are cutting back on life's little extras and are spending money more wisely, but does that mean you need to forgo your regular psychic consultations? Lisa Barretta, author of The Street Smart Psychic's Guide to Getting a Good Reading, details just how to make the most of your psychic spending during these tough economic times.
The Ouija board is one technique for contacting spirits that has a reputation for being manipulated and used for evil purposes. I have delved into many types of divining, from numerology, tarot, and coin tossing, to pendulums, psychics, and palm reading. Like many people, I am fascinated with connecting to those who have passed, with receiving one more message from a loved one. Laura, a good...
Over time, many of us acquire an assortment of small but delightful trinkets, such as miniature animals or other little figurines, souvenir items, toys, miniature charms, and many other gewgaws. Along with these, we may also collect natural objects such as seeds and nuts, pebbles, and shells, as well as interesting bits of beach glass or driftwood and other found articles. Oftentimes these things give us pleasure because, aside from being colorful or whimsical, they convey some special symbolism or serve as mementos. However, if you’ve just been allowing them to accumulate in a junk drawer, you can take them to a new level of use, since these objects, or fetishes, have a traditional role in divination.
Plants have long been called upon to provide glimpses of the future. This form of divination, termed botanomancy, uses plants in innumerable ways: they’re placed beneath the pillow to create prophetic dreams; are sown and observed as they grow; are used as pendulums; and are tossed into water, air, or fire. Plants seen unexpectedly are responsible for a wide range of omens, especially those...
My interest in scrying started when I bought an “authentic gypsy crystal ball’ at an auction house in rural upstate New York. I have no idea whether the crystal ball ever truly belonged to a gypsy or not, but it was a beautiful peace of glass, and ...
For many years, I did close-up magic every Sunday at the leading hotel in my city. I enjoyed going from table to table, making jokes and interacting with the guests. However, there was one problem. Whenever I produced a deck of cards, people would ...
A pendulum is a small weight attached to a length of chain or thread. When someone holds it by the thread and asks a question, the weight moves and provides the answer. In the last few days I have witnessed two good examples of this. Pendulum ...
Usually people dowse for water or minerals hidden underground. However, dowsing is much more versatile than this. Recently I was in Munich and saw two people using a pendulum to decide which of two places to visit. I know someone who uses a pendulum ...
Even in a world where your Aunt Bessie practices feng shui and Madonna talks Cabala, most people scratch their heads when someone mentions the I Ching. “Wait, wait — don’t tell me,” they say. “I Ching … isn’t that some kind of root you can smoke to ...
Halloween, All-hallow-even, All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain and All Saints’ Eve are just a few of the names given to celebrations occurring on October 31st. Although they all share similarities in their festivities, I am going to focus on some of the ...