X
OOPS!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
OOPS!
MANAGE WISHLISTS
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
CANCEL
(0)
Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

What is Divination?

By stars, cards, and alphabets. These are the three most popular methods of divination that have survived into the twentieth-century. The three occult sciences governing these oracular techniques are astrology (divination by the placement of the stars), cartomancy (divination by the random fall of the tarot or playing cards), and numerology (divination by the numbers concealed in the letters of a name or the digits of a birth date).

The word "numerology" comes from the Latin numeralis, meaning figure, character, or number. The dictionary definition of modern numerology is, "the belief in the occult influence of numbers upon the life of an individual."

Of the three methods of astrology, cartomancy, and numerology, numerology is the easiest oracular technique to learn and master. The term "numerology" appears to have become popular in the nineteenth-century literature of popular occultism. The source for this term in the European medieval magickal tradition is "arithmologia" (coined by Athanasius Kircher in 1665). Arithmologia is the combination of number (arithmo) and word (logia). It is the ancient divinatory and meditational technique of giving number value to the letters of any word or name, and can be found in 13 distinct esoteric languages from ancient cuneiform to modern English.
See also:  Numerology
16,485 Views
SHARE:    /   PRINT
IN OUR BLOGS
What Can Affirmations Do For Us?
by Anna
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life and the new Worthy As You Are. Though affirmations are often associated with spirituality, their power is also...
What's New
$18.99 US
  /  
$24.99 US
  /  
$16.95 US
  /  
$17.99 US
  /  
       
Copyright © 2022 - Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.