Divination (from Latin divinare “to be inspired by a god”, related to divine, diva and deus) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of a standardized process or ritual. Diviners ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed by reading signs, events, or omens, or through alleged contact with a supernatural agency.
Here you will find a few different views on how to work with a pendulum, and other divination practices.
Divination can be seen as a systematic method with which to organize what appear to be disjointed, random facets of existence such that they provide insight into a problem at hand. If a distinction is to be made between divination and fortune-telling, divination has a formal or ritual and often social character, usually in a religious context; while fortune-telling is a more everyday practice for personal purposes. Particular divination methods vary by culture and religion.
Divination is often dismissed by skeptics, including the scientific community, as being mere superstition: in the 2nd century, Lucian devoted a witty essay to the career of a charlatan, Alexander the false prophet, trained by “one of those who advertise enchantments, miraculous incantations, charms for your love-affairs, visitations for your enemies, disclosures of buried treasure, and successions to estates”, though most Romans believed in dreams and charms. It is considered a sin in most Christian denominations and Judaism. A simple tool used for communicating and gaining guidance from the spiritual world. This is one of the easiest methods of divination.
We are still working on the details of this section, and plan on launching it near the beginning of 2014, there will be a great deal of information, products and wonderful insights to all sorts of Divination!
When used for divination, the pendulum acts as an amplifier that signals energy vibrations coming from a spiritual guide or the divine. These vibrations focus their attention on the pendulum and cause it to move in specific directions, giving you the answers to the questions you put to the tool. The pendulum is simply a string or chain, waited by a pointed or spherical crystal or some other form of heavy object.
We will have information not only on the different types of Tarot Decks, but also of the houses, major & minor arcanas, common spreads, and how to help you become more familiar with this particular divinatory method.
1.playing cards, traditionally a pack of 78 with five suits, used for fortune-telling and (esp. in Europe) in certain games.
- The suits are Swords (knives, daggers, blades), Cups (chalices, bowls, cauldrons), Pentacles (coins, discs), Wands (staff, spears, batons), and a permanent suit of trump.
- In each suit there are Major Arcana and a Minor Arcana
Numerology, a lovely and complicated manner of divination. We plan to have a great deal of information as well as links to other sites and such that will help our visitors learn as much as they are able!
HOW NUMEROLOGY WORKS
Everything in the universe vibrates at its own particular frequency. By finding the vibration rate of any object, one may establish the qualities and energies associated with it. By applying the principles of numerology — and using only a name and birth date as the basic data – one can determine the major frequencies of a person. A numerological analysis of the calculated frequencies provides significant information on personality and character.
Scrying comes from the English word “descry” which means “to make out dimly” or “to reveal.” Scrying is the ancient act of divination for the purpose of clairvoyance. It is usually achieved by concentrating on or staring (gazing) at an object having a shiny surface until a vision appears.
Scrying is one of the earliest forms of Divination in recorded history, appearing in China in 3000 BC, Egypt in 2500 BC, and Ancient Greece around 2000BC.
There have been and are many purposes for the activity; to see into the future, to find lost objects or persons, and track criminals, among others.
Runes are fascinating ancient symbols that can be used for magical and divinatory purposes. They are the legacy of an early writing system that was used for Germanic languages, dating back to around 150 AD.
A number of different rune systems were developed, but they began to be replaced by the Latin alphabet that we use for writing today around 700 AD.
Legend has it that runes were a sacred gift to mortals and were first given to the Norse God Odin after he wounded himself with a spear and then hung himself from Yggdrasill, the World Tree for nine days.
Astrology is the study of the influence that distant cosmic objects, usually stars and planets, have on human lives. The position of the sun, stars, moon and planets at the time of people’s birth (not their conception) is said to shape their personality, affect their romantic relationships and predict their economic fortunes, among other divinations.
Astrology comprises several systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. In the West, astrology most often consists of a system of horoscopes that claim to explain aspects of a person’s personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other planetary objects at the time of their birth. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and the Indians, Chinese, and Mayans developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations.