Divination comes in many shapes, sizes and forms. It is used all over the world by so many walks of life. Divination is older than dirt and some of the ancient methods are a bit more than unorthodox or even unethical - even inhumane. Some are just simple and to the point and others are much more difficult or plain weird.
The following are some of the lesser known but not too invasive methods for you to ponder.
Gastromancy – this is a divination method where the diviner uses the sounds of the stomach to interpret the future or to make predictions. The diviner could also get omens from the marks upon the subjects belly. This practice is extremely ancient and the first known gastromancer was Eurycles from the year 1016.
Osteomancy – began around 300 BC This is the divination practice of throwing bones almost like tossing dice. The position of the bones are interpreted in relation to the question asked or the information that one is inquiring about. The bones are believed to contain the spirit of the animal that they were acquired from and many practitioners will enlist the cooperation of that spirit to aid them in accurate readings. You can buy a starter bone set online.
Some practitioners work with bones that have been placed in a fire producing cracks that can then be used to make predictions. This is called pyro-osteomancy. It dates back to prehistoric Asia. Some diviners used the scapula for this practice therefore called scapulimancy.
Xenomancy is the divination the past, present and future by interpreting omens from chance meetings – or strangers that you meet. These strangers can come from anywhere such as events, social gatherings or just out on the streets. This practice is one of the most ancient ones out there.
Turifumy: This is a form of scrying by means of using smoke by interpreting the shapes smoke takes on with incense or other smoke.
Acutomancy - This is where predictions of the future can be made by studying the way pins land on a table covered in powder or flour. The pins - 13 of them, some straight and some bent, will make patterns that can be interpreted by the diviner.
Oomancy is a divination method using eggs. You add an egg white to a glass or bottle of water and a little bit of salt. Then let it sit for a few hours or overnight. You can carefully observe the structures that form. Using your intuition and keeping what information you are inquiring about in mind, you can intuitively find the answers within the shapes that took form.
Technomancy – You can use programs that are online such as tarot readings, runes and i-ching. There are also scrying programs such as Scrycloud that you can scry with to get your information as well. Apparently you can utilize the computer for evocation and invocation as well.
Lithomancy – Colored stones are used for divination. These stones are usually polished and have symbols inscribed on them. The symbols can include ones associated with planets and personal events such as love, money, etc. These may have originally been a precursor to rune stones. Lithomancy is still practiced today using 13 stones.
Prediction with grains of corn was a rather personal method of divination, similar to a method using sand: grains are thrown onto a surface, usually a white canvas but it could even be thrown into water. This is then translated depending on the positions they fall into or whether they float or sink. Grains of corn may also be of different colors. Among all the Indian cultures, the number of kernels cast will be between four and one hundred.
Ogham staves are made from wooden sticks or staves and carved with a letter of the Ogham alphabet. There are 25 of them and each letter has a meaning behind it. This divination method has been in practice for a long time and the Ogham alphabet has been around from approximately the fifth century – named after Ogmos – the Celtic God of eloquence and literacy.
There is a Jewish ritual called Kaparot where the practitioner believes they can transfer any of their sins or evil to a chicken by holding it over their head and swinging it around there head three times. After that, they kill the chicken. The chickens get donated to poor people.
Glossolalia - the practice of speaking in tongues. This is where people begin to speak in a language or languages that are unknown to them or even to others. This is said to be caused from being possessed by an entity. This entity can be a god or a demon - or any entity that you allow to possess you. Many religious believers feel that it is their god who is divinely guiding them and can help to cure others. Recorded cases of glossolalia go back as far as 1100 B.C.
Little red bracelets made of yarn hold many meanings depending on what it is being used for. When you wear a bracelet made out of red yarn or string, it symbolizes blood and was used as a war paint for warriors. Red was painted on the doors of homes for protection. You can even use it as a talisman and charge it with protection energy. Wearing a red yarn bracelet on your left wrist seems to bring in good energies as the left is the side you receive on.
Death of an inanimate object – In certain magical practices, there is a ritual that allows one to put to death an inanimate object to then pay your respects and resurrect it as a living object that will assist you in your practice from that point forward.
There are so many different divination and wacky spiritual methods out there that you can try or at least be entertained reading about. I just wanted to introduce you to a few of these to get your creative divine mind going. Please always keep in mind that whenever practicing any kind of spiritual method, always use psychic protection - ALWAYS! Just want all of you to be safe! Which methods are you interested in?
I'm Cher, a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal Network. I have over 37 years of total professional experience.