Glossary of Divinations

Dactyliomancy (dactylomancy): Divination using rings. (like a pendulum)

Daphnomancy: Divination by interpreting a burning laurel branch.

Demonomancy: Divination by evoking demons to reveal information.

Dendromancy:Divination interpreting trees, especially oak or mistletoe.

Dervishing: The practice of whirling into a state of ecstacy.

Direct Writing: Term for a spirit writing without human or mechanical assistance. Distict from Autography, Automatic Writing or Psychography which are done through human beings.

Divination: The art of using magickal tools and symbols to gather information from the collective unconcious on the nature of people, places, things, and events of the past, present, and future.

Divining Rod:A forked rod or branch which is used for dowsing.

Dowsing: Divination to find a person, place, thing, or element buried in the earth.

Dowsing Rod: A forked rod or branch which is used for dowsing.

Dubjed:Tibetian term for catoptromancy.

Dukkerin (dukkering): Romany term for divination.

Enoptromancy: see catoptromancy.

Entomancy: Divination interpreting the appearance and behavior of insects. A form of augury.

Estrellomancy: Divination by reading shooting stars or comet patterns.

Extispicium: See aruspicy. A tool used in the practice of exitispicium, exitispicy, aruspicy, haruspicy.

Extispicy: Aruspicy.

Feng Shui: The ancient Chinese practice of studying and following of natural currents of the Earth to ensure the proper alignment with them so that Qi is not disrupted. Feng Shui is used to determine the suitability and layout of homes, businesses, burial grounds and temples.

Fractomancy: Divination by interpreting the structure of fractal geometric patterns.

Gastomancy: Divination by interpreting the sounds or signs on the belly. Is most frequently reported as a voice emanating from the belly and it has been dismissed by most occult investigators as a form of ventriloquism and trickery.

Geloscopy:Diviantion by interpreting laughter.

Gematria: A system of discovering truths and hidden meaning behind words, using numerical values for letters of the alphabet. Each letter corresponds to a letter.

Genethialogy: Divination by interpreting the influence of the stars at birth to predict the future. A form of astrology.

Geomancy: Divination by interpreting the Element of Earth. Forms include scattering of dirt, gravel, sand- interpreting lines or figures traced in the earth.

Graphology: Divination and character analysis by interpreting handwriting.

Gyromancy: Divination by walking or whirling in a cirle until dizzy and interpreting the point of a person's fall. The circle used is often laid out with letters.

Halomancy: see alomancy.

Hakata: Bones, dice, seeds or shells used for divination.

Haruspex: see ariolater.

Hepatomancy (hepatoscopy):Divination by examining the liver of an animal. A form of aruspicy.

Herbomancy: Divination by using herbs or other plants.

Hieromancy (hieroscopy): Divination by interpreting sacrificail objects such as burnt offerings or slaughtered animals.

Hippomancy: Divination by interpreting the appearance and behavior of horses.

Horoscope: As astrological chart for a specific person that charts and correlates the signs of the zodiac as they are crossed by the sun, moon, and planets and the position of the planets in the twelve astrological houses.

Horoscopy: Divination and character analysis by interpreting a horoscope.

Hydatoscopy: Divination by interpreting rainwater.

Hydromancy: Divination by interpreting water, including its color, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.

I Ching: See book of changes.

Ichthyomancy: Divination interpreting the appearance and behavior of fish. Divination interpreting the entrails of fish.

Idolomancy: Divination by interpreting idols, images or figures.

Kephalonomancy: see cephalomancy.