What Is Spodomancy?Spodomancy is divination by examining the remnants of a fire (e.g., ashes, cinders and soot) especially, but not exclusively, from a sacrificial burning. Spodomancy is practised worldwide for both religious ceremonial reasons and folkloric traditions.
Spodomancy has at least three subcategories:
- Ceneromancy. Divination involving the ashes of a specifically sacrificial or ritual fire.
- Libanomancy. Divination by studying the burning of incense, or the patterns made by incense smoke or ash.
- Xylomancy. Divination by observing the shape wood takes while burning.