List of Common Divination Techniques (with Examples)

List of Common Divination Techniques

There are literally hundreds of techniques for divination. Here is a sample of the most common:

Anthroposcopy
Judging someone's character by how they look

Belomancy
Prediction using arrows of a bow

Bletonism
Finding subterraneous water (water divining)

Capnomancy
Studying the passage of smoke

Augury
Studying the behaviour of birds

Pyromancy
Divination by studying fire or flames

Leconomancy
Interpreting oil poured on, or items dropped in, water

Haruspicy
Studying the entrails of animals

Sciomancy
Examination of shadows or ghosts

Spodomancy
Examination of ashes

Osteomancy
Studying bones

Arithmancy
Analysis of numbers

Bibliomancy
Interpretation of texts (often biblical)

Gyromancy
Spinning, becoming dizzy and falling outside a lettered circle

Pegomancy
Looking at fountains and springs

Sortilege
Randomly drawing lots

Lampadomancy
Observations of lights or candles

Geloscopy
Interpretation of laughter

Sideromancy
Burning straw on hot iron

Pessomancy
Analysis of pebbles

The information on this page is taken from
"How To Get Your Own Way"
by Craig Shrives and Paul Easter.


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