What Is Bibliomancy?

by Craig Shrives
Bibliomancy is the use of books for divination. Most often, sacred books are used and specific words or verses are chosen at random and interpreted for divination. Under one method, a book is toppled so it falls open on a random page. Thereafter, the bibliomancer closes his eyes and picks a specific paragraph or word. Sometimes, randomising techniques are used to select the book from a library of books or randomisers such as dice are used to select the pages and versus.

Bibliomancy was widespread across the many religions of the world. Mumbo-jumbo-meter: 10/10.
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