Divination is defined as the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. It has been practiced for over a millennia. Divination has many different forms. Children of the old ways use many different techniques such as: crystal gazing, reading tea leaves, palmistry, tarot cards, or just gazing into the flame of a candle. Regardless of which technique is used, a person can gain knowledge and even enlightenment if practiced. I myself use tarot cards and can sometimes just candle gaze. It starts with a simple thought of focus and letting your mind open to information; a calming effect happens and when I look at the cards it’s as if a story is being told to me. Depending on the question or knowledge I am seeking, the story unravels to show me things. As a child, I noticed that I knew things before they happened and into my adulthood it has increased. Its like having an intense case of De ja vu.
Whether a person believes in this art or not, it has been around for ages and in many places through history. The Greeks had oracles and soothsayers to speak for their gods; the Chinese used I Ching and feng-shui to obtain knowledge; in the middle ages, a common practice of throwing bones, grain, peas, or sand onto the ground to read the patterns for insight was used; even Vikings relied on the consultation of the throwing of rune stones. Across the ages and to every end of the Earth, you can find traces of divination. It makes no difference if its Indian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, or African; divination is found to be part of that culture. It is a fascinating art and continues to grow as people learn about the techniques of the past with the growth of today.
**A divination chant to clear the mind and increase awareness: “By the power of my might, give me now the second sight. I chant this spell so it is done, hear me now oh ancient ones.”