The Fortune-telling Book: The Encyclopedia of Divination and Soothsaying

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Visible Ink Press, 2003 - Reference - 546 pages
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In this definitive-encyclopedia, best-selling Wiccan seer and Gypsy mystic Raymond Buckland describes the intuitive art of prognostication. An A-Z exploration of all that peers into tomorrow, "The Fortune-Telling Book details more than 400 events, people, and techniques essential to understanding the ancient practice. A preoccupation of humankind for thousands of years, divination, or fortune-telling, is practiced in all cultures. What was once the prerogative of the shaman, and later became the jurisdiction of the priest, has today become the tool of anyone who has the inclination to try it. The culmination of a master's life work, "The Fortune-Telling Book provides detailed explanations of the various soothsaying techniques, discussing everything from Aeromancy--seeing by observing atmospheric phenomena--to Zoomancy--divination by the appearance or behavior of animal. With more than 100 illustrations, "The Fortune-Telling Book includes a detailed index and additional reading section.

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Contents

Abacomancy Aberfan Abrams 19071991 Bible Bibliomancy Bio
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Ammon Anthomancy Anthraco
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Ceraunomancy Ceraunoscopy Ceremo
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Raymond Buckland has been actively involved in metaphysic

Raymond Buckland has been actively involved in metaphysics and the occult for fifty years and has writing about it fos and the occult for fifty years and has writing about it for nearly thirty. He is the author of more than sixty books, r nearly thirty. He is the author of more than sixty books, including such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Boincluding such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Practical Candlebuok of Witchcraft, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Practical Candleburning Rituals, and Witchcraft from the Inside. Ray has lecturning Rituals, and Witchcraft from the Inside. Ray has lectured and presented workshops across the United States, and hared and presented workshops across the United States, and has appeared on major television and radio shows nationally ans appeared on major television and radio shows nationally and internationally. He has also written screen plays, been a d internationally. He has also written screen plays, been a technical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videotechnical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videos. Ray comes from an English Romany (Gypsy) family and preses. Ray comes from an English Romany (Gypsy) family and presently resides, with his wife Tara, on a small farm in centralntly resides, with his wife Tara, on a small farm in central Ohio. Beyond writing, Ray's other passion is homebuilt airp Ohio. Beyond writing, Ray's other passion is homebuilt airplanes. lanes.

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