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Most Commonly Recognized Forms of Divination

Divination

We are asked often about the different ways you can accomplish Divination. There are almost too many to list and so we are going to list and define the most commonly used. The word "Mancy" denotes the act of Divination.

AEROMANCY ~ means of divination through wind patterns

APANTOMANCY ~ means of divination through the sudden appearance of objects or creatures

ASTROLOGY ~ means of divination by celestial bodies

AILUROMANCY ~ means of divination by studying the behavior of felines

ARITHMANCY ~ means of divination by using numbers

AUGURY ~ means of divination by studying the flight of birds

AURA ~ means of divination by using colors in aura

AUSTROMANCY ~ means of divination from sounds in nature

AXINOMANCY ~ means of divination by using axe

BIBLIOMANCY ~ means of divination by using books -usually religious texts-

BOTANOMANCY ~ means of divination burning plants & trees

CAPNOMANCY ~ means of divination through reading smoke patterns

CARTOMANCY ~ means of divination by using cards -playing, tarot, oracle-

CHEIROMANCY ~ means of divination by using palms

CLAIRALIENCE ~ means of divination by the ability to smell scents outside of natural sense

CLAIRAUDIENCE ~ means of divination by the ability to hear sounds outside of natural hearing -i.e. voices of the dead-

CLAIRCOGNIZANCE ~ means of divination by the ability to acquire psychic knowledge through the means of intrinsic knowledge

CLAIRGUSTANCE ~ means of divination by the ability to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.

CLAIRSENTIENCE ~ means of divination by the ability to feel sensations or things outside of natural touch

CLAIRVOYANCE ~ means of divination by the ability to see objects or events removed in space & time from natural viewing

COSCINOMANCY ~ means of divination by using sieve

CRITOMANCY ~ means of divination through reading grain in sacrificial rites

DOWSING ~ ability to find hidden water, metal and gemstones

ENOPTROMANCY ~ means of divination by using a mirror

ESTRELLOMANCY ~ means of divination through reading patterns left by comets & shooting stars

EXTIPICY ~ means of divination by using entrails of animal

GEOMANCY ~ means of divination by using the earth -includes Fung Shui-

GRAPHOLOGY ~ means of divination by using handwriting

HERBOMANCY ~ means of divination using herbs or plants in burning, liquid or fresh state

HIPPOMANCY ~ means of divination through reading movements of wild horses

HYDROMANCY ~ means of divination by using water

I CHING ~ means of divination by using I Ching manual

ICHTHYOMANCY ~ means of divination by reading movements of fish, appearance of fish or entrails of fish

IFA ~ means of divination used by the Yoruba

LITHOMANCY ~ means of divination using crystals, gemstones or glass

MARGARITOMANCY ~ means of divination through tossing pearls or reading pearls in oysters

MYOMANCY ~ means of divination by movements or appearance of rats or mice

NEPHELOMANCY ~ means of divination through cloud movements, patterns & shapes

NUMEROLOGY ~ means of divination by using numbers

OLOLYGMANCY ~ means of divination through howling patterns of wolves or barking patterns of dogs

ONEIROMANCY ~ means of divination by interpreting dreams

ONOMANCY ~ means of divination by using names

OPHIOMANCY ~ means of divination by reading snakes color patterns, movements or entrails

ORACLE BONES ~ means of divination by using animal bones

OUIJA ~ means of divination by using ouija board

OVOMANCY ~ means of divination through a person's given name

PEGOMANCY ~ means of divination through reading patterns or appearance of natural springs

PESSOMANCY ~ means of divination through marked beans or stones (similiar to runes)

PSYCHOMETRY ~ means of divination by touching an object that belongs to a person -alive or dead-

PYROMANCY ~ means of divination by using fire

RHABDOMANCY ~ means of divination by using rods

RUNECASTING ~ means of divination by using runes

SELENOMANCY ~ means of divination through the appearance and phases of the moon

SPODOMANCY ~ means of divination by reading the ember patterns & ashes of a fire

STERNOMANCY ~ means of divination by studying markings or bumps on chest

TEA LEAVES ~ means of divination by using tea leaves

ZOOMANCY ~ means of divination using any animal