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  • 1Divination — • The seeking after knowledge of future or hidden things by inadequate means Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Divination     Divination      …

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  • 2divination and fortune-telling — Divination has been a prominent feature of Chinese culture for at least three thousand years. Until recently, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has actively discouraged the practice, but the ‘Open Policy’ inaugurated by the government in 1978… …

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  • 3Use and Abuse of Amulets —     Use and Abuse of Amulets     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Use and Abuse of Amulets     The origin of the word amulet does not seem to have been definitely established. (See AMULET.) The thing itself has been used as a safeguard against mishap or …

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  • 4DIVINATION — Man, by nature, longs to know what the future holds for him, either out of inherent curiosity or in order to anticipate the dangers that await him. Therefore, in all ancient civilizations and even in some cultures of today there were diviners who …

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  • 5divination — divinatory /di vin euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /div euh nay sheuhn/, n. 1. the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means. 2. augury; prophecy: The divination of the high priest… …

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  • 6Divination — This article is about divination as a whole. For the numerous varieties of divination, see Methods of divination. For other uses, see Divination (disambiguation). This man in Rhumsiki, Cameroon, supposedly tells the future by interpreting the… …

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  • 7Divination —    The acquisition of information via supernatural means; derived from the Latin divinare, meaning “to foretell” or “to discover something.” Divination may involve consulting a specialist, such as a shaman, or may particularly in contemporary… …

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  • 8Divination —    Acquiring knowledge about the future, or a distant place, through the use of Astrology, Augury, Cartomancy, Crystallomancy, Geomancy, Haruspication, Hepatoscopy, Oneiromancy, Ornithomancy, Sortilege, and Tongues. See Oracles …

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  • 9I Ching divination — Among the many forms of divination is a bibliomancy method using the I Ching (易經) or Book of Changes. The book is structured as 32 pairs of hexagrams, divided in half after the first 30. The text was a subject for civil service exams in Imperial… …

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  • 10Cowrie-shell divination — A throw of merindinlogun, resulting in four open shells (odù irosun). Cowrie shell divination refers to several distinct form of divination using cowrie shells that are part of the rituals and religious beliefs of several religions. Though most… …

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  • 11Aztec use of entheogens — The Aztec use of entheogens is a well documented aspect of Aztec culture. Both archaeological and historic evidence of entheogen usage within Aztec society exist. Depictions of various plants, known to have psychoactive properties, have been… …

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  • 12Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …

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  • 13love divination —    Of all the varieties of divination in English folklore, by far the most common is concerned with love, courtship, and marriage, and most regional collections include several examples. Love divinations take a wide variety of forms but the basic …

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  • 14Recreational drug use — is the use of a drug, usually psychoactive, with the intention of creating or enhancing recreational experience. Such use is controversial, however, often being considered to be also drug abuse, and it is often illegal. Also, it may overlap with… …

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  • 15book, divination with —    A well attested way of finding out one s short term future, especially for a particular venture, is to open a book at random and read the first words which come to your eye. Some references stipulate the *Bible for this purpose, which is not… …

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  • 16Scholastic ogham — Use of the early medieval Irish ogham alphabet is largely divided between monumental epigraphy and scholastic use in, or influenced by, manuscript tradition, Scholastic ogham notably involves artificial expansions of the alphabet, such as the… …

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  • 17Glossary of ancient Roman religion — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Ancient Roman religion …

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  • 18Oracle bone — For Chinese characters found on bones, see Oracle bone script. A Shang Dynasty oracle bone from the Shanghai Museum Oracle bones (Chinese: 甲骨; pinyin: jiǎgǔ) are pieces of bone normally from ox scapula or turtle plastron (underside) which were… …

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  • 19Magic (paranormal) — For related ideas, see Magic (disambiguation). Magia redirects here. For other uses, see Magia (disambiguation). Magical redirects here. For the song, see Magical (song). Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses by John William Waterhouse Magic …

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  • 20pre-Columbian civilizations — Introduction       the aboriginal American Indian (Mesoamerican Indian) cultures that evolved in Meso America (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region (western South America) prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th …

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