Cicero on the Philosophy of Religion

Marcus on the History of the Divinatory Arts Quintus' ideal history of divinatory
arts (on which see pp. ... In this sense artificial divination is “founded” (nititur) on
conjecture and can never produce a theorem that is, at bottom, rationally justified
by ...

Cicero on the Philosophy of Religion

Author: J. P. F. Wynne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107070481

Page: 321

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Do the gods love you? Cicero gives deep and surprising answers in two philosophical dialogues on traditional Roman religion.

Kitchen Witch s Guide to Divination

Nerus Greek God of the sea and water credited with creating the divinatory art of
hydromancy. Nina Chaldean Goddess of oracles, especially those utilizing Water
. Norns Teutonic The three fates who weave the tapestry of a person's life.

Kitchen Witch s Guide to Divination

Author: Patricia Telesco

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632658208

Page: 224

View: 938

Wouldn't all of us like an occasional peek into the future-to see if that blind date's going to flop or fly, to make the right decision about an important career change, to choose the right school for our children? Unfortunately, today's world is such that the only thing on which we can depend is change. But the good news is that we can learn to awaken and empower our natural divinatory abilities and get a better perspective on life's perplexities. The Kitchen Witch's Guide to Divination shows you how. It explains what divination is, how it works, and how to choose or design divination systems successfully. Once you have a clear understanding of this concept, you'll examine some home-based, handy divination methods that are simple to learn and utilize, whether you're in the kitchen, backyard, office...or even on the road.

Seven Peppercorns

I have seen various healing arts practitioners, from bodyworkers to medicine men
, turn to divinatory arts for extra guidance in determining what is amiss with a
patient. Those who specialize in in divination are called mŏr doo (หมอด), which ...

Seven Peppercorns

Author: Nephyr Jacobsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844098214

Page: 256

View: 214

"Seven Peppercorns" covers the vast scope of traditional Thai medicine practices including: Thai element theory, physical therapies, medical Buddhism, herbal medicine for massage, divinatory practices, and spirit medicine; all held within the context of a Thai bodyworker’s instructional manual. This is not another step-by-step Thai massage photographic sequence book, but rather an in-depth training in the theory behind the steps, with instruction in a wide range of esoteric Thai physical therapies designed to bring practical understanding of Thai bodywork as it is practiced by traditional doctors in Thailand. "Seven Peppercorns" is divided into twelve main segments; each segment containing several chapters. The organizational flow takes the reader from introduction, overview and history, through an understanding of Thai anatomy, including element, point, and sen line theory, to instruction in Thai diagnosis, actual physical manipulations and practical application of the shamanistic and Buddhist components of traditional Thai medicine as it applies to bodywork; all in an easy-to-follow well organized format. Included in this guide are Thai self care practices and exercises as well as treatment guidelines for specific disorders. "Seven Peppercorns" serves as both an instruction manual and a reference book fully annotated with appendixes, notes, glossary, bibliography and index. The straightforward academic informational writing is gentled with moments of conversational author-to-reader comments (often humorous), and peppered with short personal narrative stories that bring the reader into the sensory tapestry of Thailand. It is intended as a stand alone manual, or as a text book for Thai massage instructors to use in classes.

The Oracles of Apollo

We have seen this distinction already in the myth of Hermes's birth, when he
receives the divinatory art from Apollo, who reserved inspired prophecy for
himself. In the divinatory arts, it is necessary to learn to read and interpret the
signs, ...

The Oracles of Apollo

Author: John Opsopaus

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738752258

Page: 288

View: 555

Throughout history, divination has been an important tool for seeking guidance from the gods. Fortunately, several classical divination systems are available to us again today. The Oracles of Apollo shows how to use two rediscovered divination systems: the Alphabet Oracle, a system that uses the ancient Greek alphabet, and the Counsels of the Seven Sages, a series of 147 short, oracular statements that were inscribed on tablets at Delphi. This book shares divination techniques and rituals—including the use of alphabet stones, dice, staves, beads, and coins—and interpretations of the outcomes to help you integrate the wisdom of the gods and goddesses. These oracles were originally designed thousands of years ago to provide insights into practical matters and deeper issues...and they can be used again today.

The Wicca Garden

Divination is the ancient science, art, and practice of discovering the unknown
and foretelling events of the future by interpreting omens or by various occult
methods. The divinatory arts have always been associated with Witches, Wizards
, and ...

The Wicca Garden

Author: Gerina Dunwich

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806539623

Page: 206

View: 155

THE WICCA GARDEN A Modern Witch’s Book of Magickal and Enchanted Herbs and Plants Witches were among the first to discover the healing power of plants. The use of potions, poultices, and charm bags filled with special roots, flowers, and magickal herbs has been associated with the healing power of Wicca practitioners from time immemorial. Now modern witches can grow their own fresh herbs and plan and cultivate their gardens in accordance with the Wiccan calendar and astrological charts. This complete study of herbs and their Wiccan significance, as well as a gardener’s guide to growing magickal herbs, includes chapters on Herbs of the Enchanted World; Sabbat Herbs; Mind-Altering Plants; Green Healing; Dangerous Plants; and a guide to herb gardening. A Wiccan Glossary of Herbalism Terms rounds out this comprehesive and essential resource for today’s home Wiccan library.

Medieval Latin

He then distinguishes between divination by ars and divination by furor ( i.e.
ecstatic prognostication ) . The divinatory arts include those of the incantatores (
who use verbal formulae ) , arioli ( who pray and make sacrifices at the altars of
idols ) ...

Medieval Latin

Author: Frank Anthony Carl Mantello

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813208428

Page: 774

View: 642

Organized with the assistance of an international advisory committee of medievalists from several disciplines, Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide is a new standard guide to the Latin language and literature of the period from c. A.D. 200 to 1500. It promises to be indispensable as a handbook in university courses in Medieval Latin and as a point of departure for the study of Latin texts and documents in any of the fields of medieval studies. Comprehensive in scope, the guide provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship. Part One consists of an introduction and sizable listing of general print and electronic reference and research tools. Part Two focuses on issues of language, with introductions to such topics as Biblical and Christian Latin, and Medieval Latin pronunciation, orthography, morphology and syntax, word formation and lexicography, metrics, prose styles, and so on. There are chapters on the Latin used in administration, law, music, commerce, the liturgy, theology and philosophy, science and technology, and daily life. Part Three offers a systematic overview of Medieval Latin literature, with introductions to a wide range of genres and to translations from and into Latin. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of fundamental works--texts, lexica, studies, and research aids. This guide satisfies a long-standing need for a reference tool in English that focuses on medieval latinity in all its specialized aspects. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, professional latinists, medievalists, humanists, and general readers interested in the role of Latin as the learned lingua franca of western Europe. It may also prove valuable to reference librarians assembling collections concerned with Latin authors and texts of the postclassical period. ABOUT THE EDITORS F. A. C. Mantello is professor of Medieval Latin at The Catholic University of America. A. G. Rigg is professor of English and medieval studies and chairman of the Medieval Latin Committee at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. PRASIE FOR THE BOOK "This extraordinary volume, joint effort of dozens of scholars in eight countries, will be in constant use for research, for advising students and designing courses, and for answering the queries of nonmedievalist colleagues. . . . Medieval Latin provides a foundation for advances in research and teaching on a wide front. . . . Though Mantello and Rigg's Medieval Latin is a superb reference volume, I recommend that it also be read from beginning to end--in small increments, of course. The rewards will be sheaves of notes and an immensely enriched appreciation of Medieval Latin and its literature."--Janet M. Martin, Princeton University, Speculum "A remarkable achievement, and no one interested in medieval Latin can afford to be without it."--Journal of Ecclesiastical History "Everywhere there is clarity, conclusion, judicious illustration, and careful selection of what is central. This guide is a major achievement and will serve Medieval Latin studies extremely well for the foreseeable future."--The Classical Review

Witchcraft Magic Alchemy

This latter method was even turned into a complicated art pertaining at once to
polite diversion and divination , which was expounded at length in a book by ...

Witchcraft  Magic   Alchemy

Author: Grillot de Givry

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486224930

Page: 394

View: 875

Prints, drawings, documents, and text illuminate the development of the occult sciences to the nineteenth century

A Kingdom of Stargazers

Once that happened, all suspected magical practices, including divination,
became capital offenses.8 It is essential, therefore, to grasp the fundamental
disjunct that plagued the perception of the divinatory arts throughout the Middle

A Kingdom of Stargazers

Author: Michael A. Ryan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801463165

Page: 232

View: 165

Astrology in the Middle Ages was considered a branch of the magical arts, one informed by Jewish and Muslim scientific knowledge in Muslim Spain. As such it was deeply troubling to some Church authorities. Using the stars and planets to divine the future ran counter to the orthodox Christian notion that human beings have free will, and some clerical authorities argued that it almost certainly entailed the summoning of spiritual forces considered diabolical. We know that occult beliefs and practices became widespread in the later Middle Ages, but there is much about the phenomenon that we do not understand. For instance, how deeply did occult beliefs penetrate courtly culture and what exactly did those in positions of power hope to gain by interacting with the occult? In A Kingdom of Stargazers, Michael A. Ryan examines the interest in astrology in the Iberian kingdom of Aragon, where ideas about magic and the occult were deeply intertwined with notions of power, authority, and providence. Ryan focuses on the reigns of Pere III (1336–1387) and his sons Joan I (1387–1395) and Martí I (1395–1410). Pere and Joan spent lavish amounts of money on astrological writings, and astrologers held great sway within their courts. When Martí I took the throne, however, he was determined to purge Joan’s courtiers and return to religious orthodoxy. As Ryan shows, the appeal of astrology to those in power was clear: predicting the future through divination was a valuable tool for addressing the extraordinary problems—political, religious, demographic—plaguing Europe in the fourteenth century. Meanwhile, the kings' contemporaries within the noble, ecclesiastical, and mercantile elite had their own reasons for wanting to know what the future held, but their engagement with the occult was directly related to the amount of power and authority the monarch exhibited and applied. A Kingdom of Stargazers joins a growing body of scholarship that explores the mixing of religious and magical ideas in the late Middle Ages.

The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain

foretelling and prevision in all its branches ... In this chapter I shall divide the
evidence for Celtic prevision into its necromantic , prophetic and divinatory
aspects ...

The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486404479

Page: 198

View: 161

Fascinating, painstakingly researched study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with intriguing discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, the Celtic spirit world — with its populations of banshees, leprechauns, brownies and a host of lesser phantoms — and many other topics. A compelling, erudite study that will appeal to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone interested in the customs and spiritual life of Britain's ancient Celts.

The Sorcerer s Companion

That's why divination—the art of foretelling the future—has existed in some form
in every culture in recorded history. ... There, the divinatory arts were practiced by
the priests, who studied the movements of the stars and planets and examined ...

The Sorcerer s Companion

Author: Allan Zola Kronzek

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307885143

Page: 400

View: 254

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

Art and Oracle

310; Marc L. Felix, Art c'v' Kongos: Les Peuples Kongophones et Lear Sculpture
Biteki Bia Bakongo (Brussels: Zaire Basin Art History Research Center, 1995), p.
36. John Mack, “Telling and Foretelling: African Divination and Art in Wider ...

Art and Oracle

Author: Alisa LaGamma

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999338

Page: 80

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Twenty-eight African cultures are represented here by artifacts created to communicate with ancestors, spirits, and gods, about such issues as health, conception, and determination of guilt or innocence. Issued in conjunction with an April-July 2000 exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, this catalog contains extensive ethnographic, descriptive, and interpretive text in connection with each of 50 pictured pieces, as well as a 13-page essay about divination in Sub-Saharan Africa (by John Pemberton III) and an introductory essay by LaGamma. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Mathematics Across Cultures

In search of transcendence they developed perceptions of the past, present and
future and means of explaining facts and phenomena. These means are memory,
individual and collective, and myths and divinatory arts. In memory and myths ...

Mathematics Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401143013

Page: 479

View: 429

Mathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

The art of divination

ART. of. DIVINATION. 1^ traditions from around the world Since the dawn of time,
men and women all over the world have tried to pierce the veil that guards what
the future holds. Messengers such as shamans, magicians, priests, druids and ...

The art of divination

Author: Didier Blau


ISBN: 9781568525112

Page: 247

View: 779

Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World

... oracular traditions we found a rather neat and pervasive distinction between
diviners or mantles who practiced the divinatory arts in close association with
holy places and free-lance mantics whose divinatory gifts were personal. Further,
in ...

Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World

Author: David Edward Aune

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802806352

Page: 522

View: 340

Aune's comprehensive study of early Christian prophecy includes a review of its antecedents (Greco-Roman oracles, ancient Israelite prophecy, prophecy in early Judaism), a discussion of Jesus as prophet, and analyses of Christian prophetic speeches from Paul to the middle of the second century A.D.

The Theosophist

... for , as above remarked , they gathered together at Rome the divinatory arts of
every nation , and all their religious systems also , of which the matter we are now
discussing formed no incoosiderable portion . t The historians and others , as ...

The Theosophist





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The Mysteries of Magic

But let us not misapprehend the function that we attribute to imagination in the
divinatory arts. ... The author of this book has performed all kinds of divination,
and the results he has obtained have been invariably in proportion to the
exactitude ...

The Mysteries of Magic

Author: Éliphas Lévi



Page: 349

View: 713

Selections from the writings of the French (largely theoretical) magus, Eliphas Levi, by a fellow occultist and scholar, A.E. Waite. (Includes an account of Levi?s rare venture into practical magic with a spirit evocation.).