By Bill Whitcomb
This "desk reference" is overflowing with a variety of occult and esoteric fabrics on japanese and Western magical structures. Over thirty-five magical versions are in comparison and mentioned. starts with an advent to magic, together with a software of analysis so that you can use any of the ninety-one platforms defined. unearths the secrets and techniques of alchemy, magical alphabets, the chakras, the Tree of existence, astrology, and masses extra. It makes the traditional magical platforms obtainable, comprehensible and necessary to fashionable magicians.
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M. 1 1 a. m. -l p. m. BLADDER LIVER 1-3 a. m. 1-3 p. m. 1 version 161 Geomantic Symbols G eomancy is the paintings of divination in the course of the earth and elemental forces. The observe "geomancy" derives from Greek phrases: gaie (Earth) and manteia (divination). Geomantic practices all through a lot of the area use the means of randomly drawing dashes or dots, often at the flooring. those marks (frequently made ritually or in the course of trance) are then decreased to a suite variety of damaged or unbroken strains, or rows of 1 or dots. In eu geomancy, a unmarried dot (or unbroken line) represents confident nature (yang). dots (or a damaged line) symbolize unfavourable nature (yin). the elemental thoughts of ecu geomancy are derived essentially from historical Arabic and Roman divination practices mixed with astrology and the Greek document trine of the 4 components. during this procedure, the 1 6 geomantic indicators (made up of 4 rows of dots or strains) symbolize all attainable simple combos of the weather. moreover, all of the seven planets is linked to geomantic symptoms, the stay ing indicators being linked to the nodes of the Moon (the element the place the Moon crosses the ecliptic). The Zodiacal symbols are assigned to the geomantic symptoms asso ciated with the planets in accordance with every one planet's rulership of the Zodiac. as a result of its elemental foundation, geomancy can also be used to figure out and notate the move of earth energies (as within the chinese language perform of feng-shui). those flows are often referred to as "ley strains" within the west and "dragon tracks" within the east. either the I Ching (model sixty four) and the Tai Hsuan Ching (model eighty one) should be regarded as sorts of geomancy. Western geomantic symbols have additionally been linked to the basically ele psychological Enochian magical approach, and are usually encountered on elemental or Zodiacal talismans. See (in the word list) aspect; LEY strains; MANTlC ARTS; PROPHECY. See additionally version 2; version four; version eight; version 2 1 ; version sixty four; version 8L. advised analyzing a realistic consultant to Geomantic Divination-Israel Regardie The Oracle of Geomancy-Stephen Skinner 1 eighty three MAGICAL versions 1 eighty four an easy approach to Geomantic Divination . the strategy defined under uses a pencil or pen and paper, however it can also be played with a stick and a tray of sand. 1 . select a question and write it on the most sensible of your paper (or on a separate piece of paper while you're utilizing sand or the ground). This serves either to assist for mulate the query extra precisely and to maintain your consciousness concerned with it. 2. position the paper at arm's size (or sit down the place you could with ease succeed in the tray of sand or region of floor you're using). three. sit back and breathe deeply. allow your eyes unfocus. part shut or perhaps shut your eyes if you want. Empty your brain. (If you wish, you could test targeting your query to the exclusion of your exterior activities, as an alternative. ) whereas during this country, make 4 strains of random dots or dashes at the paper (or sand). Draw even though many dots or dashes in every one line as feels right.