Basics 12: Divination

Abstract

In order to divine an answer to a question, it is necessary to have a number of representations of possible answers to that question; and so the better divinatory systems, such as the I Ching and Tarot, have evolved into complete maps of reality where all phenomena can be attributed to a ‘correct place’ or meaning.

The Point

The continued use of such maps will not only give you the ability to foresee the future i.e. the symbols you read for your answer will share the same nature as a future event, but will go some way to facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the past and present. Divination is a means of acquiring wisdom.

The Technique

There are three approaches to divination, for which I have provided three exercises:

Exercise 1

  1. Investigate an existing method of divination that offers a complete map of the world, such as the Tarot or the I Ching.
  2. Perform a reading for the day or week ahead for a period of a month or longer, and record the results.

Exercise 2

  1. Investigate an existing method of divination that offers simple ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers, such as the pendulum or ouija board.
  2. Perform a divination for the day or week ahead for the period of a month or longer, and record the results.

Exercise 3

  1. Invent your own method of divination.
  2. Perform a divination for the day or week ahead for the period of a month or longer, and record the results.

Expected Results

The answers to your questions, and a means of communicating with non-human intelligences.