Divination: More Magic


One thing that you won’t find in ‘fantasy magic’ is divination.  However, it can be useful in daily life, so it is well worth looking into.  This is what Greer has to say about it in The Druid Magic Handbook: 

One effective way to learn divination with Ogham or any other oracle is to ask the same simple question each day — “What do I most need to know about the day before me?” — and write down your reading.  Go back a day later and compare the symbols you cast, and the interpretation you gave to them, with the events of the day.  With time and regular practice this process will teach you the meanings of each of the Ogham fews have for you and help guide the growth of your own intuitive abilities.

The Ogham is a divination system using the old Irish Ogham alphabet, each ‘letter’ (I have to assume) being called a ‘few.’  Greer gives a list of meanings for each few in The Druid Magic Handbook.  Personally, I prefer the Runic system, but that’s just me.  There’s also the Tarot.  If you’re going to use the Tarot, read Greer’s  Learning Ritual Magic: Fundamental Theory and Practice for the Solitary Apprentice.  In it Greer suggest a number of authors whose tarot systems are appropriate.  For Runes, read Runelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology by Edred Thorsson.

In peace,

N.

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