This form of divination hails from ancient Norse Druids, runes began as letters in a set of an alphabet known as the runic alphabets, which are based on various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. The earliest runic inscriptions date back to approximately 150 AD, And early evidence suggests that Runes were used in magic in addition to their practical writing uses, particularly in medieval times when for instance victory runes would be carved into swords usually on the blade, or runes for protection would be inscribed into the hilt of the scabbard. In the art of divination, runes are printed, drawn, or engraved individually onto tiles, usually composed of wood. Wood is the preferred medium of the tiles as it comes from the living spirits of trees. Next, the runes are placed inside a sealed pouch, from which they will be drawn and laid out in a spread similar to tarot cards, or tossed into the air and allowed to land freely.
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3 - Fire Gazing
This form of fortune telling involves examining cinders, soot, or ashes, particularly, although not exclusively, from a ritual sacrifice. This technique for divination has been practiced by numerous cultures, ancient and modern across the globe. Some use ashes after lighting a ritual fire, others utilize studying the burning of incense and the patterns left by the smoke and soot, and still others observe the shape of the wood as it burns, or the actual look of the burning flames themselves and the images and symbols made within the fire. The ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus noted that ashes falling from a fireplace could be divined for portents, and this was back in 500 BC. A word, phrase, name, or question would be written in the ashes with a finger or stick, some wait for a breeze to disturb the ashes and form an omen. Meditation and clearing the mind as well as watching for the signs, images, symbols are the main method for staring into the fire and reading the omens to predict future events.
2 - Crystal Balls
The use of crystals in divination hails from early Britain and those magical people called the Druids. Crystals are believed to heighten an individual's psychic awareness. It is said that the person attempting this form of divination must pick out their own crystal ball, as the crystal is a very personal object. This way to attempt to read the signs of the future is done through scrying, which is the art of looking into a reflective surface, such as glass, water, a mirror or a crystal to gain mystical insight. Most crystals are clear and made of glass, lead crystal, quartz, amethyst, beryl, and selenite, of these, clear quartz is the most common. For crystal gazing, they say you must meditate and reach an altered state of consciousness, in which your mind and body are relaxed, allowing your eyes to stare into the ball. If you do this correctly a mist is supposed to enter the crystal ball, ask your questions and look for symbols or images to appear inside the crystallized fog. Do not force the images to come, allow the spirits to speak through you and enter your mind naturally. Crystal ball gazing is believed to take a lot of practice and patience, and advises that your subconscious mind will always give you the information you need, go with your instinct and intuition, and remember most of the time, your first impression is the correct one.
1 - Astrology
This form of divination is described as the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of people. This study of movements and relative positions of celestial objects has been dated to at least the second millennium BC and has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts, as well as to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications. This form of star divination was once practiced in Mesopotamia, ancient China as far back as the Zhou Dynasty, ancient Babylon, and Ancient Egypt. It all has to do with the idea that a person's personality and destiny is determined by what time, day, year, and where you happened to be born and how the stars and planets align during that very specific timeframe. There are usually 12 signs, as well as four elements which are meant to determine a person's attitude and potential, as well as basic character traits, emotions, behavior, and thinking. There are many versions, such as the traditional zodiac, as well as Chinese, Mayan, and Vedic astrology, just to name a few.