Art and Practice of Geomancy Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance

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The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life's everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. It will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, ...

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The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life's everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. It will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, present, and future into their own hands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578634316
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 985,576
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of numerous articles and more than ten books including Natural Magic, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, and The Druid Magic Handbook. He is also the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic and Pagan Prayer Beads. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Sara.

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"Each geomantic chart is, in a certain sense, a snapshot of one set of possibilities arising from the dance of the four elements in the anima mundi and a sense of the dance itself - even if that sense

is imperfect, as it may be, and wordless, as it must be - it provides the context for every geomantic reading."

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Part 1 The Art of Geomancy 13

Chapter One What Is Geomancy? 15

Chapter Two The Alphabet of Geomancy 29

Chapter Three The Geomantic Figures 39

Part 2 Geomantic Divination 65

Chapter Four Casting a Geomantic Reading 67

Chapter Five Interpreting the Shield Chart 87

Chapter Six Interpreting the House Chart 101

Chapter Seven Advanced Interpretive Methods 131

Part 3 Geomantic Meditation and Magic 169

Chapter Eight Geomantic Meditation and Scrying 171

Chapter Nine Principles of Geomantic Magic 187

Chapter Ten Geomantic Ritual Magic 207

Appendix: Invocations for Geomantic Magic 231

Bibliography 245

Index 249

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