Divining the Future: The Complete Reference from Astrology to Zoomancy

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Divining the Future is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the methods, techniques and people, both historical and current, involved in forecasting and prediction, also known as prognostication. Besides definitions of terms and words used in the complex world of predictions today, prognostication is also put in a historical context, making this a valuable resource for those interested in divination both past and present. Complete with 125 drawings and an index, Divining the Future will serve as an enjoyable and ...
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Overview

Divining the Future is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the methods, techniques and people, both historical and current, involved in forecasting and prediction, also known as prognostication. Besides definitions of terms and words used in the complex world of predictions today, prognostication is also put in a historical context, making this a valuable resource for those interested in divination both past and present. Complete with 125 drawings and an index, Divining the Future will serve as an enjoyable and informative reference tool for many years to come.
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" A sweeping "AZ" reference to fortune-telling practices, past and present" is how the press release introduces this book. The author describes divination practices ranging from tea-leaf reading to reading the placement of holes in Swiss cheese (tironmancy). Unfortunately, overly inclusive selection criteria, sloppy proofreading and copyediting, and poor illustrations make the work an incomplete attempt The word "querent", used for a person seeking information, is misspelled throughout as "querant." Jeane Dixon's name is misspelled within her entry. She is said to have predicted the deaths of astronauts White, Chaffee, and "Grisson." The correct spelling of the latter's name is Grissom. "Prophecies" (the plural noun) is frequently spelled "prophesies" (a singular verb) The author seems to describe everyone who ever said anything about the future as a psychic or diviner. George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement, and Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers may have prophesied on the life to come, but they were hardly fortune-tellers or augurs. Describing Jules Verne as a mystic because of his science fiction novels is even more of a stretch. The Chinese practice of feng shui is used to divine suitable locations for buildings, graves, or other constructions, not for divining the future. Verses such as "red skies at night, sailors' delight" are not so much divination formulas as easily transmitted folk knowledge based on observation of the skies by early sailors The format is dictionary style with both an index and cross-references. Entries range from a brief paragraph to several pages. Each entry has a brief list of further reading. These lists are a disappointment. Such prolific writers as Helena P. Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley do not have works of their own listed. Skeptic James Randi's fine biography of Nostradamus is not mentioned. Many of the sources given can be located in the occult section of chain bookstores. "The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary" and the Time-Life "Mysteries of the Unknown" series are frequently cited. Illustrations are not good. The line drawings are adequate, but many of the reproductions of woodcuts and photographs are blurry or too dark This is not a necessary reference purchase, and the price is a little steep for a circulating copy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517194621
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/17/1999
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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