Geomancy in Theory and Practice

Overview

This is the first and most comprehensive book in English to cover the full history and practice of divinatory geomancy. While serving as a practical manual, it will be invaluable to all those interested in divination, magic, and astrology.

Geomancy—divination by earth—ranks alongside the tarot, astrology, and the I Ching as a major form of divination. Stephen Skinner explores the roots of geomancy, Islamic geomancy's impact on medieval Europe, its role during the Renaissance, ...

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Overview

This is the first and most comprehensive book in English to cover the full history and practice of divinatory geomancy. While serving as a practical manual, it will be invaluable to all those interested in divination, magic, and astrology.

Geomancy—divination by earth—ranks alongside the tarot, astrology, and the I Ching as a major form of divination. Stephen Skinner explores the roots of geomancy, Islamic geomancy's impact on medieval Europe, its role during the Renaissance, and its use in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The book also gives practical examples for interpreting and practicing the art, and covers astro-geomancy, which combines astrology and geomancy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738723501
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,060,243
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Skinner began his career as a Geography lecturer and magazine publisher, but his long term interest has always been Western magic.

During the 1970s he was the driving force behind Askin Publishers, producing a number of classic magical works by Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, and others. During the 1970s he co-wrote many books with Francis King, including the still popular Techniques of High Magic. Also with Francis King he wrote Nostradamus. His interest in prophecy stimulated by this book, he went on to write the best selling Millennium Prophecies.

Stephen is credited with bringing the art of Feng Shui to the West, and in 1976 he wrote the Living Earth Manual of Feng Shui, which was the first English book on feng shui in the 20th century.

Stephen has written more than 35 books, which have been published worldwide in 28 different languages. These books have had introductions by such diverse people as Colin Wilson, HRH Charles Prince of Wales, and Jimmy Choo, shoe designer to the stars.

Stephen lives in Singapore.

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