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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination: A Practical Guide to the Systems That Can Reveal Your Destiny
     

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination: A Practical Guide to the Systems That Can Reveal Your Destiny

by Stephen L. Karcher
 

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Virtually all cultures have used divination to seek advice or help from unseen forces, though the methods have differed. Karcher (Elements of the I Ching, Element, 1995) gives a colorful historical overview of the practices from many lands and times, including runes, tarot, dowsing, numerology, tea leaves, and more obscure rituals involving bones and spiders. A solid bibliography points readers to monographs on particular topics; the index allows users to locate information specific to a country, symbol, or rite; and a brief glossary is also included. Practitioners of the divination arts will need more depth, but libraries without a treatment of this subject (e.g., Divining the Future, Facts on File, 1995) will find this a readable and comprehensive choice. Recommended for reference and circulating collections in academic and public libraries.Kelli N. Perkins, Herrick P.L., Holland, Mich.

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ISBN-13:
9781852308766
Publisher:
Thorsons/Element
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

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