The Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

The Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

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by Georgia Routsis Savas

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This mysterious book is a do-it-yourself divination tool. Ask a yes-or-no question, and find your answer within...



This mysterious book is a do-it-yourself divination tool. Ask a yes-or-no question, and find your answer within...

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Whether you're looking for answers to life's great questions or simply deciding between chicken and fish for dinner, you can consult The Oracle Book. Open the book to any page, and you will find your answer there.

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Simon & Schuster
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"What should I do?" is a question that just about every living, breathing human being has asked at some point in his or her life. Some folks ask family and friends for advice, others seek guidance from a therapist, still others call upon a psychic or astrologer to illuminate the situation. No matter the method used in this world of I-wanted-it-yesterday, people want their answers delivered quickly.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of divination techniques available that give pretty near instant answers. They range from the familiar, like Crystallomancy (using a crystal ball), to the more obscure, like Capnomancy (the study of smoke rising from a fire). By using The Oracle Book you'll be practicing a form of Bibliomancy -- the answering of a question by means of randomly choosing a word or passage from a book.

Though the Bible was historically the book of choice for Bibliomancy, people have also used ancient Greek epics, poetry or Shakespearean works. Many believe Bibliomancy is the Western world's answer to the I Ching: The Book of Questions, a divination system developed by the Chinese over four thousand years ago. When people consult the I Ching, they throw yarrow stalks or coins and interpret the way in which they fall as the answer to their question.

Nowadays, most people don't have yarrow stalks handy, or much patience to decipher cryptic messages. That's where The Oracle Book comes in. This handy do-it-yourself divination tool takes its name from the oracles of ancient Greece -- these were humans who acted as divine intermediaries, delivering messages from the gods to their earthbound peers. But the term "oracle" can also refer to the message itself, a magical glimpse into the future, and that's how it's used here. The Oracle Book brings together a wealth of predictions drawn from a variety of ancient and modern divination techniques. Within these pages are predictions drawn from astrology, tarot cards, tea leaves, playing cards, dice, the crystal ball, palmistry and psychic wisdom.

In order to get started, first you're going to have to check your logic at the door and rely on your intuition. The truth is that Bibliomancy and other forms of divination aren't really about predicting the future. They are tools that can help guide you to the answer that already lies deep inside yourself. The answer you pick is determined by the exact moment you, and only you, decide to stop flipping through The Oracle Book. Somehow, the page with the "right" answer just beckons you to stop.

There are some lucky people who already possess finely tuned intuitive skills. They're the ones who always seem to be in the right place at the right time. But if you're one of those highly evolved souls with a, hmm, "deeply buried intuition," don't despair. Chances are your inner guide is safe and sound. Have you ever turned on the radio to find that the song you've been humming all day happens to be on? Or run into an old acquaintance that you've been thinking about just minutes before? If so, you've got what it takes to get your intuition (back) in shape. All it needs is regular exercise, which is what you'll get by using this book.

Copyright © 2001 by Georgia Routsis Savas

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The Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Always has an answer to every question you ask to use... and it looks better than having some silly 8ball laying around, and the book has way more answers anyways...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. My friend and I were in the bookstore and she was asking it questions. It was right on target. So she bought the book. I later went back to pick up a copy for myself. I got it home and asked it questions. It was vague and seemed put out! I finally asked it if it liked me! It was a definite no! This type of book should be tried on like a pair of jeans to make sure they fit! But I still recommend this book, just test it out before you buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book rocks! It really helps you when you need answers the sometimes may not answer you question, It's still lots of fun! Now go get this book!! >:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the total asthetic package. It is not only satisfying to use, but also to look at and hold. It is reminiscent of an ancient tome with its cool cover, and aged looking pages. It looks and feels authentic. You ask a question to yourself, open to a page...and viola! The answer you were seeking...It is fun, interesting, and very well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just went to Ms. Routsis Savas' book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Wilmington, NC and have to say it was the best one I've ever been to. The author answered lots of questions without talking down to anyone. And the book is truly spectacular¿-beautifully put together and chock-full of mystical-sounding answers. Check this book out--pick it up and it'll be really hard to put down 'cause it feels so good (that's a weird thing to say about a book but it's really true). .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!! It looks really cool and is a major help when you can't figure out what you should do. It's almost like having your own personal fortune-teller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect stocking stuffer for just about anyone on your holiday list. You ask a question and get a mystical answer. And it looks really cool on your coffee table.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect holiday gift book for anyone who needs a little help with decision-making. It looks great--just like an old-fashioned fortune-telling book you'd find in a dusty old antique store. And the answers I got were so incisive. I'm buying one for all my friends!