The Book of African Divination: Interpreting the Forces of Destiny with Techniques from the Venda, Zulu, and Yoruba

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Drawing on diverse African traditions, the authors take us on a fascinating journey of magical divination practices—from Venda tablets and divining bowls to Zulu "bone" casting, Yoruba seashell casting, and Tikar spider cards.

• Comes complete with an eighty-card divination deck based on the Tikar spider cards

• Illustrates in detail how to make and use many different traditional tools of African divination

• Explains the history and myths behind the methods

• Includes sample readings to help the reader evaluate ...

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Overview

Drawing on diverse African traditions, the authors take us on a fascinating journey of magical divination practices—from Venda tablets and divining bowls to Zulu "bone" casting, Yoruba seashell casting, and Tikar spider cards.

• Comes complete with an eighty-card divination deck based on the Tikar spider cards

• Illustrates in detail how to make and use many different traditional tools of African divination

• Explains the history and myths behind the methods

• Includes sample readings to help the reader evaluate results

• Interest continues to build in the ways and wisdom of tribal people

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Editorial Reviews

NAPRA Trade Journal
"African methods seem very direct in contrast to more symbolic but more complex systems. The deck is fascinating and can be used after a minimum amount of study. To enjoy and use yourself or to give as a gift."
Tami Brady

"It is of note that the methods discussed in this book tend to have a family-relationship focus as opposed to some fortune telling methods that focus on career, power, and money making . . ."
From the Publisher
"African methods seem very direct in contrast to more symbolic but more complex systems. The deck is fascinating and can be used after a minimum amount of study. To enjoy and use yourself or to give as a gift."

“This book is awesome. It is, in fact, one of the coolest things I’ve seen in ages. More than just a deck that’s a unique divination tool, it’s a book filled with a host of new ways to apply your intuition to the future. In addition to five different types of African fortune telling, the book includes chapters on divination itself, Africa and it’s cultures and African divination specifically. It’s wonderful as both an introduction and guide.”

"It is of note that the methods discussed in this book tend to have a family-relationship focus as opposed to some fortune telling methods that focus on career, power, and money making . . ."

Conjure Woman's Corner

“This book is awesome. It is, in fact, one of the coolest things I’ve seen in ages. More than just a deck that’s a unique divination tool, it’s a book filled with a host of new ways to apply your intuition to the future. In addition to five different types of African fortune telling, the book includes chapters on divination itself, Africa and it’s cultures and African divination specifically. It’s wonderful as both an introduction and guide.”
July 2013 Conjure Woman's Corner
“This book is awesome. It is, in fact, one of the coolest things I’ve seen in ages. More than just a deck that’s a unique divination tool, it’s a book filled with a host of new ways to apply your intuition to the future. In addition to five different types of African fortune telling, the book includes chapters on divination itself, Africa and it’s cultures and African divination specifically. It’s wonderful as both an introduction and guide.”
TCM Reviews Tami Brady
"It is of note that the methods discussed in this book tend to have a family-relationship focus as opposed to some fortune telling methods that focus on career, power, and money making . . ."
Tami Brady
"It is of note that the methods discussed in this book tend to have a family-relationship focus as opposed to some fortune telling methods that focus on career, power, and money making . . ."
From the Publisher

"It is of note that the methods discussed in this book tend to have a family-relationship focus as opposed to some fortune telling methods that focus on career, power, and money making . . ."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892813643
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Edition description: BK&CARD
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Artist, author, and practicing psychic, Kathleen Binger specializes in the study of African cultures and divination techniques. An authority on the occult and supernatural, Raymond Buckland is the author of numerous books on magic.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1.  Divination
2.  Africa and African Life
3.  African Divination
4.  Venda Divination
5.  Zulu Divination
6.  Yoruba Divination
7.  Tikar Spider Divination
8.  Sample Readings

Bibliography
Index

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