The World is Your Oracle: Divinatory Practices for Tapping Your Inner Wisdom and Getting the Answers You Need

The World is Your Oracle: Divinatory Practices for Tapping Your Inner Wisdom and Getting the Answers You Need

by Nancy Vedder-Shults


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The World is Your Oracle is an invitation to ancient and contemporary divination. You will learn techniques from around the world which suit each individual's intuitive style.

The World is Your Oracle will enable you to craft your own questions, delve into your inner wisdom, and find the answers you have been searching for. This innovative divination book presents multicultural techniques from around the world—both ancient and contemporary—designed for each individual's unique situation, desire, or intuitive style.

Author Nancy Vedder-Shults, Ph.D., presents you with all the information you will need to select the most effective technique for you based on what appeals to them in the moment; whether it be a technique that dovetails with your intuitive strength (kinesthetic, auditory, visual), or simply work your way through all the techniques for fun and self-awareness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592337576
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nancy Vedder-Shults, Ph.D., taught in the Women's Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1975 to 1991.  After leaving her position there, she became a public speaker and workshop leader in women's spirituality.  Her work has focused on women's theology, music, and spiritual growth. In 2013, she was named one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality Movement by the prestigious SageWoman magazine alongside such luminaries as Alice Walker, Starhawk, Lynn Andress, and Sue Monk Kidd.  She has given workshops all over North America.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Preparing, Interpreting, and Honoring Your Oracle 10

2 Science and Divination 34

3 Visual Techniques 42

Air Winds of Change 44

Ashes A Burning Answer to Your Question 50

Balloon diagrams Mapping Your Mind's Genius 54

Books A Fortuitous Word 60

Candles Light Illumines the Water 64

Creatures Guidance from the Wild 68

Dreams Awakening to Insight 72

Mirrors Reflecting Your Feelings 76

Numbers Numerical Wisdom 80

Scrying Gazing into Your Inner Well 84

Spirit guides Inner Journey for Guidance 88

Stars Cosmic Connect-the-Dots 94

4 Auditory Techniques 98

Ancestors Contacting an Elder 100

Birds Avian Advice 104

Chanting Singing the Mystery Awake 108

Divine inspiration Dialogue with the Sacred 112

Drumming The Steady Pulse of Spirit 116

Fire Whispers of Flame 120

Guided meditation Your Wise Friend's Counsel 124

Intuition Listening with Inner Ears 130

Leaves Rustling Messages 134

People A Stranger Gives You Direction 138

Repeated cues Brainstorming New Perspectives 142

Sounds Echoes of Your Spirit 146

Toning Sounds from Your Depths 150

Water Ripples of Truth 154

5 Kinesthetic Techniques 158

Body sense Getting in Touch 160

Clay Sculpting Your Insight 166

Dance Ecstatic Enlightenment 170

Dowsing Divining with Fingers and Thumbs 174

Earth Hands-On Wisdom 178

Hands and feet Your Body's Signals 182

Journaling Third-Page Divination 186

Meditation Mindful Knowing 190

Mudras Touching Spirit with Finger Yoga 194

Painting and drawing Creativity Unleashed 200

Sacred sites Connecting to Source 204

Smudging Burning Confusion Away 210

Trees Taproot to Within 214

Walking Zen Concentration Walk 218

Works Frequently cited 222

References 222

Endnotes 223

Resources 226

Index 228

Appendix 233

Acknowledgments 240

About the Author 240

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