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Taxnomizing Divination

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.lucky.w,alt.magick,alt.occult.methods,alt.divination
From: nagasiva 
Subject: Taxnomizing Divination (was ...more methods than you ...)
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 18:35:06 GMT

50020108 VI om

>>> You might like for the book, "The Naked Witch," a paperback 
>>> claiming to really be on the Craft and having a lot of 
>>> information by "Gay-Darlene Bidart."
>>> It gives advice to women on how to practice testiculomancy 
>>> and how man can practice vulvamancy and nippleomancy.

how heterosexual! ;>

>> I wonder if anyone is taking that seriously?

why not? there are many different forms of physiognomancy. the
taxonomization of divinatory arts might proceed outwards from
the magician and be categorized by its relation to the object
sought for the oracle (see below).

"John M. Hansen" :
> Several years ago there was a book called BISBA which talked about
> deliniating a woman's Character from the shape, position, and form 
> of her breasts.

not unlike phrenology, so called.

here follows a beginning attempt to taxonomize the field of divination:


		a -- the diviner
		   i -- body (phrenology, nipplomancy, palmistry, etc.)
		  ii -- clothing or proximate possessions

	 	b -- products of the diviner
		   i -- expression (handwriting, 'random' acts like sandwriting, etc.)
		  ii -- process (fecomancy, interpreting 'wet spots' in bed, etc.)

		c -- items or people known to the diviner
		   i -- specific objects (one's oft-used tools, favourite sweater, etc.)
		  ii -- specific people (friends, significant personalities, etc.)

		d -- items or people unknown to the diviner
		   i -- people (noticing a hunchback's arrival, etc.)
		  ii -- items (random book for bibliomancy, tea leaves, etc.) 


		a -- single item 
		   i -- as is, consulted (8-Ball, dowsing rod, etc.)
		  ii -- manipulated (heated tortoise-shell, burned tin charm, etc.)

		b -- multiple 
		   i -- cast (bones, shells, etc.)
	          ii -- manipulated selection (yarrow stalks, etc.)
		 iii -- composite multiple arrangement (cards, runestones, etc.)

more? corrections?

I'll try to place all the mancies listed in this thread previous in the categories
and see if any need elaboration to contain them. :>


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