We as curious humans have always looked for answers to mysteries. What is our purpose of being here? What does the future hold? Can we change it? There’s an archeological explanation to it that humans are bound to have such deep thoughts and quests and some kind of form of divination is used to support this quest. Divination gives insight to the future. Through various tools like tarot cards, fortune telling cards, astrology, scrying, crystal ball reading, cowrie shells reading, runes, and coffee dreg readings, solutions to problems, answers to unanswered questions, guidance and help can be found. Any form of divination used is aimed to give relief, assistance and aide the querrant to resolve issues and problems which need to be resolved. In India, fortune telling, astrology, leaf readings are very common forms of divination methods practiced. On the other hand, tarot card and angel card readings are one of the most common and widely used divination methods.
How divination works?
Divination often tends to get associated with religion rather than fortune telling. There are some people who feel so attuned to god that they seem to get divine messages from them. People who practice the way of God and have dedicated their life to that path also fall under being blessed by the Divine and seem to attain divinity of some kind.
In ancient times, sages and hermits practiced various forms of divination especially when they were living far from each other and wanted to know what was going on in another gurukul. Meditation and learning yoga kriyas were their tools of divination. Divination was something that they learned or acquired with their penances, their holistic and simple lifestyle. Today divination is learnt by many and practiced at a very professional level. Different people connect to different divination tools and then go forward to specialise in that specific area of expertise.
Today divination has become more popular due to the digital information age. A lot of people think it’s some kind of mysticism no one will comprehend, but the truth is, in order to master the art of divination the only thing you need to believe in is your intuition. Divination is an excellent way to stimulate your intuition in order to think outside the box about problems that logic can’t handle The question that comes to mind then is, “Who can practice divination?” Anyone who is intuitive and has the interest can learn. Astrology is one scientific divination branch that gets passed on from generation to generation. As a family tradition, these people learn the art and spend their entire lifetime practising this art. There are many people who have an interest in learning anything that helps them to deal with problems and forewarns them about dangers. The word Divination has always had a sense of mysticism attached to it. Anything that goes beyond the ordinary and is way above the normal brings about a sense of awe and respect. There are some who blindly follow anything that is said to them in the name of divination. There are most who will think it through.
If your let your beliefs approach divination with an open mind, it will work for you, because intuitive reception depends on being open. Through divination systems, we have been gifted with symbolic languages to interpret divine will. The symbols and archetypes that form the heart of all divination systems represent the dynamics of human life, including social and political interaction. Because it uses the language of archetypes, divination becomes more than a meditation technique. It can provide insights, timely advice and directions from the divine.
The coming few articles will focus on details of common divination methods practiced today.
Until then, believe in yourselves and embrace the beautiful journey of self-discovery!
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