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The Art of Divination
People have always tried to see what the future has in store for them. They have developed various methods to help see beyond the present. Take this trivia quiz and guess the name of the divination method described in each question.
You drink the coffee and turn the cup upside down. The reader predicts the future, deciphering various patterns formed inside the cup.
This is a deck of 78 cards with pictures and inscriptions on them. They are divided into several suits and the person extracts cards that the reader interprets.
This method of divination uses air and water. The person covers their head with a cloth, fill a vase with water and expose it to the air. They whisper a wish over the vase. If bubbles show on the water surface, this is considered a positive sign and the wish will probably come true.
This method includes hexagrams which consist of six lines either solid or broken. Solid lines are considered strong and active, and broken lines stand for weak and acquiescent. These lines define the meaning of the hexagrams. Each hexagram has a different meaning. You determine your own hexagram by tossing 3 coins 3 times.
This method of divination uses a set of 24 alphabet letters that are usually carved on small tiles, so that the person could extract one of all 24 and to interpret its meaning. They were also carved and drawn building walls for protection.
This is the careful screening of your palm, its shapes and lines in order to guess some events from the past and see events in the future.
This method uses climate conditions to predict the future. It was considered that climate is the attitude of gods towards men, and that each atmospheric event had its own meaning.
This method uses books for predicting one's future. The person should take a book, open to a random page and read a passage. Then he should interpret it.
This way of divination uses onion sprouts. First a ritual is held in order to state what the divination is about. Then the onion sprouts are put on an altar. It is thought that onion sprouts can tell you about friends and relatives who are far away, give love advice and answer yes or no questions about the future.
This method uses birds to predict the future. The divinator scatters grains and then he carefully observes the way the birds peck at the grain.
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