Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Divination - Divination is the occultic practice of
ascertaining information by supernatural means. If a distinction
is to be made with fortune-telling, divination has a formal
or ritual and often social character, usually in a religious
context; while fortune-telling is a more everyday practice
for personal purposes.
The art of using magical tools and symbols to gather information
from the Collective Unconscious on the nature of people, places,
things, and events in the past, present or future.
Deliberate pursuit of knowing the future or the discovery
of things that are hidden by various practices. Some of the
most common are: dowsing, astrology, numerology, palmistry,
crystal gazing and various cards used for divination such
as the Tarot. These tools are not a part of the practice of
Spiritualism, however spontaneous prophecy is.