Divining

Divining has been around for thousands of years and used by cultures throughout the world. What is the meaning of divining? Simply put, divining is communication with the divine, or the invisible world through the use of objects, mantras,  songs. chanting, tarot cards, the I ching, and other methods.  In the west, it is difficult to believe what we cannot see with our eyes, or what we cannot hear with our ears. Ancient cultures, and indigenous cultures today have always used divination and divination tools to communicate with the world of spirit, or the invisible world. Some examples of divination include numerology, the tarot, scribing, figures and dolls, and holding an object in your hand to connect with the vibration of the object.  Anyone can practice divination and cultivate a sensitivity to feelings, impressions, and vibration. It is not a gift that only a few people have, however, people who have cultivated the practice, are more inclined to know the language of divination. It is much like an art form. In order to become a master, one must practice the brush strokes and the mixing of color. Playing an instrument is similar in that one does not learn to play the violin overnight. Rather, it takes a willingness to pick up the violin each day, and to develop a relationship with the sounds, and the feeling of the instrument.  Divination, therefore,  is like any craft that requires discipline and practice. The more one practices, the greater the sensitivity one develops to receive the answers, or communication from the unseen world.

Ancient cultures, and some indigenous cultures today have seers that watched the night sky and observed changes in the movement of the stars and planets. Without assistance from technology, these seers could predict when changes in weather would occur, and differences in patterns in the sun’s movement. These seers had a fine tuned sensitivity  from observing night after night, and developing their skills in seeing movement. How do we know this?  We know from the positioning of the structures that they built, such as the pyramids and the temples.  In in the Incan civilization, it is speculated that Quipus, or string bundles identified as storage systems, held essential information about the stars and their relationship to cycles and changes on the earth. These seers predicted events, and navigated the calendar by observing the stars and the planets.

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