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NOT For Serious Bibliomancy Users.
on December 21, 2005
"The Oracle Book" is ok for casual browsing(and replacing your long lost "Magic 8 Ball"), but as referenced by the author in her introduction, the traditional classical works used for the art of "Bibliomancy"(or Sortes) have been: 1.The Bible(both entire and separate books); 2. Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey"(used by ancient Greeks); Virgil's "Aeneid"(used by ancient Romans thru to the Renaissance). Modern diviner's also use other philosophical/literary works, including those of Shakespeare, Confucius, Kahlil Gibran, Dickens and others. I also practice this form of divination and find that a good large quotation volume(such as Bartlett's) serves just as well. The best way to perform a reading is to almost "quickly" reach for one of the books kept for bibliomancy(sort of like when the "spirit moves you")and randomly but quickly open to a page, as you let your left index finger pick a passage(without directly looking). Some people even use the TV/Radio in this manner- listening to the first words spoken when turning a set on. However, this form of divination may not work for everyone as well as other forms!