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The Art and Practice of Geomancy
Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance
John Michael Greer, Foreword by Lon Milo DuQuette
ISBN: 9781578634316
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$18.95
6 x 9
256 pages
March 1, 2009


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Have you ever lost an important object? Are you taking on a new job? Looking for buried treasure?

The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life's everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. Greer delivers to readers an ancient system of divination in an easy-to-use form requiring little more than a pen and a piece of paper. Using a system of counting odd and even numbers -- from a deck of cards, a roll of the dice, or even by hitting sand or dirt with a stick to generate patterns -- readers learn how to cast their own geomantic chart. And for those who wish to delve further, he offers exercises for geomantic meditation and ritual magic. The Art and Practice of Geomancy will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, present, and future into their own hands.

From the book:
Each geomantic chart is, in a certain sense, a snapshot of one set of possibilities arising from the dance of the four elements in the anima mundi and a sense of the dance itself -- even if that sense is imperfect, as it may be, and wordless, as it must be -- provides the context for every geomantic reading.



* A complete guide to Geomancy. Includes the history, how-to, and divinatory practices.

* John Michael Greer is a known expert in the fi eld of earth magic, and a dynamic speaker and lecturer.

John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of numerous articles and more than ten books including Natural Magic, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, and The Druid Magic Handbook. He is also the co-author of Learning Ritual Magic and Pagan Prayer Beads. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Sara.


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Lon Milo DuQuette is a bestselling author and lecturer on such topics as Magick, Tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions have been translated into ten languages. He is currently US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orentis and is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck, NY and the Maybe Logic Academy. Among his many books, he is the author of My Life with the Spirits (Weiser 1999), Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot (Weiser 2003), and Tarot of Ceremonial Magick (Weiser 1995). He lives in Costa Mesa, CA with his wife Constance. Photo credit: Paul Soso
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