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Casting Lots
Ancient Hebrew Divination Magic
Author Elisheva Nesher, Foreword Diana L. Paxson
ISBN: 9781578637096
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Weiser Books
$18.95
5.25 x 8.5
224 pages
22 b&w Hebrew letters
November 1, 2022


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A guide to the lost art of lot casting, an ancient Hebrew system used for healing, blessing, cursing, magic, meditation, and spiritual interaction.



Lots resemble runes in many ways, in their relationship to alphabets and their use in divination and magic. Each lot—crafted from wood, cardboard, or other material—bears one of the 22 Hebrew letters.



Casting Lots contains explanations for each of the 22 lots, plus instructions on how to cast them, as well as how to craft your own set of lots.



It also explores the magical uses of the lots, as well as how to use them to contact and interact with the Hebrew spirits, such as Asherah. (A brief guide is included for those unfamiliar with these spirits.)

Elisheva Nesher is a full-time teacher, speaker, spiritual mentor, seer, and consultant to Pagan and other alternative spirituality groups. She has been a spiritual teacher since the 1990s, and is the elected leader of Am Ha Aretz (Primitive Hebrew Assembly), an Israeli Earth/Nature and peaceful warrior tradition. Her academic background includes archeology studies in Tel Aviv.
Nesher is originally from the Galilee. She maintained a private psychotherapy and consulting practice until 2017.
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Diana Paxson is a writer, priestess, and teacher who has been studying and teaching Germanic mythology and religion for nearly 30 years. She is the author of Taking Up the Runes, Essential Asatru, Trance-Portation, and Possession, Depossession, and Divine Relationships. Paxson also pioneered the recovery of traditional Norse oracular practice, described in The Way of the Oracle.
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