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Monday, August 18, 2014

Runes and divination


There is some evidence that, in addition to being a writing systemruneshistorically served purposes of magic. This is the case from earliest epigraphic evidence of the Roman to Germanic Iron Age, with non-linguistic inscriptions and the alu word. An erilaz appears to have been a person versed in runes, including their magic applications.
In medieval sources, notably the Poetic Edda, the Sigrdrífumál mentions "victory runes" to be carved on a sword, "some on the grasp and some on the inlay, and name Tyr twice."
In early modern and modern times, related folklore and superstition is recorded in the form of the Icelandic magical staves. In the early 20th century, Germanic mysticism coins new forms of "runic magic", some of which were continued or developed further by contemporary adherents of Germanic Neopaganism. Modern systems of runic divination are based on Hermeticism, classicalOccultism, and the I Ching.







I am still feeling my way through the runes. Although I am quite familiar with I Ching the runes are another of those divination that is very interesting.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Leveling up to Oracle

Oracle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the classical medium. For the software company, see Oracle Corporation. For other uses, seeOracle (disambiguation).
Consulting the Oracle by John William Waterhouse, showing eight priestesses in a temple of prophecy
In Classical Antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to interface wise counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. As such it is a form of divination.
The word oracle comes from the Latin verb ōrāre "to speak" and properly refers to the priest or priestess uttering the prediction. In extended use, oracle may also refer to the site of the oracle, and to the oracular utterances themselves, called khrēsmoi (χρησμοί) in Greek.
Oracles were thought to be portals through which the gods spoke directly to people. In this sense they were different from seers (manteis, μάντεις) who interpreted signs sent by the gods through bird signs, animal entrails, and other various methods.[1]
The most important oracles of Greek antiquity were Pythia, priestess to Apollo at Delphi, and the oracle of Dione and Zeusat Dodona in Epirus. Other temples of Apollo were located at Didyma on the coast of Asia Minor, at Corinth and Bassae in the Peloponnese, and at the islands of Delos and Aegina in the Aegean Sea. The Sibylline Oracles are a collection of oracular utterances written in Greek hexameters ascribed to the Sibyls, prophetesses who uttered divine revelations in a frenzied state.

Some of my collection of oracle - level up to oracle once you have mastered tarot reading. But it will be a totally new endeavor and lots of learning and psyching up! 







Saturday, August 9, 2014

Last of my Tarot Collections









Few more of my collections. I recently sold most of the tarot cards I posted on my blog to a lady who herself is a big collector. Aside from purchasing my collection, she is also wanting to avail of my services of tarot reading.

Finally after sometime in my safe keeping, I am able to let go and get new keepers of these tarot cards. I got also curious why the sudden interest of many people about tarot cards.  So when I asked some of the purchasers I learned that  they want to give tarot card as gift to their friends who are doing tarot reading and were able to read them satisfactorily.

The tarot card/deck is a way for them to say thank you.  Some have just awakened and realized a new found interest in learning the tarot card themselves. So in their course of finding what suits them best they are exploring different kinds of tarot cards and decks.

















I am posting here a few more of my remaining tarot cards and I am proud to say that these cards were published in Europe/US. So the quality is good and they are brand new. Most of the cards that are coming out now are published in China. I observed the paper is not like its European counterpart, thicker and more clearer and nicer printing.

Why I advise for beginner and even non-beginner to purchase brand new tarot cards and deck? 

It is all about energy. It is good to make use of a card that you are unleashing its power and energy for the first time and not some second hand tarot cards that you do not know whose energy handled them first and who the kind of people it was used for. So I highly recommend to give as gift only brand new tarot card deck/book or even for the card or deck that your will use for yoour own.

Just experiment and try using a second hand and brand new and tell me also your experience.