Dictiomancy is a form of divination by using a dictionary.The most common way to use this form of divination is to ask a question, or pose a situation or scenario, and then open the dictionary at random. The word on which one’s finger rests will have special applicability to the question posed.
This can also be done in a more definitive way by dividing your situation into three sections:
Or alternatively, you can ask questions such as:
- How did this happen?
- Why did this happen?
- What can I do about it?
- Where should I look for answers?
As with any form of divination, it is important to get centered and focused before asking the question. Be specific. Also, I would recommend writing the question down. This is very helpful, particularly when the answers given require some thought in order to figure them out.
If the word you receive makes no sense at all to you, try separating out the letters and making an anagram.
This divination is best suited for questions that have a “yes” or a “no” answer, or for questions regarding a positive or negative outcome to a general situation..
Spend a few minutes gathering stones. Half should be dark and half of a lighter color. Place them on the ground before you. Ask your question or keep it in mind.
Close your eyes and jumble the stones around for a few seconds; then, with your left or receptive hand, remove one of the stones. If you picked a dark stone, the answer is yes or the prospects favorable. If light, no.
Found at: White Magic
Lie beneath leafy trees and relax, gazing up into the ever shifting canopy of green above you. Watch the random patterns formed by the wind’s gentle lifting and pushing of the leaves. This should drowse you to a state where you open up psychically and receive messages concerning questions you have.
From: Earth Power
When rain is falling lightly outside do the following:
On a flat surface such as a pie pan or cookie sheet, sprinkle an even layer of powdered spice, such as cinnamon. When the surface is completely covered to an even depth take it outside and stand in the rain. Ask your question and then run back inside. The raindrops will have disturbed the spice to etch patterns or symbols into it. Sit quietly and gaze at the spice until you have perceived the answer.
From: Earth Power
To see an image of your future spouse: Eat a whole salted herring in three mouthfuls, retire to bed without a drink and don’t say a word. That night you will dream of your future partner.
To know if a future husband will be attractive and trustworthy, throw the white membrane of a herring at a wall. If the skin sticks to the wall and is not a crooked shape, your future husband will be attractive and trustworthy. If the herring skin sticks crookedly or fails to stick, your future spouse will be undesirable.