What Is Divination?
Divination is the practice of switching off from the outer world in order to tune into spiritual inspiration. The practice is an integral part of many esoteric, occult and magical arts, and it can help you to find clarity and gain valuable insights regarding a question, situation or a personal problem. The diviner (or reader) uses their skills and intuitive perception to help those seeking divine inspiration and spiritual guidance. In days of old, the practice of divination commonly involved the foretelling of future events.
How Does Divination Work?
Divination focuses on the energy that connects everyone and everything. Information that you want to tap into already exists in a cosmic interconnecting grid. To access it, a diviner prepares and opens up a spiritual ‘space’ so that they can link to the correct ‘connector’, and find the hidden answers to your questions. The cosmic energy grid relays the information, and the diviner interprets this during a reading. Clarity, validation, insight, spiritual guidance, peace of mind and a sense of wellbeing, are just a few of the many benefits of divination that are available to you.
How To Prepare For Divination?
To take a deeper look into the unseen supernatural realms, it is essential that you first prepare yourself as well as your surroundings. When preparing for divination practice, your sacred space should be comfortable and inviting. Choose a room that is free from clutter, and where you won’t be disturbed. Create a welcoming and relaxing ambience with dimmed lighting or flickering candles. You can enhance the energy of your space with aromatic essential oils, and/or instrumental music that is calming, soothing and uplifting. Sit in a comfy chair or on a floor cushion, and surround yourself with the all the tools that you will be using. Prepare yourself by performing a spiritual ‘cleansing’ ritual to clear away any stressed or negative energy in your auric field. Meditate for a few minutes to clear your mind, so that you are able to interpret with clarity and confidence. You will know when you are ready to begin.
At the end of the divination session, remember to close down the connection to the cosmic grid by saying ‘thank you’ to the Universe and to your spiritual support team.
Popular Divination Tools
To help you reap the benefits of divination, you may choose to use popular divination tools and techniques that have been effectively used for centuries. It’s common practice for a diviner to use some form of divination tool to speed up the energy connection process.
Tarot cards are undoubtedly the most popular divination tool that is used by psychics, mediums, clairvoyants and spiritual readers. The deck of 78 cards features 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards, in 4 suits. The cards are decorated with symbols and images that trigger intuition and psychic abilities, which are interpreted as ‘meanings’ by the diviner. Angel, Oracle and traditional playing cards can also be ‘read’ in the same way.
Some diviners prefer to tune into cosmic energy with the help of a swinging pendulum. The most common type is a cone shaped crystal that is suspended from a chain. As you dangle the pendulum it will pick up on energy vibrations, and it will move or swing to answer your direct “yes” or “no” questions.
Every beautiful crystal has its own unique energy vibration. They are effective tools for cleansing negative and toxic energy, and for setting up a protective shield. Some diviners interpret crystal energy as symbolic meanings. Others opt to look into the depths of a large crystal ball to ‘see’ into the future.
Gazing into a reflective surface such as Scrying mirrors or bowls of water can often reveal visions or imagery that can then be interpreted by the diviner. It is recommended that you relax your vision while concentrating on your breathing to enter an almost trance like state. The visions and scenes will then begin to form.
Runes symbols originate from an ancient alphabet. There are several different types of runes, depending on which alphabet you choose to follow. These symbols are carved, or drawn on a variety of materials, such as wood, bone, or crystals and stones. The rune tiles are then either drawn from a pouch or laid out in a pattern that will reveal hidden answers to the diviner.