Rediscovering Geomancy: An Oracle of the Elements and Planets

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Rediscovering Geomancy: An Oracle of the Elements and Planets

44.00

A self-contained one-off class introducing the divinatory art of geomancy, and offering foundational teaching in how to start studying and reading this oracle. Consisting of almost two hours of illustrated lecture; copies of the lecture slides and notes; a range of full scans of geomancy handbooks from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and a list of further recommended reading.

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This one-off class-bundle offers an in-depth introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of geomancy. 

It grounds the student in various definitions and fundamental understandings of what geomancy is, before introducing its core mechanics. Students are taken through the sixteen Figures that make up this divination system, and are then shown how to read and eventually construct a geomantic chart (known as a 'shield'), how to interpret these figures in relation to the Twelve Houses of the Heavens, and how to distill the variety of answers that can be read from such a shield chart down to a core judgement. Historical sources and the geomancer-ancestors who wrote and worked these handbooks are honoured. The Spirits of this oracle are also paid homage. The wide and eminently practicable constructions and applications of geomantic talismans are explored. Finally, a range of modern books on this subtle yet clear form of divination are presented. 

This lecture is supported by full scans of the primary source documents investigated, as well as copies of the slides used, and a list of further recommended reading.

If you are looking for a focused consideration of geomancy as a practical form of divination, and especially if you are looking to understand how geomancy works off the page and in real life, this is the class for you.