replied Madame, laughing, "permit me to tell you that your divinatory
science is at fault for once.
Like the face, the handprint can also be magical and lyrical as "loops dip into the mystery of indigo pools", as in the hand of Fatima, the auspicious eye, as the divinatory
magic of palmistry.
He reached a high rank in Japan and the names of four of his Japanese pupils are known, so he was evidently a person of some learning and personal significance, but he is also said to have brought with him "in tribute" books on calendrical science, astronomy, geography, and divinatory
and magical practices.
This herb has hallucinogenic effects and is used in certain regions of Mexico for healing and divinatory
Ayahuasca is a brew made from the banisteriopsis caapi vine, known for its divinatory
, hallucinogenic effects and is traditionally consumed by Amazonian Peruvians.
Later in the same essay the poet-philosopher--himself credited with prodigious magical, curative and divinatory
powers--employs the stunning image of a lotus, whose sympathy for the sun causes it to, as it were, open its mouth and sing the sun's praises as it follows that orb through the sky (103).
He jokes that instead of paying the 400 or 500 peso-fee to be given a Nahua name based on the tonalamatl, the Aztec divinatory
calendar or almanac, "sinceramente prefiero comprar un libro.
The interpretation may also follow a specific formula, often taking the form of questions asked of supernatural beings and the outcome of the divinatory
procedures understood as answers (such as "yes" and "no") to these questions.
What's more the latter are not passive givens but are also empowered and localised by being merged with local divinatory
practices such as the customary power of dreams to disclose truths.
These are "curing and divinatory
activities" such as solitude, fasting, and endurance of pain found in the later, more evolved settled Pueblo culture.
Word of Joseph Elkington's divinatory
powers over water quickly spread, and he was soon in demand, not only from local farmers knee-deep in mud, but "from the gentry too, as they sought to redevelop their estates.
This subjective inhabiting of the author's point of view is related to what Schleiermacher describes as "divination": "The divinatory
method is the one in which one, so to speak, transforms oneself into the other person and tries to understand the individual element directly" (Hermeneutics, p.