fortune telling

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Noun1.Fortune telling - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural meansfortune telling - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
prophecy, vaticination, prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
arithmancy - divination by means of numbers
dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy - searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
geomancy - divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
hydromancy - divination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides)
lithomancy - divination by means of stones or stone talismans
necromancy - conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
oneiromancy - divination through the interpretation of dreams
onomancy - divination by the letters of a name
chirology, chiromancy, palm reading, palmistry - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
pyromancy - divination by fire or flames
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In partnership with the Huaxing Arts Group, the Rosemont mall will offer calligraphy, lantern making, mask making, a photo booth and fortune telling from 1 to 2 p.
I have received several mails from my overseas friends who practice fortune telling, such as feng shui, asking me about saju feedback on the frequent fires lately.
The groups with the most members are the Korean Kyungsin Federation and the Korean Fortune Telling Association, which each have around 300,000 registered members and 200,000 unregistered people--a million people in all.
King Of France The clairvoyant was at the fair And fortune telling was her game, She could see into the future Predicting fortune and fame.
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QUESTION: where can you see powerful pyrotechnics, a pedal powered fountain, an amazing fortune telling machine, spectacular circus skills and take part in an exclusive, secret and unforgettable dining experience?
Fortune telling, or divination, was practiced in ancient China, Egypt, Chaldea, and Babylonia, as long ago as 4,000 B.
With all due respect, this is silly," Nostradamuze scoffs, speaking of the campaign by some religious authorities against any and all forms of fortune telling.
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With a dreamlike, surrealistic style and a muted palette, this work utilizes rich symbolism to stand in for human conflict, featuring a doll, a bumblebee, and a fortune telling fish.
Also known as the Romany people, gypsies are often thought of as exotic nomads who marry as children, are unable to hold down a steady job, and are fortune telling frauds.
Bath Lane and Thornton Square will be transformed into a funfair and market while the Chinese Centre, on Westgate Road, gives visitors the chance try their hands at Chinese calligraphy, card and calendar making, fortune telling and games.