chronomancy


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chronomancy

a divination to determine the precise time for action.
See also: Divination
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Among the topics are hexagrams and prognostication in the Weishu literature: the 32-year cycle of the Qian zuo du, a list of magic and mantic practices in the Buddhist canon, exploring the mandates of heaven: Wen Tianxiang's concepts of fate and mantic knowledge, women and divination in contemporary Korea, and correlated time within one's hand: the use of temporal variables in early modern Japanese "chronomancy" techniques.