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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Wolf Hall star Mark Rylance has revealed he turned down a chance of Hollywood glory - because of Chinese fortune telling He said he rejected a "very small part" in Steven Spielberg's 1987 film Empire Of The Sun but was then offered a bigger part and a role at the National Theatre at the same time.
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.
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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.
Chinese fortune telling methods, oracular and divining techniques also include kau cim [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (fortune telling sticks), zi wei dou shu ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Purple Star Astrology which characterizes and predicts one's life in twelve categories such as wealth, career, spouse, children, etc.
Although fortune telling can be considered a crime in Bahrain, lawyer Fareed Ghazi explained that practitioners were only prosecuted if an unhappy client reported them to the police.
One day he makes a wish at a fortune telling machine and the next morning he wakes up as an adult, played by the Oscarnominated Tom Hanks.
Children of the Fortune Teller" tells the story of Ryan, a boy gifted with the exceptional fortune telling power passed through his parents.
The Falnama was a fortune telling aid circa 1600 CE.
Monday's Daily Post tells us that belief in ghosts, fortune telling and the like has exploded since the 1950s.