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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"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. "What, we're communing with Satan?
Sparrow employs the Octavo, a form of fortune telling that reveals Larsson's personal and political destiny through cards that show eight people he either knows or will meet and who will bring about "love and connection" for him.
The rest of the top 10 are the Match Attack Booster, PS9.95; Lego Mini figures, PS1.49; Hexbug Nano, PS5; Fortune Telling Fish, 25p; Playdoh, PS2; Moshi Pencil Topper, PS2.45; Yes/No Game, PS9.95; and the Don't Say It Game, PS9.95.
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.
First, the family is in the "fortune telling' business: Tina, the mother of the five men, insists that when it comes to the Romany, "Every woman's a psychic."
Their new work has a harder and at times darker feel to its 2006 predecessor Fortune Telling. It focuses on the media-driven world we find ourselves in today, where every move we make is analysed then picked to pieces.
The Grand Matsu Temple is the first of its kind in the country to provide Chinese and English interpretations for love-themed lottery poetry - a fortune telling practice in which a temple-goer requests answers through a traditional ritual.
The rest of the book consists of nine chapters on specific supernatural phenomena, such as ghost seeking and dark tourism, fortune telling in late capitalism, 20th-century voodoo and black culture, alien abduction narratives, and the hunt for hidden animals and monsters.
Theatrical scenes featuring customs such as "papag atdy" (tossing hats to receive guests), "gaps pusgu" (fortune telling - eavesdropping at the door), "fala bakhma" (other types of fortune telling), performance of mugham trio awaits guests of the event.
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.m.
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.