sciomancy


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sciomancy

(ˈsaɪəˌmænsɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) divination with the help of ghosts
[C17: via Latin from Greek skia ghost + -mancy]
ˈsciomancer n
ˌscioˈmantic adj
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sciomancy

a form of divination through communication with the spirits of the dead. — sciomantic, adj.
See also: Divination
fortunetelling through communication with the spirits of the dead. — sciomantic, adj.
See also: Ghosts
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You shall hear more of this by and by and shall judge whether or not I have exceeded the limits of reason." (141) In the phrase "ombre mirlifique," Beroalde is parodying not only the notion of the arcanum but also what Paracelsus called Sciomancy, the Art of Shadows, which among other things could distinguish spirits and sidereal bodies.