scapulimancy

scap·u·li·man·cy

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  • Scapulimancy — (also spelled scapulomancy and scapulamancy , and also termed omoplatoscopy ) is the practice of divination by use of scapulae (shoulder blades). In the context of the oracle bones of ancient China, which chiefly utilized both scapulae and the… …   Wikipedia

  • scapulimancy — /skap yeuh leuh man see/, n. divination of the future by observation of the cracking of a mammal s scapula that has been heated by a fire or hot instrument. Also, scapulomancy. Cf. oracle bone. [1870 75; SCAPUL(A) + I + MANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • scapulimancy — noun divination using shoulder bones Syn: omoplatoscopy, scapulomancy …   Wiktionary

  • scapulimancy — Divination involving a shoulder blade which has been charred or cracked from a fire …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • scapulimancy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • Oracle bone — For Chinese characters found on bones, see Oracle bone script. A Shang Dynasty oracle bone from the Shanghai Museum Oracle bones (Chinese: 甲骨; pinyin: jiǎgǔ) are pieces of bone normally from ox scapula or turtle plastron (underside) which were… …   Wikipedia

  • I Ching divination — Among the many forms of divination is a bibliomancy method using the I Ching (易經) or Book of Changes. The book is structured as 32 pairs of hexagrams, divided in half after the first 30. The text was a subject for civil service exams in Imperial… …   Wikipedia

  • Renaissance magic — Renaissance humanism (15th and 16th century) saw a resurgence in hermeticism and Neo Platonic varieties of ceremonial magic.The Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution, on the other hand, saw the rise of scientism, in such forms as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Astrology — Not to be confused with Astronomy. ‹ The template below (Ast box) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. › …   Wikipedia

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