Thursday, October 6, 2016

Divination by salt

Alomancy (from Greek halo, 'salt', and manteia, divination), also called Adromancy, ydromancie, idromancie, and halomancy, is a form of divination where salt is used.

1) The diviner casts salt into air and interprets patterns as it falls, either as it falls or after it has fallen, on the ground. A casting cloth or pattern drawn on ground can be used.

2) The diviner mixes a strong salt solution in a bowl and lets the water evaporate, and interprets the salt formations on the bowl.

3) Salt can be thrown into fire and the reactions are read

4) Alomancy by Raven Digitalis from Shadow Magick Compendium

Pour the salt or sand into a square or rectangular tray to a depth of about three inches. Hold a pencil loosely in your hand, with the point at the center of the substance. Relax, close your eyes, and state your question. Let your hand move of its own accord until it stops—and no longer than three minutes. Open your eyes and look for symbols or letters among the markings.
Some common examples: “Y” for yes; “N” for no; “P” for perhaps;
“X” for love.
A long line for a journey; a short line for a visitor.
A large circle for misfortune; a small circle for news;
a triangle for success; a square for obstacles,
a heart for love, a broken heart for parting a parting.
Read other symbols in relation to your question.

Some salt superstitions and beliefs:

* salt is said to bring prosperity, so people are given salt as gifts at housewarmings and such
* salt is said to bring fertility, so brides are given salt as a wedding gift
* salt is said to bring protection - ghosts and evil spirits cannot step over salt

If you spill salt, you have to throw a pinch of it over your left shoulder, to get rid of all the spirits called to the place by spilling of salt

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