reply to post by gYvMessanger
haha indeed people use #all# sorts of things, just been reading up and found this on wiki,
Onychomancy or variously onuchomancy, onychomantia, onycomancy, onymancy (from Greek onychos, 'fingernail', and manteia, 'fortune-telling') is an
ancient form of divination using fingernails. It consists of watching the reflection of sunlight on the oiled fingernails of an unpolluted boy, then
interpreting the symbols that appear.
Wow that's creepy! Trust the greek to have the weirdest divination tools, the Romans had the bloodiest (which carried on to europen occultism) they
used to rip the eyes out of an animal and examine the entrails!
What strikes me is that certain groups have split off the main body of practice who have visions and experiences looking at weird things and instead
look for fixed systems and measurements - Star gazing could well be the best example of this, maybe some people looked into the stars and let their
mind wonder, in this dream state they 'saw' what was going to happen, they knew the battle would be lost, etc -then when they told people and they
asked how they knew 'oh i was looking at the stars' then some of the less daydreamy more ridged minded folk heard this and thought 'hmmm, i'm
going to crack that code...' before long everything we could see in the sky was part of our astrology, which devloped into a mathmatical means of
predicting the future.
However soon it became so vauge and all encompassing that the actual work of calculating the stars positions, decoding the signs and images itself
became a form of scrying -the person was put into an alpha daydream state (hehe math will do that to you) and so they were connected with the true
potential of their analytic ability, as their mind was full of the situation they wanted the answer too the daydream was focused on the issue at hand,
thus the 'vision' actually answered the question, when they knew the answer they could then choose the right bits of astrology to wrap it up in and
deliver it to whoever needed it. Brilliant.
I've often thought that psychics had an advantage in predicting the future as the had access to ALL the information, hehe also how the catholic
church rose to such high levels of power. People tell them the truth about whats going on, with all this info being worked out by the subliminal
brain and thus ignoring the limitations of conscious thought i can see how a good medium could have been very valuable to society in times of old.
I don't mean to offend anyone involved in astrology, etc in fact i think that the ability to think about complex issues and to understand the balance
of things is an massively impressive skill, it was what set Shakespear apart as a writer. Back when our mind was still fuddled with undeveloped
half-ideas and we had et to grasp the complexity of life these people able to override the limitations that language puts on our mind (as the essay at
the back of 1984 describes so well) and think freeform were amazing -and still are, only i think now everyone is able to do it, if only they are
willing to try.
Those mirrors in the pic are lovely, the leaf framed one is so cool that i tripped out (had a vivid vision) of it as i was sitting letting my mind
unwind before going to bed, i saw myself looking out of it like i belonged in another time, some sylvanian land back when everyone was born free -i
felt like i was looking at my current self in the mirror dreaming of the future.