Tuesday, November 6, 2012

divining with spinning objects

Throughout history people have sort ways of finding spiritual or
mystical guidance in their every day lives. Consulting the Oracle,
Soothsayer or village wise person who had the gift of seeing into
the future was common practice in ancient times. However, you don't
have to be a psychic to predict the future. In the simple system of
Cyclomancy, a revolving device, such as a wheel or revolving circle
can be very effective tool for divination (ability to foretell the
future by intuitive rather than scientific or rational means). The
practice of Cyclomamcy may have been the origin of the roulette
wheel as a game of chance. The "wheel-of-fortune" found at fair
grounds which stops on prize-winning numbers or the TV "Wheel of
Fortune" are also based on this concept. Cyclomancy has survived as
the popular party kissing game "spin the bottle", or in a
combination of 'Truth or Dare'. In this variation, the spinner gets
to ask the person whom the bottle points to an intimate, personal
question, which must be answered truthfully. In all these methods,
the decision of the wheel is automatically fulfilled, so it is not
surprising that many people believe that questions concerning their
future can be answered by a similar contrivance.

CYCLOMANCY dates from time immemorial, and takes its name from the
Latin word 'Cyclomantia' and from ancient Greek 'Kyklos' meaning a
circle. Spinning arrows may be used instead of revolving wheels for
telling fortunes. In occult practices the wheel will have
astrological signs, numbers, letters, words or mystical symbolic
makings around it. The powerful archetypal symbol of the 'Wheel of
fortune' in the tarot deck reminds us of how random and
unpredictable life can be. And that we are all subject to the
workings of fate and Karma, in that what ever he/she sows he/she
shall reap.

One form of divinational consultation is in finding geographical
direction. When at a crossroad, take a bottle and lay it
horizontally on the ground, and spin it. When it stops spinning, the
neck of the bottle will point to the road where your destiny lies.
Alternatively, before spinning the bottle ask a question with
regards to the different directions, for example in which direction
will I have the most fun, view the best sights or meet a new
friends. Variations of the method use knifes or spinning tops.

In order to get started, first you're going to have to check your
logic mind behind. It's a bit like visiting the cinema and as you
walk in the door agreeing with yourself that for the next 90 minutes
or so you will suspend your sense of reality. Trusting your
intuition is a lot like that, once you begin to 'trust' that your
question will be answered, somehow the cosmic wheels begin to turn
and you will receive the answer to your question.

This handy do-it-yourself divination tool can be used when seeking
advice or answers to questions regarding past, present or future
events. To make your own Cyclomancy fortune telling wheel, first cut
a piece of card to the size of a dinner plate. Using a pen, divide
the wheel into ten equal sections so that it looks similar to the
spokes of a cycle wheel. Next pierce a hole in the centre with a
skewer. Take three deep breaths and relax, as you do this gently
begin to focus on the question that you would like to ask. When you
feel ready spin the wheel and see where it stops. In a similar way
an arrow could be secured to the centre by a pivot so that it freely
revolves when given a sharp spin, the number that the arrow stops on
being the significant one.

The analysis of the number is based on the ancient system of
Numerology also known as Arithmomancy. The system was popular
amongst early mathematicians such as Pythagoras who believed that
each of the numbers one to nine had it's own psychic or spiritual

The interpretation of the numbers is as follows :

One - New beginnings, ideas and inspiration. Exciting new changes
ahead in love, business, education. Two - A need for tact and
diplomacy. Two's denote balance and harmony and fair play. Hidden
things that need to be revealed. A period of waiting. Three - Birth,
pregnancy and marriage. A reason to celebrate or to go out and have
fun. Your ships are coming in. Successful teamwork. Four - Security,
home, property, DIY around the house, time to take a break go on
holiday. Five - Problems to overcome, a time to be assertive, excess
energy at your disposal. Watch out for jealousy and conflict amongst
friends.. Six - Time to give and receive in many ways, money, time,
support. A time of success, meeting old friends, compassion, travel.
A time for making choices. Seven - Staying in control via
understanding, time for clear thinking, beware of deception, need to
check security, time for evaluating a situation. Eight -
Determination to achieve goals, on-the-job study, dissatisfaction
with an aspect of your life, feeling trapped, time to move on, end
of delays. Nine - Light at the end of the tunnel, preparation for a
new beginning, smugness, and success, unnecessary worries. Ten -
Change, the end of a journey, success, family gatherings, support of
others, idealism, a sense of community.

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