Geomancy interests me because I especially like rocks, stones, and even pebbles (rocks you can hold in your hand or put in your pocket). Stone is like a hard, cold fact with a very long history, by our human standards.
I haven’t tried it, not to read the future. I just enjoy stones. I keep them around, in my bedroom, outside in the yard and the garden we have a lot of rocks. They make great pets, if you feel the need for dependable companionship that needs very little care or feeding. I like just having a few good rocks around.
A system of divination that employs the scattering of pebbles, grains of sand, or seeds on the earth and then the interpretation of their shape and position.
Quote Source – The Mystica – Geomancy
I especially like this description, from The Mystica site. It’s even poetical.
It’s not feng shui, and it doesn’t have anything to do with ley lines or dowsing. It’s been called earth astrology, a Western equivalent of the I Ching, and the forgotten oracle of the Western world. It was one of the most popular systems of divination in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and stands at the center of traditions of magic, philosophy, and initiation deeply relevant to today. What is it? Geomancy.
Geomancy is a traditional art of divination that uses the sixteen geomantic figures – patterns of single and double dots – to explore the mysteries of past, present and future. As a branch of the Hermetic tradition, an ancient Western system of spiritual transformation and magical philosophy and practice, it relies on the fundamental Hermetic law, the unity of the macrocosm (the universe around us) and the microcosm (the universe within us) to open up hidden potentials for knowledge, wisdom, and power and, in the words of the legendary Hermes Trismegistus, “perform the miracles of the One Thing.”
Reading this longer description makes it seem really complicated. It’s divination using stones. I find most divination has a lot of rules but essentially the whole thing is about how you feel looking at the cards, rocks, etc. At least that’s what it used to be. People do have a way of taking something simple and making it a huge complicated knot they can make some money out of.
Links for Other Groups:
The Geomancy Group An association of practising geomancers and other like-minded folk over the UK.
Mid Atlantic Geomancers Geomancers are spiritual ecologists.