Divination – Seeing into the future. There below are 8 sub-categories of divination that are used or were used to predict the future.
Chiromancy- Palmists reads the palm of a person hand and presumably predict his or her future. 1. Life, 2. Head, 3. Heart, 4. Girdle of Venus, 5. Sun, 6. Mercury, and 7. Fate lines.
Crystal ball – Are used by persons who are clairvoyant and who can presumably predict the future of others after gazing into the ball.
Diviners-Are people who claim to have the ability to contact the supernatural
Fortune-telling -The art of being able to information pertaining to a person’s life to predict their future.
Geomancy (science of the sand) – African and European use a technique of tossing rocks, soil, or sand, then reading their markings and lines on the ground to presumably predict the future. During the middle Ages and the Renaissance, this form of divination was very popular up until the 17th century when it fell out of favor. However, in the 19th century, geomancy regained some interest.
Oracles – Persons (inspired by gods such as Dionne, Zeus, and Pythia) who were said to be able to give prophetic opinions, predictions or precognitions of future.
Prophecy – Is when a person who are proclaimed to be a“true” prophets, receive messages from a divine source and pass the messages on. Usually the messages are about divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of future events such Armageddon (the end of the world). In Judaism, the Torah (the first of three parts of the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible) is use in prophecy. In Christianity, prophecy is considered to be a spiritual gift given by the Holy Spirit. China’s Chen is prophetic texts that predicted luck and disasters. One of the most popularized prophets was Nostradamus, who has been given credit for predicting some of the world most memorable catastrophes. He claimed to have decoded the Bible hidden revelations about these past and future events.
Tarot Reading – Is when Mystics and occultists use a deck of cards (78) with special markings (similar to regular playing cards) to predict someone future. Tarot cards have 4 suits. In each suit there are special marked card. One suit is called the 21 card trump suit and one card call the fool.