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Youtube is a wonderful resource with lots of helpful information on it! I’ve collated together all the Divination Lessons I could find. If any of these links break, or you find something that should be added to the list, please message me!

This is as much a resource for me as it is for you - I have only watched part of most of these so take them with a grain of salt!

Tarot

Learn the 78 Tarot Cards in Two Hours (Part 1, Part 2)

Tarot Cards - Understanding Reversals

How to Practice Tarot Readings when you’re on your own (Part 1, Part 2)

How to Shuffle Tarot Cards

How to Get Good Results Every Time with Tarot

The Only Way To Learn The Tarot (and a bit about what Pages mean)

How to read a Tarot card easily and comfortably

Putting it all together in a Tarot reading

Know How To Use Your Tarot Cards By Munisha Khatwani

Tarot - An Introduction by Munisha Khatwani

22 Major Arcana Cards In Tarot - Munisha Khatwani

Tarot Cards Use and History

7 Tarot Tips for Learning Tarot Card Meanings

Runes

How to read runes (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

How to Cast Runes (Runes for Beginners)

What are Runes?

150. A Technique for Memorising Runes

How to make Runes

Your First Rune Readings: Practicing with Meanings

The Long History of the Rune Stones

All About Runes (Intermediate Magic) (Part 1, Part 2)

Pendulum

How to Use a Pendulum (Basics)

Your Pendulum and Its Secret Uses

An introduction to dowsing with a pendulum

How To Use A Pendulum For Divining

How to use a Pendulum for Spirit Communication

How to use a Pendulum to get answers from your Subconscious

Scrying

How to Scry (Part 1, Part 2)  

Magical Techniques: Part 1 - The Art of Scrying. 

One Witch’s Way - Crystal Ball (Part 1, Part 2)

Crystal Ball and Mirror Gazing Tutorial 

Crystal Spheres and Scrying 

Simple Water Scrying 

How to Scry 

Scrying Mirrors | Witchcraft 101

Tasseomancy

Tea leaf reading with Amber McCarroll 

Tea Leaf Reading 

Tea Leaf Reading 

What Is Tea Leaf Reading? | Psychic Abilities 

Tea Leaf Reading with Shaheen 

Tea Leaf Reading 

Cartomancy

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards 

Playing Card Meanings - How to read a deck of cards - Cartomancy 

Fortune Telling Cards (Reading & Meanings)

Bibliomancy

173. The Art of Bibliomancy
Bibliomancy
Bibliomancy
Bibliomancy introduction
How to do Bibliomancy, divination with books!

Palmistry

Read your palm ! - only 7 minutes lectured by Japanese Ninja  Secrets Revealed in Your Palm
Secrets Revealed in Your Palm - Part 2
PALMISTRY: THE FATE LINE
wealth indications in detail more points palmistry
palmistry detailed analysis (very refined hand)
Palmistry Saturn Line Fate Line Money Line Wealth Line Analysis

Witchy Terminology

Here’s a list of terminology that has really helped me in my practice.


  • Altar – sacred space dedicated for a specific purpose such as spell-working or worshiping deities
  • Amulet – a charm usually worn for protection, to repel evil, and to absorb/banish negative energy
  • Astral Projection – the act of separating your astral body or your consciousness from your physical self; a voluntary out of body experience 
  • Astrology – the art and science of predicting certain events and patterns based on the observation of planetary movements and relationships and the study of how these movements and relationships affect terrestrial world events and the health, moods, relationships and personalities of individuals
  • Aura – a subtle luminescence that surrounds all objects hinting at the energy contained within
  • Banish – to forcefully remove something; to put an end to something
  • Bibliomancy/Stichomancy – divination using random pages and passages from books
  • Bind – to restrict the actions/behavior of someone or to tie them to another object, place, or situation
  • Book of Shadows – a book used to document spells, rituals, other magickal workings, and personal experiences
  • Cartomancy – divination using a deck of cards, i.e. tarot cards
  • Centering – to calm your emotions and focus on the task ahead; usually done after grounding
  • Ceromancy – divination using a candle/the flame of a candle
  • Channeling – also called “drawing;” to gather energy from an external source i.e. the sun or moon
  • Charged Water non-consumable water that has been infused with oils, herbs, or energy from another source; used for cleansing, anointing, ritual work, etc.
  • Charging – to infuse an item with energy from either yourself or another source
  • Charm – an item that has been enchanted with a spell
  • Cleanse – to rid an object or space of negative energy
  • Consecrate – to “bless” an object, usually for a specific magickal purpose 
  • Curse – the act of causing misfortune to a victim; directing negative energy towards the target 
  • Deosil/Deocil – clockwise; generally used to invoke/evoke something, bring about positive energies, or to cast a circle
  • Divination – the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means
  • Dowsing – a type of divination employed in attempts to locate hidden items by using a dowsing rod or pendulum
  • Dream Work – any magickal or mystical work done in dream space, or while sleeping
  • Elixir – a potion made for medicinal purposes 
  • Enchanting – to infuse an object with magickal intent
  • Energy Work – any work that involves changes to the human energy field or subtle body
  • Evoke – to call a spirit or entity, to summon it forth, and to bring it into the place where you are, particularly in hopes of gaining its favor
  • Gem Elixir – an elixir infused with the energy of a crystal or mineral 
  • Grimoire – a kind of textbook used by magickal practitioners for reference; sometimes used interchangeably with “book of shadows”
  • Grounding – to release negative and excess energy
  • Hex – commonly used synonymously with “curse” to describe baneful spell work, but can also be used in reference to general spell work and those who practice it 
  • Incantation – the words used when casting a spell
  • Intent – your goal or purpose for spell work 
  • Invoke – to draw a spirit being or entity into your own body 
  • Meditation - a method of calming the mind, either by emptying it of thought or by focusing on one thing in order to reach a state of relaxation or an altered state of consciousness
  • Numerology – divination using the interpretation of numbers, dates, and the number value of letters
  • Palmistry – a form of divination that relies on the interpretation of the lines and structure of the hand
  • Pantheon – historically, a temple in Rome dedicated to all the Gods of the Roman people; in modern usage the word Pantheon has come to describe the family of Gods itself
  • Philter – a potion used specifically in love spells; love potion 
  • Poppet – a doll used to represent a target in spell work 
  • Potion – a consumable liquid that has been enchanted to produce magickal effects 
  • Psychometry – divination by touching an object and gaining impressions from it
  • Ritual – a series of actions performed in a pre-defined order
  • Runes – written symbols which represent sounds or ideas; can be used for divination 
  • Sachet – a small bag of herbs, crystals, or other objects that is meant to bring about a desired effect; essentially acts as a charm 
  • Sacred Space – any space that has been designated for a specific sacred purpose
  • Scrying – a method of divination that involves gazing into a reflective surface such as water, mirrors, or a crystal ball 
  • Shield – a personal protective barrier, similar to a ward
  • Sorcerer/Sorceress – used to describe someone who practices magick
  • Sorcery – the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language that are believed to exploit supernatural forces
  • Spell – a combination of words, actions and/or objects used in a symbolic way to bring about a magickal result
  • Talisman – an object used to attract or gain power or energy; can be worn
  • Tasseography – divination using tea leaves 
  • Uncrossing – the removal of a type of curse or “cross” that has been laid upon an individual that makes a certain area of their lives difficult because of negative energy that is attached to them causing them to see and experience only difficulties in that area
  • Ward – a protective barrier; may be maintained by a spell, a talisman, a symbol or some other physical or energy object
  • Widdershins – counter-clockwise; used to banish negative energy or take down a circle 
  • Witch/Wizard – used to describe someone who practices magick 
  • Witchcraft – the use of sorcery or magick to alter the physical world around you; used interchangeably with sorcery 
  • Zodiac – refers to the constellations that ring the apparent path the sun takes throughout the year

(Last edited on: 9-10-2016)

I pick grass seeds for the Nuggets all the time but the other day I decided to bundle them together and hang them up to give them something new to play with.

Chickens are incredibly smart and it’s important to provide them with enrichment. This can be done by making sure they have plenty of space to explore with things like grass, logs, and lots of dirt in that space for them to pick through and hop up on, food provided in new and interesting forms, and even toys! Bells, balls, mirrors, swings, and even laser pointers all make for hours of fun for our feathered friends!

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“Narcissus Garden” by Yayoi Kusama (1966)

Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist and writer, created the “garden” in 1966 which was then shown in the 33rd Venice Biennale. The installation holds 1,500 metallic balls that reflect and distort the landscape around them as well as the person who views them. During the opening week, Kusama placed two signs at the installation. The first sign read “NARCISSUS GARDEN, KUSAMA” while the other said “YOUR NARCISSISM FOR SALE”. While wearing a gold kimono and emphasizing her “otherness” of being an artist from Japan making an entrance into the American art scene she acted as a street peddler and went around selling the balls to anyone willing to buy them for $2. She also distributed flyers with complimentary remarks about her work from Herbert Read, an art critic and co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts  The Biennale officials eventually stepped in and put and end to her “side-business” but the installation remained. 

The recreation of Narcissus Garden via commissions and re-installations in various other places has killed its original intention of criticizing the narcissism that Kusama was addressing in a post-WWII America. While the installation was originally made as an interactive performance between the artist and the viewer, the installation and mirror balls themselves are put into high value and are now regarded as decorations with hefty price tags and worth.

Land of Rods and Screens

Your land is a mirror-black, spiked ball from first appearance, with dizzying plains of LCDirt flickering in their reds, greens, and blues that blend together to form the illusion of pictures. 256 elongated spires, each of varying lengths but of the same width (roughly 1 meter in diameter, but several meters to several tens of kilometers tall) dot the landscape, jutting outward like the spines of a porcupine. These impossibly inflexible poles are the tuning forks of your land, with each one corresponding to at least two others. Your land is a massive puzzle - finding the button that plunges one spire in the ground will usually raise two others, maybe three, sometimes dozens, as well as changing the alignments up and down of various others seemingly randomly.

Your consorts are the Porcupines, little shrouded figures that venerate their poles, with the planet’s hierarchy determined by the poles’s height. Each pole will broadcast parts of an image to the LCDirt around it, and the image will change with the height of the pole - it is these images that the Porcupines take as holy scripture.

Your Denizen is Janus, the god of doors. He remains idle in the core of your land - the only way to access him without cheating is by finding the correct alignment of rods that shoves each and every one of the 256 rods into the ground, piercing Janus’s heart 256 times over and presenting you with the grist hoard. There is no legitimate way to converse with your Denizen, but if you somehow make your way into his chamber before killing him, he will present you with a Solution.

You may take the Solution, if the puzzle of the Land proves too much for your brain to compute, but Janus will ask of a Solution from you, and there are some questions that you can never answer to a Denizen’s satisfaction.


Described by @classpectanon for @jadedresearcher

Spent quite a while learning new techniques for making this one. It was my first time drawing something before doing a 3D component.

Imagine the surface rippling with light, like the waves made by wind in a field of long grass.

Raf Simons spring—summer 1999.

Raf Simons organised his show at the “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie” in Paris on the 3rd of July 1998. The “Kinetic Youth” collection was presented outside, in front of the enormous mirror ball located in La Villette’s Science and Industry museum in Paris. The set refers to the architectural influences in Raf Simons’ life and also to kinetic objects from his youth. Raf Simons used different songs of David Bowie during the whole show. 

The opening part:
The show opened with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and the opening part was inspired by the graphic style of “Bauhaus”;
-Clean lines
-Shirts with white/black contrast (different black pleats in the back and black triangle on the front)
-Black wool pants with on the front one, two or three pleats 

The second part:
A group of very young teenagers wearing white turtleneck shirts with an “R” symbol, stitched on the collar. Their pants were all in different colours; red, petrol, light grey, mint, beige mêlée, marine…The models walked together in a group on the bridge, on one side of the runway leading to the mirror ball, then to the central building and to the bridge on the opposite side of the first one.
-Inspiration: School Memories, for example gymnastic lessons in uniform, repetition.
-Music: “Life on Mars”, David Bowie.

The global idea behind the last two show parts was the inspiration of the “Rubik’s cube” object; order and disorder of colours.

The third part:
Classic ton-sur-ton outfits with merino wool knitted pullovers and classic suits. This time the pleated pants are light grey, beige mêlée, brown and marine.

The fourth part:
The most important material in this part was the coloured leather. Raf Simons showed mixed coloured outfits, like trashed cutted rock t-shirts in yellow and green, with large leather jogging pants and sleeveless tunic jackets. Colours brown, grey, light grey, aubergine, mint, green, red……
-Music: “Heroes”, David Bowie.

The song of the final part: ”Another brick in the Wall” from Pink Floyd. The whole group of ca. 60 boys walked quite fast on the runway, but now in the opposite direction. The order becomes a disorder, as in the song: ”we don’t need no education”. Raf Simons feels inspired by youth culture: on one side they are wearing uniforms, but inside they still feel like HEROES, like unique individuals.