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!
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
– 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
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!
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.
Sprinkle on or around your preferred method of divination (i.e. tarot cards, runestones, pendulum, scrying mirror, crystal ball) to charge it and enhance its power. Alternately, can be used to dust your hands with before performing divination.
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.
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.