crystallomancy love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mode of divining by means of a transparent body, as a precious stone, crystal globe, etc., formerly in high esteem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Divination by means of a crystal or other transparent body, especially a beryl.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The use of a crystal or other transparent solid for the purpose of divination.
  • noun Divination by a crystal ball.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Wonderful World of Scrying -- Also called crystallomancy, scrying is a technique used by seers, psychics, and sorcerers, using crystals and gemstones in the divination of one's past, present and future.

    About.com Paranormal Phenomena

  • At last, in despair, I gave it up, and turned to the book on crystallomancy.

    The Gloved Hand

  • Hinduism, "Hopkins's" The Religions of India, "a work on crystallomancy, Mr. Lloyd Tuckey's standard work on" Hypnotism and

    The Gloved Hand

  • The form of divination achieved during a trance induced by gazing at a crystal is commonly known as crystal gazing, scrying or crystallomancy.

    The Daily News - News

  • Other sets of synonyms include, in addition to the aforementioned haruspicy and haruspication: caloptromancy and enoptromancy; spodomancy and tephramancy (or tephromancy); alectryomancy and alectoromancy; astromancy and sideromancy; crystallomancy and gastromancy; hieromancy and hieroscopy; necromancy and sciomancy; ornithomancy and orniscopy; and scapulimancy and omoplatoscopy.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2

  • The other side of the coin is represented by gastromancy, which is not only a synonym for crystallomancy but also the term for divination by ventriloquism.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2

  • Other paths of inquiry have led to the practice of, for example, cleromancy, sciomancy, crystallomancy, alphitomancy, and spodomancy, to name only a few.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2

  • So one wrote: '_There is neither crystallomancy nor hydromancy, but the magick is in the Seer himself. _'"

    The Thing from the Lake

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  • bare beryl

    August 24, 2009