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- n. The use of a crystal or other transparent solid for the purpose of divination.
- n. Divination by a crystal ball.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Divination by means of a crystal or other transparent body, especially a beryl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mode of divining by means of a transparent body, as a precious stone, crystal globe, etc., formerly in high esteem.
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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.
At last, in despair, I gave it up, and turned to the book on crystallomancy.
Hinduism, "Hopkins's" The Religions of India, "a work on crystallomancy, Mr. Lloyd Tuckey's standard work on" Hypnotism and
The form of divination achieved during a trance induced by gazing at a crystal is commonly known as crystal gazing, scrying or crystallomancy.
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.
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.
Other paths of inquiry have led to the practice of, for example, cleromancy, sciomancy, crystallomancy, alphitomancy, and spodomancy, to name only a few.
So one wrote: '_There is neither crystallomancy nor hydromancy, but the magick is in the Seer himself. _'"