Can we see into the future to tell if we are going to be happy or wealthy? What does fate have in store for us? These are the kinds of questions that come up when most people think of divination, making it seem like mere fortune-telling or, worse, just plain superstition. Rather than predicting the future, however, divination provides insight and guidance to help a person create the future. It is a way of contacting part of the human mind that resides in the unconscious, providing greater perspective and access to psychic abilities.
Astrology and Divination is an overview of the history and forms of divination that have existed in human culture around the world since prehistoric times. Delving into the reasoning and psychology of divination, it looks at divination methods including Tarot, astrology, palmistry, and other body readings, the I Ching, and other oracular methods.
- Confronting the Divine
- Divination Games
- The Tarot.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Timeline. Endnotes. Further resources. Glossary. Index.
About the Author(s)
Robert M. Place is an internationally known author and illustrator, whose clear, insightful books have won critical acclaim. He is the designer, illustrator, and coauthor with Rosemary Ellen Guiley of The Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot. He is the designer, illustrator, and author of The Buddha Tarot and The Tarot of the Saints, which was awarded first runner-up in Sideline/Interactive at the 2002 International New Age Trade Show. Place is also the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. In 2004, he won an ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation. He wrote Shamanism for Chelsea House's Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena series.