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fortunetelling [fawr-chuh n-tel-ing]

1. the act or practice of predicting the future.

divination [div-uh-ney-shuh n]

1. the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
2. augury; prophecy: The divination of the high priest was fulfilled.
3. perception by intuition; instinctive foresight. 

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To simplify matters, here’s a quotation from Wikipedia

“If a distinction is to be made between divination and fortune-telling, divination has a formal or ritual and often social character, usually in a religious context; while fortune-telling is a more everyday practice for personal purposes. Particular divination methods vary by culture and religion.”

More on Wikipedia. Later.


There’s so many different directions and aspects i can research on. 

What i have in mind
– historical aspects
– different kinds of divination
– the visuals
– how people interpret different visuals and words
– people’s beliefs and disbelievers

I think i will end up adding more to the list as research goes on.



please vote!
much appreciated!