Spirituality

Methods of Divination

Divination: The practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.
Divination spells can be used to find an answer to a question that you have. There are many kinds of divination – from palm reading to oracles and the psychic hotline, divining has been in practice in one form or another at any given time in the entire history of mankind – arguably.

If you are the kind of person who likes to try things out , then divination might just be for you. I have compiled my top 8 techniques, derived from “The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells”, to interpret the divine. These techniques are for you to try and see what happens. Some of us have special gifts, we just need to unwrap them! Enjoy Alphabet Divination, Crossroads Divination, Pendulum Dowsing, Bird Divination, Bibliomancy, Coin Divination, Snail Divination and Wax Scrying. Each method carried out, step by step in this audio – visual guide.

 

 

  • One type of divination spell is the alphabet divination. First, write the letters of the alphabet several times each on individual squares of paper; or you could also use Scrabble blocks. Place the pieces inside a jar. Shake them up and spill the letters onto the floor or table. Look for words to provide answers to your question.

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  • Crossroads divination. The crossroads divination is based on an old Persian tradition. Go to a crossroads or a place where people gather, and just loiter. Hang around discreetly, listening to the words of passers-by. Little one-liners or snippets of conversation. Try to apply them to your situation, considering whether the words are useful or not.

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  • Dactlyomancy. Dactlyomancy involves divination via a suspended ring. Traditionally a wedding ring is used although any ring would be equally suitable. Pluck a few strands of hair and suspend the ring from those hairs. The ring will answer questions from the person whose hair it has suspended from or from anyone that person suggests. Gently begin to swing the ring – ask a yes-or-no question. If the ring begins to move in a clockwise direction, the answer is yes. If the ring begins to move counterclockwise, then the answer is no.

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  • The ancient system of augury is the ancestor of modern bird watching. Augers used to foretell the future by observing birds and their flight. Ancient Romans had a codified and rigid system, designed to decipher messages based on the movement of birds. First, formulate your question. Then scatter birdseed or crumbs onto the ground. Step back and watch the birds partake and depart. If the birds fly off toward the right, your answer is affirmative. If the birds fly toward the left, your response is negative; if the birds scatter and fly all over the place, you lack the
    information needed to make a decision. If the birds reject the food, it doesn’t mean that the oracle didn’t work, it could mean that your question holds more significance and greater implications than you realize. Reconsider the question as well as all possible consequences.

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  • Bibliomancy. Basic a bibliomancy is a way to answer your
    questions by using a book. First, formulate the question and close your eyes. Flip open a chosen book; stick your finger on a word or passage. Read and interpret the answer deriving whatever meaning you see fit.

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  • Coin divination. This is a simple one that most of us have probably used already. If you have a yes-or-no answer, then simply flip a coin. Heads means yes, tails means no. You could just dig any coin out of your pocket for this… Some people like to use a special coin and treat that coin with the same reverence that they would a pack of tarot cards.

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  • The snail spelling divination. If you can find a snail or slug, you can sprinkle ashes or flour on an area of the ground and release the snail or slug into the middle. Let the snail or slug travel as it pleases. As it moves, it will leave a trail behind. When it leaves the circle , look for words or shapes that look like words to resemble the answer that you’re looking for.

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  • Next we have Ceromancy, divination by melted wax. Basic Ceromancy consists of melting wax, possibly in a double boiler if needed – and then gently pour the wax into ice-cold water. The wax will harden upon impact with the water and solidify. Once it is solidified, remove the wax and interpret the shapes as needed. Try some of these divination spells and let me know what you think. These spells and many more like them can be found in The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells.

 

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Spirituality

How to open your third eye: differing perspectives

The third eye has always been a hot topic to those with a curious interest in extra sensory perception. The third eye is mentioned in pop-culture and is also revered in antiquity.
When a person today seeks to find ways to open the third eye, they find a barrage of ideas, tips and techniques from multiple disciplines; each referring to the third eye in their own ways.
The one thing that everyone agrees upon is that the myths and rumors are true. The third eye is a gateway to special human abilities. Such a gateway often comes with warnings and dangers, for good reason. The human psyche is a delicate thing. We are all creatures of habit, and anything which disrupts this mode of habit can cause mental breakdowns. I have seen it happen among good friends of mine and they were never the same again.
If you are strong, curious and determined, then maybe it is time to open your third eye. Almost any of the techniques that you read about or find will be successful in activating and opening your third eye. Try them and have great confidence; what matters is your intent.
I recommend further research if you really do want to open your third eye. Below is a video explaining 5 different methods or techniques for opening you third eye. Below that video are book recommendations for more advanced research. Just click the links to view information about each book. Thanks again for stopping by!

 

Third Eye -Proven Techniques to Increase Intuition ~ on Amazon

Third Eye Awakening – 10 Techniques to Open the Third Eye Chakra ~ on Amazon

Third Eye Awakening for Beginners in 5 Easy Steps ~ on Amazon

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Gardening

Grow your own garden seed

Growing your own garden seed year after year is sustainable, self reliant, satisfying and a big money saver. I was previously spending well over $50 per year just on garden seeds alone, but I am proud to say that I have not purchased seeds for over 10 years now. It took research and years of trial and error to learn how to grow my own garden seeds.

Some seeds are easy to grow, like beans for instance. If you grow beans, you already have next years seed – just let the beans dry on the plant. It’s the same story with corn: Once you have grown corn, all you need to do is to let the ears dry on the plant to get seed for next year. Do not remove the ears until they are dry because the corn kernels are not yet fully formed. Premature removal of any garden seed will cause the seeds to be well, premature. It’s little details like this that one needs to know in order to grow good seed.

Another detail is that you should not use plants that were grown from hybrid seeds. Hybrid plants are a cross between two different varieties. Seed companies cross plants and make them hybrid, so that the offspring will have traits from both parents. Let’s say that on parent is a great producer, and the other parent plant is disease resistant. The hybrid offspring will be a disease resistant, great producer. But that only works for one generation of plants. If you use hybrid plants to make seed, the offspring will have a 50/50 chance of having any combination of traits from the original parents. I have tried this and it does not produce a good crop – at all.

In order to grow your own seed, it’s best to start with heirloom or open pollinated seeds. Heirloom seeds have been reproducing the natural way for hundreds of years and are sustainable for growing your own seed. If you are interested in trying Heirloom seed, just click the highlighted plants in this article to find out more about them on Amazon or you can check out my bonus information page about Heirloom Seeds.

The next rule I use for growing my own seed is that I always try to use no less than twelve plants to grow any one kind of seed. If you use just one or two plants to pollinate each other for seed, the gene pool will not be diverse enough to sustain good quality offspring. In other words, your seeds will become inbred. I have done this and it seems ok at first, but as the years go by, the plants get smaller and weaker until finally they just fail. So always use as many specimens as you can. If you don’t have twelve, just try for more next year and make twelve plants your goal to stay on track as far as genetic health is concerned.

Something else to look out for is cross pollination. Any two plants that are related will cross pollinate, giving you a hybrid seed. Lets take red onions and white onions for example. If a red onion flowers next to a white onion, the offspring will be red, white, pink and will also have some weird results that make me question mother nature. I know because I have tried it. Also, it’s not always as simple as that. Some plants are related that you might not ever suspect. Here is a quick list of a few related plants:

Any one set of the above groups of plants will cross pollinate with each other. On the other hand, you also have plants that are self pollinating. Even though these plants might be related to their neighbors, it won’t matter. Self pollinating plants do not rely on insects or wind and will not cross pollinate unless you force them to cross by hand. Plants like tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas will not cross and it’s ok to grow different varieties in the same space.

Some plants such as corn will produce seeds in the same season, while others take two or three years to produce seeds. Below is a list of links to my quick and easy YouTube tutorial videos on how to grow your own seeds for several different plants. I invite you to check these out if you are curious and would like to learn more about growing your own seeds. Enjoy!

How to Grow Onion Seeds

How to Grow Parsley Seeds

How to Grow Parsnip Seeds

How to Grow Carrot Seeds – Part 1

How to Grow Carrot Seeds – Part 2

How to Grow Beet Seeds – Part 1

How to Grow Beet Seeds – Part 2

How to Grow Cabbage Seeds – Part 1

How to Grow Cabbage Seeds – Part 2

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Survival

Survival: The Go Bag

Whether it’s to prepare for an emergency or to go on a survival trek, the go bag is a great idea for good measure. All of the survival gear in your pack should be light weight and useful, especially if you need to be on the go.

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The survival kit, deconstructed: From top left, moving right. Items highlighted in blue are Amazon affiliate links..

  • First off, a mess kit for cooking and eating
  • A simple lightweight cook pot
  • Lightweight and durable backpack with plenty of pockets
  • Lighters, because they are easy to use and efficient – but they can break, so as a backup, I pack a magnesium fire starting kit. Magnesium fire starters are safe, fail proof, waterproof, and they last a very, very long time
  • A spool of heavy fishing line. There are several ways that this can come in handy: Setting snares and other traps, Fishing, fixing and mending fabric, hanging food to dry, fastening shelter together, etc
  • Next I have a collapsible shovel to help find food, bury excrement or to use as a weapon if need be
  • Small hatchet for chopping wood, and to use as a weapon of course
  • Compass just in case you get disoriented – it could happen?
  • Optional bladder bag backpack. These come in handy for hiking and mountain biking, so that you don’t have to dig your water jug out of a backpack every time you need a drink
  • The classic “Swiss” style army knife utensils – because eating with your hands on the go is messy – unless you pack napkins
  • Pocket sized folding saw and serrated pocket knife. The ability to saw can come in extremely handy if you need to craft something out of wood
  • Last but not least, the Lifestraw. A personal water filter that can clean up to 10,000 gallons of questionable water into perfectly drinkable and dare I say delicious water. This is my #1 top item for preparedness, since dehydration can kill a person faster than most other imminent dangers on the go.

Additional items not pictured:

  • Emergency Foil Mylar Thermal Blankets – These thin and lightweight silver colored blankets can be used to reflect heat away or to retain heat when needed. The reflective surface can be used to signal for help and their waterproof property can help to collect water in a pinch.
  • One roll of medical adhesive tape can cover most medical needs in an emergency situation. If you are looking to pack light then I see no need to carry around a bulky first-aid kit.
  • A four quart canteen will hold enough water for one person to survive for several days without worry of dehydration – given that the minimum water requirements of one adult don’t exceed 1 quart per day.

Keep in mind that most people who find themselves in a dangerous wilderness survival situation were “only going hiking for the day” and end up getting stranded or lost. If you have a lightweight pack like this one, wouldn’t it be worth it to take with you on every hike for safe measure?

To check out some of these items in use and on the go in a survival situation, I welcome you to enjoy my survival video series on YouTube here:

Hank vs Wild – Episode 1

Hank vs Wild – Episode 2

Hank vs Wild – Episode 3

Hank vs Wild – Episode 4

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