The Fortune Telling Directory
Divination Techniques to Unlock Your Fortune
by Isabella Drayson
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 27 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 02 Jun 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Chartwell Books, Chartwell Books
The ancient sages were fascinated by the patterns in nature, which they believed to be manifestations of the divine. They noticed things like the ripples on water, the flight patterns of birds, the lines on a tortoise’s shell, or the way leaves fell on the ground. All of these natural patterns spoke a secret language to them, revealing the truth of the past, present, and future. Over thousands of years, this symbolic imagery has been used to create many fortune-telling methods.
With easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Fortune Telling Directory takes the mystery out of the tools of divination and details the use of the following 13 fortune-telling methods:Tarot ReadingPalmistryNumerologyPendulum DowsingRunesTea Leaf ReadingThe I ChingThe Coin MethodChinese Love SignsCrystalsGeomancyScryingCeromancy No matter which avenue you choose to seek your fortune in, this practical guide will help you to unlock the secret messages they hold and to create for yourself and others a happy and positive future.
Originally published in 2014 as The Secret Language of Fortune Telling.
The Spiritual Directories series offers concise handbooks on a variety of spiritual and new age subjects. Written by experts in their fields in easy-to-understand language and beautifully presented in a visually driven format, the directories are essential guides for beginners. With practical and simple step-by-step instructions, you’ll discover how to interpret the secret languages of the universe to create a happy and positive future for yourself and others.
Other titles in this series: Astrology Directory, Chakra Directory, Crystal Directory, Spirit Animal Directory, Tarot Directory.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 12 members
The Fortune Telling Dictionary is like every divination fan’s dream as a first encounter on the subject. The book covers so many types of divination, so this is a perfect reference book for later use, as well as getting that basic information on things such as tarot cards, palmistry, numerology, runes, I Ching, crystals, pendulums, tea leafs, geomancy, scrying and ceromancy. In the beginning you have an introduction to what fortune telling is, and where it comes from. It gives some history and facts to the different types of divination, and it has a very nice introduction to each subject. I absolutely loved the tarot section as I’m on my never-ending journey to learning how to read tarot, and it gave a very nice cool look at the symbolism and how that symbolism transfers to each arcana. I think the only thing I want to point out is that the overall look inside the book was a bit whimsical, and as a graphic designer with a lot of care in layout design, I would have loved to see this book in a more mystical design. But, the information feels good, the language is easy, and it has lots of references that you can fact-check and continue reading on! I will definitely try out some of the spreads for tarots, and I am definitely going to share some of the fun numerology “tests” with some friends!
This is an excellent overview of many divination methods.. It's perfect for deciding what method or methods spark an interest. I especially enjoyed seeing both Easter and Western methods in the book. The only way to improve this would be to include some books and/or links for a more in depth look. There are too many places out there to get misleading and wrong information.
The book covers the various types of divination and is an ideal book to have as a reference point as one develops the art of fortune telling. It also provides basic information on tarot cards, palmistry, numerology, runes, I Ching, crystals, pendulums, tea leafs, geomancy, scrying and ceromancy. I knew some of these concepts and there were others that were new to me. The author also provides an introduction to what fortune telling is, its origin and history as well as the facts regarding the different types of divination, and it has a very appealing summary of each method of fortune telling. Thank you to Netgalley, the author and publisher for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is a great resource for anyone interested in divination. It covers so many topics in great detail. Definitely a must have!
This is a great book for anyone who is curious about divination. It details several that will give an idea of which you want to explore. I like that it included a few the new or casual reader might not have heard of. It gives enough information to let you get started with practice as well as leaving room for personal exploration. There are easy to understand instructions as well as illustrations that help make this perfect for beginners.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Brought me back to my younger years! This was an outstanding reference book for all things "fortune telling". It was visually pleasing, with a lot of illustrations and photos. Packed full of facts and information. I especially enjoyed the "Tarot" section. You also get sections dedicated to runes, crystals, palmistry, numerology, tea leafs, scrying and several more! This reminded me a lot of a book I had as a young teenager. I can see this being a very welcome gift for someone who is interested in the occult and fortune telling. 🔮 **ARC Via NetGalley**
Nice concise exploration of various divination techniques. Contains well designed clear layout and some simplified instructions to get you started. This book would make a lovely gift to the aspiring mystic in your life. * suitable for teens *eArc provided by the publisher and NetGalley
For anyone who is interested in the art of divination, this book explores many of the methods in which people have practiced the art of fortune telling throughout history to the present. The book is very easy to read, and has many illustrations that are quite helpful in explaining each of the methods of fortune telling and the historical background for each divination technique. This book also discusses technique and how to better understand the interpretation of the answers one has received from their intent. The book is a quick read, but it is such that the reader will want to go back to the contents of the book to discover more information in its pages. I found the book to be quite informative and helpful.