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Author Topic: Divination in Hellenic Polytheism  (Read 10066 times)
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« Reply #8: April 11, 2007, 11:23:29 am »

Stock paragraph:  Things have been a bit quiet, so I thought I'd see if I could summarize what's been said in some of these threads.  I feel like in some places we kind of just let things trail off mid-thought, so I'm hoping this might help pick back up and get going again.

Divination.  What's been suggested so far:

1.  Somewhat traditional methods possibly workable in a modern context would be divination-oriented trancework (in place of oracular consultation), bird watching, and low-magic forms of divination like casting knucklebones.  However...

2.  ..."Divination" should perhaps take whatever form the practitioner is comfortable with or has some ability to work.  Actual accuracy may be more important than historical accuracy.  We may need to tinker slightly with them to make them fit in a Hellenic worldview, though.

Anything to add yet?

Questions:

1.  What sort of "tinkering" would we need to do, in a general sense, to make modern forms of divination fit into a Hellenic worldview?

2.  In what context is it appropriate/recommended to use divination at all, from a Hellenic POV?
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