People often want to know what happened in ancient times and this can even include things like divination. Maybe you are someone that loves things about the psychic world, and you want to know what kind of spiritual things the older people did. You might look to the past and the future for evidence that divination was important. Once you are able to understand omens, you will be able to know what the world and the future has for you.
There are many books and other things that talks about divination, and they call it an art. This is because in ancient times, people would use it for readings such as reading objects, calendars, drawings and more. Some would even read the grains in a coffee cup.
The desire to know the universe better was something that even was important in ancient times. Writers all over the world talked about the secrets behind understanding the spiritual world and divinatory practices. How magic and abilities were beyond what we ever imagined.
Reading Tea Leaves
Reading tea leaves is one thing that people would often do. The tea leaves that are left at the bottom of the tea could be read in different ways. Some might see a figure with them and know that obstacles were coming.
Using Sand for Divination
Another thing that people would read is sand. There could be shapes in the sand or rocks or shells that were read to understand what was going to happen. Muslims would often read the layers of the sand and find out their energies.
When the sand is put in different parts of the world such as deserts and beaches, the aura of the earth is changed, and this can bring divination. You have to understand geometric figures when you do these kinds of readings, and this can be compared with I Ching energies.
Tarot cards have been around for years and there are thousands of different decks that have been created over the times. It is important that the reader is able to understand what the cards mean and be able to read them.
The tarot reading or the cartomancy is specific for the cards and there has to be a connection with the universe.
Another method, one of the oldest, is scrying or reading crystal balls. This was done even without crystal balls and would be read by the reflection on the water. People even from ancient Egyptian times would use this with ink and they would put oil in bowls and read the reflection from that.
The Greeks would find metal and mirrors and they would see what the reflection said to them while the Aztecs would read reflections in stones like obsidian. Scrying only came to crystal ball readings as time went on and the powers of crystals became more known in reading the future.
People that were here before the pre-Hispanic times would use corn as a way to understand and read things. They would use the corn to count days and to find out when the crops would grow. The grains would help them to predict what was going to happen.
Sometimes due to custom, they would throw the grain into water or onto a white canvas and then they would translate it based on if it sank or if it would float. The corn would come in different colors, and it was important for the American Indians to have this tool of divination to understand their future.