Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for Xylomancy

Okay this post is a tad late. Work has been crazy and now I'm sick too. But on to the actual topic since you all don't want to hear about me complaining, lol. So...


What is it?
Xylomancy (sometimes called xylomantia) is the art and practice of divining the past, the present and the future by interpreting omens from twigs, pieces of wood, or fallen tree branches. Sometimes it is even through wood burning.

There is even mention of xylomancy according to a wiki page as a class in Hogwarts (in the movie on a class timetable).

But I had never heard of xylomancy. So I picked it for my x topic because well... it begins with X, that and it's good to find different forms of divination to use. While tarot cards and such are fun (I miss reading them), it's nice to learn about something new. I could even possibly use xylomancy in the one fantasy novel that has a wood fae. It is interesting.

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Do you use divination in your stories?
Ever hear of xylomancy?


DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Hi Dawn. Sorry to hear you're not well. Hope you're on the mend. I like to learn new things and I hadn't heard of this so thanks.

I can find water using a certain kind of stick, so that'd be related to this!


Dawn Embers said...

Denise - Thanks. I hope the cold gets better soon too. Oh the water with stick thing, I've heard of that one before, even read it in stories. Cool.