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By Patrick, Dr Curry

Divination is any ritual and its linked culture played so one can ask a more-than-human intelligence for assistance. A common human perform, it has obtained strangely little educational cognizance. This interdisciplinary assortment by means of prime students within the box is devoted to interesting new insights into divination and oracles bobbing up from fresh paintings in anthropology, non secular reports, historical past and classical studies.

Central significance is given to the sensible and theoretical views of diviners in addition to students of divination; numerous members are either. This publication explores philosophical matters similar to the character of divinatory intelligence, the connection among divinatory and metaphorical fact, the primacy of ontology over epistemology, the significance of reflexivity in scholarly experiences of divination, and astrology because the critical Western type of divination. The ethnographic and old examples diversity from modern Nigeria, city Cuba, Mayan Guatemala and the shamanic cultures of the circumpolar Arctic to classical Greece and historical Judea.

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