10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCAPULIMANCY»
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Sources of Shang History: The Oracle-bone Inscriptions of ...
CHAPTER I Shang Divination Procedures i . i Pyro-Scapulimancy as a Culture
Trait Divining the future by the colorations, cracks, and other features of animal
shoulder blades is a human custom widespread and venerable.1 Historical ...
Naskapi: The Savage Hunters of the Labrador Peninsula
FIGURE 17 Caribou scapulimancy: (A) Burning denoting a hunter's camp and
trail leading to herd of caribou on a lake. (B) Caribou scapulimancy: Omen of
killing a porcupine, at A (Michikatnau). (C) Omen of finding a bear at B, when
Cartographic Encounters: Perspectives on Native American ...
which this kind of divination was practiced. Not surprisingly, therefore, the
ecological and social functions of scapulimancy have become matters for
research and debate. Omar Moore has concluded that its use among the Naskapi
International Dictionary of Historic Places: Asia and Oceania
Possibly the most exciting discovery made at the ancient Shang capital, however,
has been the so-called "dragon bones," now known to have been an integral part
of the ancient divination process known as scapulimancy. The practice of ...
Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda, 1996
Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and ...
An alternative view of divination as a ran- domizing device was postulated by
Omar Moore (1957) in his assessment of the practices of scapulimancy.
Scapulimancy uses an animal scapula, or shoulder blade, which is prepared and
Mariko Namba Walter, Eva Jane Neumann Fridman, 2004
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2, History of ...
(l) SCAPULIMANCY AND MILFOIL LOTS First, as to divination. From the highest
antiquity the Chinese had the conviction that it was possible to foretell the future,
at least in so far as the affairs of princes and States were concerned, ...
Social Zooarchaeology: Humans and Animals in Prehistory
SCAPULIMANCY The earlier discussions of ritual treatment of bones show that
scapulae often have special significance. This value might derive from their use
in divination (scapulimancy), although the archaeological evidence for this ...
The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island
In China, the use of scapulimancy dates to at least 1500 BC and may be related
to the origins of the Chinese writing system. Clearly, since logic tells us there is
no known relationship between the patterns of cracks and future events, it is ...
Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo, 2011
How to Read Signs and Omens in Everyday Life
Thepracticehas become known as “scapulimancy,” or the reading of the scapula.
Central Asia hasalways been a centerof scapulimancy. In Turkey there
werespecialists calledyagrinci who read from the scapulae ofsheep.In Mongolia
Sarvananda Bluestone, Ph.D., 2001
The Bathhouse at Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and ...
Seapuitmanry The practice of scapulimancy, or divination from markings on a
sheep's shoulder blade ... Gerald of Wales records a twelfth-cemury Flemish
community in Wales as practising scapulimancy - apparemly the earliest
William Francis Ryan, 1999
2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCAPULIMANCY»
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Is a Judge of Knowledge Shipwrecked by the Laughter of the Gods?
There are also innumerable other methods people have used to gain 'knowledge'; for example, scapulimancy (predicting the future by reading cracks on heated ... «Philosophy Now, Jan 14»
Sorcery - The Beginners Guide
The oddest of all has to be 'scapulimancy': seeing into the future by means of the cracks in shoulder blades. Spells. Spells can be as short as a single word ... «FemaleFirst.co.uk, Aug 10»