Divination Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“From now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'Die, Ron, Die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling
“That's what they should teach us here. How girls' brains work… It would be more useful than divination, anyway…”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling
“Right, you've got a crooked sort of cross..." He consulted Unfogging the Future. "That means you're going to have 'trials and suffering' — sorry about that — but there's a thing that could be the sun... hang on... that means 'great happiness'... so you're going to suffer but be very happy..."

"You need your Inner Eye tested, if you ask me," said Ron, and they both had to stifle their laughs as Professor Trelawney gazed in their direction.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling
“The inner eye does not see upon command.”
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling
“Yeah,” said Harry. “No more pretending we care what happens when Jupiter and Uranus get too friendly . . .”
“And from now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell die, Ron, die — I’m just chucking them in the bin where they belong.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

G.I. Gurdjieff
“Multiple experiments with spirit contact transmitted the name Matthew Edward Hall on several occasions. I predict this to be a very important future individual in humanities development. Possibly the second embodiment of Christ on Earth.”
G.I. Gurdjieff, Gurdjieff's Early Talks 1914-1931: In Moscow, St. Petersburg, Essentuki, Tiflis, Constantinople, Berlin, Paris, London, Fontainebleau, New York, and Chicago

J.K. Rowling
“I've got two Neptunes here," said Harry after a while, frowning down at his piece of parchment, "that can't be right, can it?"
"Aaaaah," said Ron, imitating Professor Trelawney's mystical whisper, "when two Neptunes appear in the sky, it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry..."
Seamus and Dean, who were working nearby, sniggered loudly, though not loud enough to mask the excited squeals from Lavender Brown— "Oh Professor, look! I think I might've gotten an unaspected planet! Oooh, which one's that, Professor?"
"It is Uranus, my dear," said Professor Trelawney, peering down at the chart.
"Can I get a look at Uranus too, Lavender?" said Ron.”
J.K Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Theresa Cheung
“Divination is the quest to understand more about the past, present, and future. In other words, Tarot readings are an attempt to understand ourselves better and discover how we might live better in the future.”
Theresa Francis-Cheung, Teen Tarot: What the Cards Reveal About You and Your Future

J.K. Rowling
“Divination is turning out to be much more trouble than I could have foreseen, never having studied the subject myself.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Sasha Graham
“Books are like Tarot decks. They provide answers and guidance but more importantly, they are doorways and portals to the otherworld and the imagination. They leave their imprint and keep whispering to us long after we close the pages or shuffle the deck.”
Sasha Graham, Tarot Fundamentals

Michelle Lovric
“When the waiter brought the cheese-board, there was a large carrot carved in the shape of a mermaid sitting between the Dolcelatte and the Pecorino. Teo could have sworn that the carrot-mermaid flexed her tail and plunged her little hand inside a smelly Gorgonzola. 'Tyromancy, ye know,' remarked the mermaid. 'The Ancient Art of Divination by Cheese.' Then she pulled her tiny hand out and inspected the green cheese-mold on her tiny fingers. 'Lackaday!' she moaned. 'Stinking! It goes poorly for Venice and Teodora, it do!”
Michelle Lovric, The Undrowned Child

Ruth Ware
“The people who came to her booth were seeking meaning and control - but they were looking in the wrong place. When they gave themselves over to superstition, they were giving up on shaping their own destiny.”
Ruth Ware

Melissa Cynova
“There is no one way. The is no one path. There is you, your cards, and your gift. That’s it. Read a lot. Watch other readers. Practice on your friends (and tell them that you’re practicing). You can figure out your style with some research and time. No worries. Remember, this is supposed to be fun. In tarot readings (and in all other things), please stop comparing yourself to other people. Compare yourself to yourself.”
Melissa Cynova, Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot

Melissa Cynova
“Most of the time there aren’t as many fireworks. I lay down the cards, and they talk to me. I see the Tower and know that it was necessary, and I see the dust settling and what the path ahead looks like (usually dusty). I throw down the Seven of Wands and feel my client bristling with protective energy. I can hear the celebration in the Four of Wands, or see the connective energy in the Three of Cups. My cards come alive for me. That’s the best way I can describe it.”
Melissa Cynova, Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot

Melissa Cynova
“How do you know I’m not making it up? You don’t. Things work because you believe in them. Call it faith or will or coincidence or whatever. If you believe it will help to light a candle and ask the universe to help you understand the mystery and meaning of the Hierophant, then it will. Don’t spend a bunch of money on learning how to get to know your cards. Just do it. Say hi to them and get to work.”
Melissa Cynova, Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot

Sasha Graham
“The Empress surrounds you at all times. She feeds the soul with her brilliance and beauty of the night sky. Mountain landscapes, rolling hills, and ocean waves rise like the curve of her hips. Her breath is the warm air of summer, her cool palms are the willow tree's shade. She is the peace of mind of a walking meditation. The Empress fills you with the entirety of the world's beauty if you let her in. She shows you in no uncertain terms, that you are never, ever alone. You are part and parcel of the glistening, pulsating world of energetic and beautific connection. You are her and she is you. She is everything and everything is you.”
Sasha Graham, Llewellyn's Complete Book of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot: A Journey Through the History, Meaning, and Use of the World's Most Famous Deck

Sasha Graham
“Our work is to integrate and eventually transcend darkness and light altogether by holding them equally in a state of interconnection.”
Sasha Graham, Dark Wood Tarot

Ana Claudia Antunes
“What's the difference between rain and grain? Only a g, though they both grow in the land, and they don't land but fall. What a difference a g makes!”
Ana Claudia Antunes

Gwendolyn Womack
“Always remember the answers come not from the rock, the teacup, the shell, or the cards. The answers come from you.”
Gwendolyn Womack, The Fortune Teller

Jennifer Sodini
“Nothing lasts, but nothing is lost. Seek the lesson, and you will find yourself.”
Jennifer Sodini, Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

Jennifer Sodini
“When love is expressed in life and imbued into every great work, the potential for evolution expands exponentially.”
Jennifer Sodini, Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

Michael Hubbard MacKay
“Joseph Smith was not concerned about how divination and money digging would impact his social, political, and religious reputation. His teenage years were not formed in an environment where magic was the primary influence upon him or others...but at the same time, it was not uncommon for people to take interest in the supernatural. Other religious leaders who were at one time interested in the folklore of magic generally did not have to justify their curiosity....

...[R]esearch has shown that between 1810 and 1840 there was an apparent increase in the use of both seer stones and divining rods to find buried treasure in the American northwest frontier.

Searching for buried treasure was usually done with a divining rod, in a similar fashion similar to searching for subterranean water but in this case involving the use of seer stones. ... The supernatural element was important to money digging, and modern historians studying the use of seer stones in the Book of Mormon translation process often look at Joseph's money-digging days for answers or clues to understand the translation process better.

The decision to make this comparison, though, is structured around a division: the idea that money digging was a nonreligious endeavor, while the translation of the Book of Mormon was decidedly religious in nature. However, these are labels imposed by the modern perspective, and they ignore that both treasure seeking and translating were likely perceived by Joseph's early converts as supernatural events. Early believers did not necessarily struggle with the fusion of Joseph the treasure seeker and Joseph the translator, even if future Church members would.”
Michael Hubbard MacKay

Gwendolyn Womack
“To divine is to imagine the world rightly, to see past the illusion that we are separate from the entire fabric of reality.”
Gwendolyn Womack, The Fortune Teller

Gwendolyn Womack
“Divination is a mirror, reflecting what is here and here,” Kezia would tell her, pointing to Nettie’s heart and head. Nettie nodded like a solemn student.

“Whatever the cards show you, always trust the words that well inside you. The truth is waiting to be heard. Never doubt it.”
Gwendolyn Womack, The Fortune Teller

Paul    Lynch
“Writing is following the sky of your mind. Who knows from where the winds blow. Or perhaps we are diviners. You cannot see the spring beneath but suddenly there is a twitch in the stick.”
Paul Lynch

Lois McMaster Bujold
“[T]he route of a pilgrimage should serve its spiritual goal. Which may be simple or manifold, but which will partake of at least one of five aims: service, supplication, gratitude, divination, and atonement.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, Paladin of Souls

Laurence Galian
“It is well known in physics that when one compresses the mass of an object its potential energy increases exponentially. Coal is an example of such compression; nuclear fission another. There are several techniques in Qabalah for 'compressing' a text of scripture to 'increase' its 'power.' A book called the Cifri Ali is said to one of the books used by the Bektashis. It is a book revealed to Ali ('Alaihi Assalam) and secretly handed down to his descendants. Learned Şehy's are supposed to have learned from it and therefore to be able to practice divination.”
Laurence Galian, The Sun At Midnight: The Revealed Mysteries Of The Ahlul Bayt Sufis

Erich Fromm
“Effort in the Calvinist doctrine had still another psychological meaning. The fact that one did not tire in that unceasing effort and that one succeeded in one's moral as well as one's secular work was a more or less distinct sign of being one of the chosen ones. The irrationality of such compulsive effort is that the activity is not meant to create a desired end but serves to indicate whether or not something will occur which has been determined beforehand, independent of one's own activity or control. This mechanism is a well-known feature of compulsive neurotics. Such persons when afraid of the outcome of an important undertaking may, while awaiting an answer, count the windows of houses or trees on the street. If the number is even, a person feels that things will be alright; if it is uneven, it is a sign that he will fail. Frequently this doubt does not refer to a specific instance but to a person's whole life, and the compulsion to look for "signs" will pervade it accordingly. Often the connection between counting stones, playing solitaire, gambling, and so on, and anxiety and doubt, is not conscious. A person may play solitaire out of a vague feeling of restlessness and only an analysis might uncover the hidden function of his activity: to reveal the future.

In Calvinism this meaning of effort was part of the religious doctrine. Originally it referred essentially to moral effort, but later on the emphasis was more and more on effort in one's occupation and on the results of this effort; that is, success or failure in business. Success became the sign of God's grace; failure, the sign of damnation.”
Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom

Charbel Tadros
“Divination is not seeing the future; it's looking at the present from a different perspective and seeing connections that were otherwise invisible.”
Charbel Tadros

Sasha Graham
“Once upon a time, tarot reading was about discovering what your future held. These days tarot helps you craft exactly the future you desire.”
Sasha Graham, The Magic of Tarot: Your Guide to Intuitive Readings, Rituals, and Spells

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