Excellent Online Oracles
The art of divination can be traced back as far as human
history -- and it's strongly suspected that it existed long before the time
when written records first began. The underlying idea behind divination is
that answers to all of our questions are always available to us through
spirit... the unconscious... our higher selves. All we have to do is ask
the right questions, and the universe will reply. Divination is a process
of utilizing something to obtain this knowledge which is hidden around us
in plain sight. This knowledge can be shared synchronistically, when
events that have no clear cause and effect relationship can nevertheless
"coincidentally" have a profoundly meaningful connection.
So what kind of tools are required for divination? Chances are, everything
you can name has at some time been used by someone as a divination tool.
This includes pendulums, stones, smoke, clouds, tortoise shells, flower
petals, trees, sticks, waves, and weather. Spirit is in everything,
everywhere... and can talk to us when we quiet ourselves enough to listen.
I find it fascinating how most people have favorite divination tools --
whether or not we formally acknowledge them as such. Even people who don't
realize that they're using divination tools consult stock market reports,
chats with best friends, and newspaper horoscopes every day. Some people
are very mindful of the interplay between spirit and their conscious mind,
and are quite proficient at casting their own horoscopes, throwing their
own I-Ching sticks or coins, or reading runes or Tarot cards whenever they
feel a need for guidance.
But what about those days when we need an answer FAST? Some days get so
frantic that it seems there is simply no time to meditate, let alone
utilize our own divination tools.
You'll be glad to know there are some excellent divination tools on the
internet, ready and waiting for you. In this article, I take a look at
four of my personal favorites: The Lotus
Tarot, The Odyssey of
Life Oracle, Oracle of Changes
I-Ching, and The Damanhur
The Lotus Tarot
The Tarot has long been recognized as an excellent tool for
determining what is really happening in one's life, and what kind of events
are likely to unfold if things continue the way they are going. Tarot
reader Alison Day has a beautiful Lotus
Tarot web site that provides fast and easy-to-understand Tarot readings
that contain beautiful images along with interpretations of what the cards
mean in your particular reading. I especially love the underlying
philosophy of this web site, which is so eloquently expressed by Alison
"I believe Tarot is an ancient form of
counselling rather than fortune telling. For me a reading captures the
essence of the moment as experienced by the client, picking up on
influences or lessons from their past and showing possibilities for the
A responsibility comes with the Tarot and the practice of Tarot reading
must be treated with respect and humility. The majority of people consult
the cards in a time of confusion or distress hence the need to deal with
people and their feelings responsibly.
If I was asked what do I hope to provide for each of my clients, I would
answer clarity of mind and boldness of heart. For most of us it is our fear
that causes the most distress, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of
loneliness and so on; the Tarot can bring comfort and
The Odyssey of Life Oracle
I found this delightful oracle quite by chance one day, when
reading the articles written by Lynn Woodland. Lynn has a beautiful web
site, and one of the highlights is definitely her
Odyssey of Life
Oracle. This Oracle is intended to be used a serious tool for personal
and spiritual growth, and contains approximately 80 different messages of
guidance which synchronistically appear in response to your particular
concern. The answers you get here in response to your query may be
anything from suggestions of helpful actions, affirmations, exercises, or
ways to expand your perspective.
"The Oracle works most powerfully when
you hold a serious intention to receive the highest possible guidance. The
power of your intent and the sincerity of your request for guidance are
what activate synchronicity, drawing to you the most appropriate message.
Therefore, the more you bring to the experience, the more you will receive.
Oracle of Changes I-Ching
Click six times to
"throw" six coins over a tranquil pool, and receive poetic words and a
beautiful painting in response to your query. This Oracle of Changes I-Ching was developed
by Visionary Networks, and has been said to provide the Internet's only
mathematically authentic (truly randomized) casting of an I-Ching reading.
The I-Ching is also known as the "Book of Changes", and is widely regarded
as being the world's oldest known book at over 3500 years of age. It was
popularized in the West by the founder of depth psychology, Carl Jung, who
studied its "synchronicity principle" for some 30 years.
The I-Ching has influenced great thinkers such as Confucius, Liebniz (who
invented binary mathematics after studying the binary qualities of the
I-Ching), Albert Einstein, and von Neumann (who invented digital computers
after contemplating the I-Ching's many possible permutations).
One of the reasons I enjoy the I-Ching so much is because I love the way
one answer changes into another, showing a flow from an immediate set of
circumstances into a more distant situation.
This oracle is very poetic, as can be seen by this sample passage I
received when recently asking a question:
"Spring is approaching. Good times ahead seems
inevitable; there is vitality in the air. This is a most auspicious time.
Like a snake emerging from hibernation, negative forces are only just
beginning to stir, and can be effectively controlled. This is a time of
hopeful progress, and must be used to best advantage. When approaching good
fortune, conscientious work pays great dividends. A clear road lies
The Damanhur Synchronic Book
Synchronic Book is a divination system like nothing I have ever
encountered. This system is similar to the others mentioned above in the
sense that the questioner is expected to have a serious query in mind, and
will receive better information based on the attainment of a contemplative
state. What is different about this divination tool is that it requires
one to repeat a phrase of conscious intention three times, and to cast a
die four times in order to receive an answer.
Oberto Airaudi, creator of this online divination system explains:
"The Synchronic Book is connected to an
ancient Magic book, and every time you consult the Synchronic, you actually
consult the original Book. The Synchronic Book itself is an organism
composed of various organs and cells; chapters and single phrases.
The Synchronic never gives firm answers, but indicative ones.
Personal reflection and meditation is required on the response.
Such introspection is assisted by the ritual process - which is not just a
simple way of releasing attention from the tumultuous and mechanical flow
of daily thought, but a way of immersing yourself in the deep river of
Being, which is continuously nourished by all events.
We recommend that you do not use the Synchronic Book for trivial or
unimportant questions. The consultation of the Synchronic demands profound
interests and attitudes."
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