A form of divination which was immensely popular throughout Europe and Africa for centuries, but is little used these days is Geomancy. Practiced and utilized by all social classes, Geomancy was consulted for its clarity as well as it being so flexible in how one can undertake a reading. Stones, the dirt, dice, coins and even beans were used to cast for 16 unique figures, each with its own idiosyncratic meaning. In an effort to spread the glory of this now somewhat forgotten art, is the Cunning Geomancer Dr. Alexander Cummins!
Dr. Alexander Cummins is a practicing as well as Consulting Magician– truly a Cunning Man of the 21st Century. He most recently published The Art of Cyprian’s Mirror of Four Kings: An Early Modern Experiment of Cyprianic Conjuration, a short but extremely illuminating guidebook. He is co-host of a Magic Podcast Radio Free Golgotha with Jesse Hathaway Diaz, and also a founder of one of the only Facebook groups worth Joining – Folk Necromancy. His online courses are beyond exceptional. To Subscribe to his newsletter and see what the good Doctor is up to, have a click on the pic!
BEHOLD! THE 16 GEOMANTIC FIGURES!
BEHOLD! THE GEOMANTIC SHIELD CHART!
(Save it – Print it – Use it!)
This is the Real Deal, here. Dr. Cummins’ GEOMANCY FOUNDATION COURSE. If you wish to get a firm grasp on how to use the Oracle that is Geomancy, accept no substitute.
GEOMANCY FOUNDATION COURSE SERIES
- Rediscovering Geomancy: An Oracle of the Elements and the Planets – This is by far the best introductory course on Geomancy that one can find, put out by our esteemed guest for this episode
- Geomancy Foundation Course Series: A five-part course series teaching the practical fundamentals of divination by European Renaissance Geomancy. You’ve already been introduced and are ready for the Foundations- This is what you need!
- An Earthly Garden: Towards a Geomancy Bibliography– Dr. Al has pretty much done all the work and put together the best reading list for Geomancy
- By Points of the Earth: Further Towards a Geomancy Bibliography– An absolute Treasure! Dr. Al has provided scans of Early Modern texts on Geomancy!
- Circling ways in Geomancy– To get a peek at how Dr. Al uses Geomancy and his Magical practice
- Why Geomancy? – To put a dashing face to the dashing voice, Dr. Al answers Why he loves Geomancy
- Ilm al-raml In Islamic And Arabic Culture
- History of Geomancy: A Long Time Ago
- Medieval Geomancy: Step-by-Step– A website well worth visiting. If you’re wondering what those weird names in boxes (houses) of the shield chart above are- this will set that right
- John Heydon
- Robert Fludd
- The Chain of Saint Michael
- Another Geomancer of note is friend of the Podcast Sam Block! Sam has some Amazing Posts regarding this austere form of divination. This is a Geomantic Goldmine!
- Georatio – A wonderful little Geomantic calculator which can be quite helpful. Play with it a bit! Just fantastic