alright I’m going to explain some of the things I’ve learned about divination via stichomancy.
1)divination is more a form of communicating with whatever is in the area rather than manifesting true answers from nothing. I use divination(even tarot) to communicate with whatever is wandering through an area(like when I am at a friends house or at work). I’m starting to wonder if the other side is geographically mapped over the physical plane. you can communicate with different beings even if you only move like 20 or so feet.
2)if you are having completely negative and contradictory readings on something try going over to a friends house to do the reading. you can also go to a church(just use your cell phone) if you want some spirits to communicate that are usually completely benevolent. nursing homes(like the one I work at) tend to have some of their former residents roaming around and I’m guessing the same is true for hospitals.
- Not every thing on the astral plane wants to talk to you, but they seem to have no choice in the matter when you use divination. the best way to avoid a lot of confusion is having a yes or no method of doing divination and ask if it’s ok to talk before you pester it with your questions. if it doesn’t want to talk it’s going to get really pissed really fast. most spirits lack the juice to do anything about it, other than some general feeling of anxiety, but I have received minor injuries shortly after doing communicating with something that doesn’t want to talk. usually by some random accident. i actually had one where I slammed my hand in the door, and then hit my elbow on the screen door as I fell. I laughed it off, but the message clear enough.
4)not everything that wants to talk really wants to talk about what you’re asking. sometimes it’s just better to wait until you find a couple good spirits rather than just trying to gleam information from them.
5)Almost all spirits regardless of their status can answer most questions information seems to flow more freely on their side which brings me to my next post.
6)all spirits are naturally telepathic, most of the time I just ask the question mentally and still get a clear and coherent answer to the question. if you ask your question out loud usually, switch to just asking them in your mind, and more than likely it will be just as relevant to the question.
- the best practice for divination is A) do it during evocation or B)leave offerings after divination is done(a practice I’m trying to get into) so long as the information was relevant and accurate. this will make them more likely to actually want to help you(even the ones that have told you to fuck off before). after all, everyone likes to eat.