Derived from the Greek psycho ('the soul; the mind; the understanding') and manteia ('divination'), it is the art and practice of divining the past, the present and the future with the aid of men's souls, affections, wills, religious or moral dispositions. Also, by questioning spirits, specially the spirits of the departed.
Gibson, in his Complete Illustrated Book of Divination and Prophecy, defines Psychomancy:
"Here, divination depends upon human reactions or emotions and therefore covers a wide range. Broadly, it can be defined as "psychic perception" attained through the astral counterparts of the five physical senses, thus including such factors as clairvoyance, precognition, automatic writing, and coherent messages obtained from an Ouija Board. Since these are often mistaken for spirit communications, psychomancy is sometimes linked with necromancy, or the evoking of the dead."
It could be argued that every type of divination is a form of Psychomancy.
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Sources: (1) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (2) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing; (3) Gibson, Walter B., Complete Illustrated Book of Divination and Prophecy, Independent Publishers Group.
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