The Arabic name for geomancy, “‘ilm al-raml,” means “the science of the sand.” In its original form, the geomantic figure was created by making. The Arabic words in the center of the circle; Ilm-al Raml, translates to the Science of the Sands. This broadsheet, a precursor to the book on Geomancy by Kiyan. What the Geomantic Study-Group is for Western geomancy, this group is for Arabic `ilm al-raml (the formal Arabic term for geomancy, literally.

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Already have an account? I have been asked about the differences between khatt al raml and geomancy for a while and so this post has been a long time coming.

The original names of the figures in Middle Eastern geomancy were traditionally given in Arabic, excluding a Persian origin. Often, when drawing marks or figures, geomancers will proceed from right to left as a tradition from geomancy’s Arabic origins, although this is by no means mandatory.

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Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions

In addition to the Geomantic Study-Group on Facebook that I admin, there are a few other groups out there that focus on geomancy. Traditionally, geomancy requires a surface of sand and the hands or a stick, but can be done equally well with a wax al-rraml and stylus or a pen and paper; ritualized objects may or may not be desired for use in divination.

Sign In Sign Up. Earth Divination, Earth Magic. People and objects iml at those places. In Korea, geomancy takes the form of interpreting the topography of the land to determine future events and or the strength of a dynasty or particular family.

While there are 2 3or eight, trigrams, there are 2 6or 64, hexagrams. Thanks to some wonderful modern books like that of John Michael Greergeomancy has begun to rise in popularity. A Case in EthnomathematicsNew York: They took note when several houses shared the same figure; as this figure passes from one house to the next, it generally indicates that the same situation or event affects each of those houses.


Divination History of astrology Geomancy. One of the first discourses on geomancy translated into Latin was the Ars Geomantiae of Hugh of Santalla fl. Like other systems of divination, geomancy has mythological associations.

Because I like using an Arabic transliteration system that uses diacritics for faithful romanization, lim can be a little difficult to read the Arabic names, but the accented letters can be read as follows:. Another method of evaluating a geomantic chart involves taking the total sum of all points from 16 figures within the shield chart. However, as the Reconciler is usually termed an optional figure, 16 combinations of Mother figures can yield a chart where the Mothers, Daughters, Nieces, Witnesses, and Judge are all unique.

After the eight matres and filiae are formed, the four nepotes or Nieces are formed by adding those pairs of figures that rest above the houses of the respective Niece.

Otherwise, the quesited will work things out without need from the querent. Other examples of astrological technique used in geomancy include assigning zodiacal rulerships to the geomantic figures, linking geomantic figures to parts of the body based on zodiacal rulers, and assigning planetary spirits, intelligences, and genii to the figures based on their ruling planets.

If the sum is less than 96, then it will resolve quickly, and in a degree proportional to the difference between 96 and the total. The next four figures, the filiaeor Daughters, are formed by rearranging the lines used in the Mothers: For example, the first “niece” is created by adding the points of the first and second “mothers. A number of dots and lines were marked which gave birth to a set symbols and figures from which a chart was produced.


Further, shamans who use kumalak must be initiated and taught how to perform the rituals of kumalak correctly. In recent times the term has been applied to a wide range of other occult and fringe activities, including Earth mysteries and the introduction of ley lines and Bau-Biologie.

In keeping with the Arabic origin of geomancy, most writers recommend making the dots from right to leftthe direction in which Arabic is written. There are sixteen possible figures consisting of single or pairs of points. Though over the years I have become known as a tarot reader here in the West, I practiced geomancy long before I ever picked up the tarot.

Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions « The Digital Ambler

A natural connection between querent and quesited. The Chinese divination practice of the I Ching has several striking similarities to geomancy. Al-ram, page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I learned a little more about this magical tradition today. Skilled geomancers observe the whole chart, interpreting among other things meanings of the figures based on where they place in the chart, the numerical significance of the total points, and the similarities produced by added figures.

The I,m The next four figures, called the “daughters” or filiaeare created by adding the points of the mothers sideways from right to left. Die Grundlagen der astrologischen Geomantie: So what is geomancy?