Fortune telling, as defined by Baker in the Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, is the process of determining the knowledge of a deity, leading to clarification, decision, and discernment of the future. Two forms of divination have developed, one through inductive manipulation of natural human phenomena and the other through the intuitive form of inner revelation. Divinus (divine, inspired by a God) refers to predictions or prophecies.
It is associated with and correlated with the occult and involves divination (or fortune telling, as it was formerly called). It involves the inductive manipulation of natural human phenomena through the intuitive form of inner revelation. There are many different forms of divination, such as astrology and astral projection. Since ancient times, people have used prophecy to gain knowledge of the future, to earn money and for other purposes, such as the protection of property and property rights.
Today, we know that many of the methods used in fortune telling, such as looking at a crystal ball or reading tarot cards, are not supported by any scientific evidence. This practice, however, continues to this day, with some claiming that supernatural insights are read in the form of visions, dreams, visions of angels and other supernatural phenomena. This helps to make connections and make decisions about what to read, by showing you where you are and what you might think.
This does not mean that you want to put the farm on a sugar cane future based on today’s horoscope values, but divination can be a tool for guidance and self-discovery. Like the ancient Greeks, we are all looking for orientation and answers to life’s questions, but the reasons for this are different.
In the earliest stages of civilization, people used various divination tools to communicate with the supernatural when seeking help in their public and private lives. Fortune telling was most commonly used as a means of predicting the future and sometimes the past. The primary practice of ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians and other ancient civilizations was the application of astrology, astrological calculations and astrologers, as well as the exploration of the natural world.
There were fortune tellers who were specially trained and used various methods to predict the future. Such persons were often referred to as goddesses, who in past and present cultures often belonged to a special class of priests or priestesses. It is possible to distinguish between a practitioner who uses external means to guess the future and a person who perceives a future simply through his or her own consciousness.
What makes one different from the other is that fortune-telling tries to predict future events, while magic also claims to influence or change them, for better or for worse. Predicting the future by technical means is very similar to magic, but the boundaries are sometimes blurred. Fortune telling is the process of obtaining information about the past, present and future that is related to a particular event, such as birth, marriage or death of a person.
In inspiring natural fortune-telling, the agent is ostensibly a spirit or god who enables the fortune-teller to see the future and pronounce an oracle that embodies what he sees. From the theological point of view, it is assumed that the devil has great natural powers, and by triggering jealousy of man and hatred of God, he tries to diminish God’s glory, to bring man to ruin, or at least to hurt him physically or spiritually. Artificial divination is based on interpreting certain signs called omens as signs of good or bad events, such as the arrival of the sun, moon or stars.
Divination is not, as we have seen, predicting what arises out of the necessity of the general event, but rather, not predicting what God has revealed or what can be discovered through human effort. It is an usurpation of the knowledge of the future which has been attained by insufficient or inadequate means, and this knowledge is subject to the prerogative of Divinity. It is thus said that divination usurps divine usurpers and usurps God’s divine power.
In human culture it is widely believed that we have had, and do have, supernatural insights into what will unfold in the mortal realm. The ability to gain such supernatural insights was appreciated by all people, probably before and since the beginning of written history.
Wikipedia defines fortune telling as “the practice of searching for knowledge about the future and the unknown by supernatural means”. Fortune telling can be divided into three main categories: hidden events, supernatural insights, and supernatural knowledge. Divine is a venerable tradition that requires skill, patience and trust to become competent. Some people choose to become disciples of these tools and dedicate countless years to the path of mastery.
The traditional form of practice involves a fortune-teller witch who consults the mind and then gives answers by divination. The basic idea behind fortune telling is that we seek more knowledge of our destiny by thinking about the past. Divinity, however, is a determination of symbols and wisdom that the user is to interpret and then apply to his life.