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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Sikidy and other forms of African divination also follow techniques that have remained virtually unchanged. December 12, By polyphanes in geomancy Tags: If there are an even number of points, two points are put down; if there is an odd number of points, one point is put down. Sistani has to say about the whole concept would be really appreciated.

Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions

It can also involve a mouse la-raml the agent of the earth spirit. Shakespeare and Ben Jonson were also known to use geomancy for comic relief.

Respect that, study the differences, and experiment accordingly. It was one of the most popular forms of divination throughout Africa and Europe, particularly during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Some questions require more than two significators, such as in a query involving several primary factors e. In order to evaluate how quickly the queried situation would resolve, Pietro d’Abano suggested that the total sum illm compared to the sum of all points in the sixteen geomantic figureswhich is These four figures are drawn next to the mothers, continuing horizontally from right to left: The next four figures, the filiaeor Daughters, are formed by rearranging the lines used in the Mothers: The Daughters The next four figures, called the “daughters” or filiaeare created by adding the points of the mothers sideways from right to left.

Indeed, I didn’t start working with the tarot until my teenage years where I was trained in geomancy from a very young age.


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. Experience and study of both systems will show the diligent geomancer what can be brought over with no effort, what must be adapted from one system to the other, and what is unique and proper to one system and not the other.

The influences in the querent’s life at the time of the reading. Ak-raml a new account. The Oracle of Geomancy. In this step, the geomancer draws sixteen lines of points, from right to left, while concentrating on the question he or she wants answered. It is theorized [ by whom?

Newer Post Older Post Home. Another method of evaluating a geomantic chart involves taking the total al-rakl of all points from 16 figures within the shield chart.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Please help by editing the article to make improvements to the overall structure. The Art and Practice of Geomancy. The sixteen combinations of Mothers, in order from the First to the Fourth Mother, are.

The quesited’s significator is identified based upon the focus of the query: Because I like using an Arabic transliteration system that uses diacritics for faithful romanization, it can be a little difficult to read the Arabic names, but the accented letters can be read as follows:.

Kumalak is a type of geomancy practiced in KazakhstanTuvaand other parts of Central Asia. This article is about the African and European divination technique. Confessing to knowing a divinatory art, he explained that pre-Islamic prophets knew geomancy, and that by learning geomancy, one may “know all that the prophet knew”. The original names of the figures in Middle Eastern geomancy were traditionally given in Arabic, excluding a Persian origin.

No effort should be made to count the points as they are made, although the geomancer is usually advised to make at least twelve.

Each figure has a name and a set of attributes or qualities. Die Grundlagen der astrologischen Geomantie: Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at The Nieces The next four figures, sometimes called the “nieces” or neptes are created by adding together the points in pairs of two figures above.


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Situations and factors caused by external sources. Some treatises advise the geomancer to pray before casting the points. Probably the most common and canonical one is the dairah-e-abdah, which uses a kind of binary ordering, as seen in the following diagram to be read from right to left: October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Otherwise, the quesited will work things al–raml without need from the querent.

One division of the shield chart for interpretation involves triplets of the figures called triplicities. Family, partners, and housemates of the querent.

Ilm ul- Ramal: Islamic Geomancy from Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Qadiri’s Shama i-Shabastan

Columbia University Press, Though I am highlighting some of the differences between the two arts and while khatt al raml is the parent of geomancy, I am not making claims of superiority or that one is better than the other.

By GoswamiSaturday at The casting of the points is the critical process in geomancy; if the geomancer does not cast the points correctly, the tableau will be invalid.

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Throughout the evolution and migration of geomancy, various tales and plays incorporated aspects of the art into their stories. 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.

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. The Arabic tradition consists of sketching sixteen random lines of dots in sand.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From the four nepotesthe two testes or Witnesses are formed in the same manner as the nepotes: