Divination with Chopped Herbs
Fresh finely chopped herbs can
also be used as a medium for creating symbols or whole pictures to answer
questions. Scattering herbs is another traditional method of divination and has
the advantage of creating a three dimensional moving picture that can be easily
rearranged by shaking, much like a kaleidoscope image. It is like taking a dream
image, and being able to hold it and study possible interpretations.
The four true divinatory herbs
are parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. You can mix these divinatory herbs to
create a herb picture. However, any fresh or dried herbs of the kind sold in
jars can be used, as long as the individual leaves are solid and separate,
rather than powdery.
Dried rosemary, parsley and
chives are especially. Effective for herb pictures since each grain is
To use this technique:
Find some firm white or cream
paper with a rough surface, about 30cm (1foot) square. Think of a question, an
issue or a person who is occupying your thoughts, or let you mind roam freely so
that your conscious automatically focuses on the area of concern, which may be
very different from that expressed in a conscious question. Shake a handful of
herbs on to the paper and, holding the paper at either end, gently tip and shake
it until it forms an image or a whole scene. If an interpretation does not
spring to mind, close your eye for a few seconds and then open them and look at
the herbs through half closed eyes.
When you have identified your
first image, gather the herbs together in the centre of the paper and toss the
paper or swirl the herbs around to see what new patterns emerge. Note the image
at each stage but do not try to try to interpret it in depth, although you may
wish to sketch each picture
in your psychic notebook.
Repeat until you have five images
or scenes Finally study each of the images in turn. If the areas suggested below
do not seem to fit read the images one after the other and weave them into a
- IMAGE 1 : will tell you
the real issue or question, which may be different from the one you
- IMAGE 2 : will tell you
the obstacles you need to overcome to achieve success or happiness. These
may be internal fears or external opposition. Again this may be
- IMAGE 3 : tells you of
helpful influences, whether your own talents or resources or other people.
- IMAGE 4 : indicates
they best way forward.
- IMAGE 5 is the likely
outcome or change.
A Complete Guide to Psychic
Development by Cassandra Eason