Bibliomancy is considered to be a form of divination using sacred books. This form of divination is used worldwide and within many religions. The Bible, the Quran, and the Bhagavad Gita as well as poetry, manuals, and oracle books created solely for the purpose of bibliomancy. However, because these books are considered holy and/or contain the word of God, spiritual guidance from these materials is encouraged. Whereas the use of tarot cards and spirit boards is often frowned upon. I often use Psalms as a prescription for various spiritual ailments from love to court cases. There are other parts of the bible I use for very serious altar work such as speeding karma or various blessings of objects but Psalm is a daily go-to. For certain cases, I also use the Quran, which can help with behaviours and morality. My favorite verses are the Ayatul Kursi though which is a powerful verse that keeps away jinn interference in one’s life.
There are many instances of bibliomancy throughout the ages. The Falnama is of Iran or Turkish origins and was referenced in the 16th century. This book of Omens was used to foretell futures by asking a question and allowing the book to fall open. This method is the most common. Other ways are to meditate, perhaps do breathwork first then open the book to a random page. I have sometimes closed my eyes and picked random passages. These days there are many books that are titled “Book of Answers” that one can use to find a focus or direction. One does not have to be well versed in using bibliomancy when there are so many oracle books in the market. Perhaps the hardest choice is to narrow down what resonates with you.
The easiest method:
- A book is picked that is believed to hold truth.
- It is balanced on its spine and allowed to fall open.
- A passage is picked, with the eyes closed.
Perhaps the most important part is the interpretation of the passage in regards to the question being asked. That part of the process takes practice and discernment. Is what the relevant? Are you being warned? Is the telling me yes or no? Alas, practice makes proficiency. 🎆
Are you curious about bibliomancy? Have you used it before? Is it your first time ever hearing about it?