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THROWING THE BONES:

HOW TO FORETELL THE FUTURE
WITH BONES, SHELLS, AND NUTS
by catherine yronwode

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  • Slaughter-Bone Oracles
  • Mathematical Systems of Bone Reading
  • Sortilege Systems with Bones
  • Spirit-Led Interpretive Bone Reading
This practical manual explains and teaches ancient and modern methods for predicting future events by means of Scottish speal bones, American pyromantic furculomancy, Yoruban obi, Shona hakata, Mongolian shagai, British fortune telling dice, the Gypsy domino oracle, the Persian standing bone oracle, Alabama 'Possum bones, Virginia Chicken bones, Zulu-style sangoma bone reading, and more.

The author, catherine yronwode, is the co-owner of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company and the chief pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Her previous books include Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic, Hoodoo in Theory and Practice, and Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course. She lives in California.

CONTENTS

Dedication and Acknowledgements 4
Preface 5
The Bones 7
Varieties of Bone Divination 9
Slaughter-Bone Oracles 10
        Apyromantic and Pyromantic Slaughter-Bone Oracles 11
        Speal Bone Reading 11
        Furculomancy 16
        Oracle Bones in Ancient China 17
        Oracle Bones in Modern Labrador 21
Mathematical Systems of Bone Reading 22
      Binary 1-Item Bone Tosses 22
      Reading 1-Item Binary Tosses on Complex Questions 27
      Binary Multiple-Item Bone Tosses 28
            I Ching: 3-Item Binary Toss (64 plus 256 results) 29
            Obi: 4-Item Binary Toss (5 results) 33
            Hakata: 4-Item Binary Toss (16 results 40
            Diloggun: 16-Item Binary Toss (256 results) 46
      Polyhedral Bone Tosses 48
            Tetrahedral Bone Dice Readings 49
            Shagai: 4-Item Toss (35 results) 49
            Cubical Bone Dice Readings 51
            Dice Numerology: 1-, 2-, or 3-Item Toss (22 Results) 51
            British Dice Reading: 3-Item Toss (18 results) 52
Sortilege With Bones 54
            The Gypsy Domino Oracle: 3 Items from a Set of 28 54
            The Yoruba Domino Oracle: 3 Items from a Set of 28 58
            Rune Bones: 1 or More Items from a Set of 24 or 25 61
Spirit-Led Interpretive Bone Reading 62
      Reading with the Bones of One Single Species 63
            The Persian Standing Bone Oracle: 1 Species, 1 Bone 63
            'Possum Bone Readings: 1 Species, 6 or More Bones 64
            Chicken Bone Readings: 1 Species, 8 or More Bones 69
      Reading with the Bones of Mingled Species 71
            The Symbolism of The Bones Within the Body 72
            The Symbolism of The Bones by Species 74
            Items Hand-Crafted from Bones 75
            Non-Bone Items from Nature 75
            Items Crafted from Other Materials 75
            SymbolismofItemsThatAreNotBones 76
            Container, Bowl, Basket, orBag 77
            Goat Hide, Fiber Mat, Cloth, Dirt Circle 77
            Storage Placement 78
            The Ancestor Altar 78
            Basic Guide to Sangoma-Style Bone Reading 79
            Guidelines and Examples to Assist and Inform You 87
            When Things Go "Wrong" with a Bone Reading 89
Appendix: A Basic List of Tea Leaf Symbols 91
In Conclusion 96

ILLUSTRATIONS

I Ching Trigrams and Hexagrams 31
Kola Nuts for Obi Divination 34
The Four Hakata Tiles, Zimbabwe Style 41
Hakata Divination Table, Botswana Style 45
Sixteen Cowrie Shells for Diloggun 47
Complicated Fortune Telling, Shagai 50
Civil War Era Double-Six Dominoes 53
The Grand Man of the Zodiac 73

First Edition 2012

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  • ZOO-CAT-SHGR Cat's Eye Shell
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