The Book of African Divination: Interpreting the Forces of Destiny with Techniques from the Venda, Zulu, and Yoruba

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By Raymond Buckland

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Raymond Buckland

Raymond Buckland
An authority on the occult and supernatural, Raymond Buckland is the author of numerous books on magic.



Drawing on diverse African traditions, the authors take us on a fascinating journey of magical divination practices--from Venda tablets and divining bowls to Zulu "bone" casting, Yoruba seashell casting, and Tikar spider cards.

• Comes complete with an eighty-card divination deck based on the Tikar spider cards

• Illustrates in detail how to make and use many different traditional tools of African divination

• Explains the history and myths behind the methods

• Includes sample readings to help the reader evaluate results

• Interest continues to build in the ways and wisdom of tribal people

"African methods seem very direct in contrast to more symbolic but more complex systems. The deck is fascinating and can be used after a minimum amount of study. To enjoy and use yourself or to give as a gift."

NAPRA Trade Journal

"It is of note that the methods discussed in this book tend to have a family-relationship focus as opposed to some fortune telling methods that focus on career, power, and money making . . ."
Tami Brady, TCM Reviews