- divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.
Origin of geomancy
Examples from the Web for geomancy
Herbalism, alchemy, geomancy, and other magic arts owe their origin to this fountain-head of primitive superstition.The Japanese Spirit
Alchemy, geomancy and spiritualism have dwelt and dwell under its shadow.
Geomancy is a kind of foretelling things, by means of little dots first made on the ground and then on paper.Peeps Into China
E. C. Phillips
Pertaining to geomancy, the art of divining future events by means of signs connected with the earth.Palamon and Arcite
But Speght is correct in the main point, viz., that Puella and Rubeus are 'the names of two figures in geomancy.'
- prophecy from the pattern made when a handful of earth is cast down or dots are drawn at random and connected with lines
Word Origin and History for geomancy
"art of divination by means of signs derived from the earth," late 14c., from Old French géomancie, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from late Greek *geomanteia, from geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" + manteia "divination" (see -mancy).