divination with the help of ghosts
Word Origin for sciomancy
C17: via Latin from Greek skia ghost + -mancy
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Examples from the Web for sciomancy
Historical Examples of sciomancy
Or, if you be afraid of the dead, as commonly all cuckolds are, I will make use of the faculty of sciomancy.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
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