Diviners

Diviners are considered specialists who move from the boundless to the bounded.  They excel in insight, imagination and developed intuition.  During a divination they construct usable knowledge through linking diverse domains of representational information and symbolism.  It is the correct combination of inductive procedure and developed intuition that characterizes a good diviner.

During the act of divination, the diviner’s individual creativity operates, jumbled with ideas, metaphors and symbols suggesting various possible interpretations.  Through the interaction of the client, these slowly give way to an ordered sequencing and to more limited interpretations.

Rational forms of Divining.

The ancient Greek divinatory term Oionistic (from oio “thinking”, nous “understanding”, and hist “enquiry”) refers to the inductive art of the sane, those who inquire using the facility of human reasoning.  Many inductive or rational forms of divination have been compared with western scientific techniques.

Diviners are considered specialists who move from the boundless to the bounded.  They excel in insight, imagination and developed intuition.  During a divination they construct usable knowledge through linking diverse domains of representational information and symbolism.  It is the correct combination of inductive procedure and developed intuition that characterizes a good diviner.

The diviner’s individual creativity operates, jumbled with ideas, metaphors and symbols suggesting various possible interpretations.  Through the interaction of the client, these slowly give way to an ordered sequencing and to more limited interpretations, a technique not dissimilar to the psychoanalytical practice of free-floating attention.

Holy Art Thou

Holy art Thou, O God, the universal’s Father.

Holy art Thou, O God, whose Will perfects itself by means of its own Powers.

Holy art Thou, O God, who willeth to be known and art known by Thine own.

Holy art Thou, who didst by Word (Logos) make to consist the things that are.

Holy art Thou, of whom All-nature hath been made an image.

Holy art Thou, whose Form Nature hath never made.

Holy art Thou, more powerful than all power.

Holy art Thou, transcending all pre-eminence.

Holy Thou art, Thou better than all praise.

Accept my reason’s offering pure, from soul and heart for aye stretched up to Thee, O Thou unutterable, unspeakable, Whose Name naught but the Silence can express.

The Corpus Hermeticum