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Poppy seeds


A few poppy or jasmine seeds were flung on burning coals by magicians when practicing divination by smoke. When the smoke rose straight up into the heavens, it was a good omen, but if the smoke lingered in the air, the omen was thought bad. A.G.H.


Source:

Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, New York, Carol Publishing Group Edition, 1996, p. 328