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Ceroscopy



A system of divination by wax. The procedure was performed as follows: Fine wax was melted in a brass vessel till it was a liquid of uniform consistence. Then it was slowly poured into another vessel containing cold water, in such a way that the wax formed into tiny discs. The magician or diviner then interpreted the shapes as their meanings appeared to him.

This divinatory method is similar to molybdomancy. A.G.H.


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