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A branch of
crystalomancy (divination by water). One method was to throw objects into a full
container of water and to interpret the images they formed in the water,
or the sounds made when the objects struck the water.
Another, more elaborate method was to place a silver vase filled with
water on a moonlit night . Then let the light from a candle be reflected
from a blade of a knife onto the water and the inquirer comments on the
images formed on the water. A.G.H.
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