Books You Can Use As Oracle Cards
On Divining from Your Library
amanda linette meder
This last week I received a copy of The Truth of All That is: The Angel Book by Amelia Bert and ever since, I've been using it as an oracle.
Taking the book in my hands with any question I have, closing my eyes, thinking of a number and then flipping to that page.
This got me thinking that it was time to do a post on different types of books you can use as Oracle Cards. Since I use them that way.
Before Oracle Cards were ever a thing, there were always other means of divination. Before paper was invented, for example, there were carved stones and sticks with symbols,. There were visions and dreams.
There was also divination by:
- Cloud Patterns
- Wind Directions
- Seasons and Moon Cycles
- Birds Appearing Earlier Than Usual
- And then just any other method you can imagine
Many people still use these early more nature-based methods of divining. It helps for tuning in better, being dually tuned into the earth while you connect above, it helps create a better conduit for a connection. Then paper was invented.
With that, came books, newspapers, and then naturally, fortune telling and playing cards, many of which, ultimately became fortune telling cards in a pinch (people still use playing cards this way too).
Did you know that many early prophets used their libraries as divination tools?
Spinning around the room, letting their eyes be drawn to a certain book, then doing this:
- closing their eyes
- flipping to a page
- putting a finger down
- reading that passage
- then divining from it
So . . . that's it. That's how you divine from a book.
Diving from books is technically a form of claircognizant divination manifesting in the physical with physical words. If you are primarily claircognizant and you know it, this would be an especially good exercise for you. It's also great for primary clairvoyants too, because it flexes the opposite muscle to that sense, balancing both things out.
Books I like to use for divination
The Truth of All That Is: The Angel Book by Amelia Bert
A Guide for the Advanced Soul by Susan Hayward
Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (or just about anything by Kahlil)
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
Messages From Spirit by Sylvia Browne
The Essential Rumi translation by Coleman Banks
Messages from Spirit and A Guide for the Advanced Soul were both purposefully created to be self-divining oracle books, open at random books of guidance but you can use most books as such if your metaphor skills are good.
These listed above are just a great place to start. But there are thousands. Literally, thousands.
So now that we've covered what's possible in book divining and what tools you can use to give it a try, let's give it a go (even if you don't have the books above just yet, let's try this with the books you do have):
How to Divine Using your Books
1. Get yourself all set up with all your books.
Get in the center of your library, or if you don't have a full library, get in front of your bookshelves. If you don't have bookshelves, get the three books you do have and put them in front of your eyes on the ground before you.
2. Take a few breaths then close your eyes.
Think about what you want to know about.
3. Open your eyes and ask yourself this:
What book is my eye drawn to? Which book is just popping out off the wall?
4. Choose that book. Pick up the first book that draws you toward it.
5. Then choose 5A or 5B below, depending on your mood. Both work.
5A. Pick up the book, close your eyes, think of the first number that comes to mind. Open the book to that page, and read.
5B. Pick up the book, close your eyes, begin fanning the pages, and decide in your mind if you are going to focus on the left side of the margin or the right.
Then let your pages fall wherever they do and read.
6. So try this.
Do a couple of books this way to get a well-rounded answer, just in the way when you do an oracle card reading, a minimum of three cards is usually what it takes to get a well-rounded question sorted out.
If 'nothing substantial' has comes through, it's likely because one of two things is happening: Either the diviner themselves or the person hearing the message has too low an energy reserve to get a clear connection. Without a clear connection - you're fuzzy on what books to choose, what numbers you want, and so on. It's all fuzzy.
If you are the diviner, you can change this. Do something that raises your energy and try it again. For myself, the fastest I raise energy is by dance or simply by listening to something that challenges and uplifts me. Move your body to something you love. (Other methods of raising your energy can be found in my eBook How-To Guide: Space Clearing - clear yourself, your space and your life.
Divining for information, no matter what method you use, is like going fishing in the river.
Throw a net out, catch a bunch of fish, and only keep the ones you want - send the rest back to the river and have them be for someone else. Perhaps just for other fishes to enjoy. Words enjoy the company of other words. Or perhaps it is for you, but it's for some other time down the line.
Amanda Linette Meder
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