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30th Oct '17 4:37:45 PM sheika
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The books have [[FormulaicMagic Arithmancy]], a class Hermione (and only Hermione) takes. This one is an accurate use of the suffix, though, as arithmancy is divination by numbers.[[note]]In real life it's an alternative, and not much used nowadays, term for numerology.[[/note]] Amusing when you consider that Hermione once stated that she considered divination to be very "woolly".

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The books have [[FormulaicMagic Arithmancy]], a class Hermione (and only Hermione) takes. This one is an accurate use of the suffix, though, as arithmancy is divination by numbers.[[note]]In real life it's an alternative, and not much used nowadays, term for numerology.[[/note]] Amusing when you consider that Hermione once stated that she considered divination to be very "woolly"."woolly"; ''[[AllThereInTheManual The Wizard's Dictionary]]'' suggests that it may be because Arithmancy has much more solid rules than most divinations.
** In the Spanish translation, Occlumency was translated as «Oclu''mancia''», playing the trope straight.
6th Oct '17 11:13:14 AM Pinokio
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* '''Iconomancy:''' The casting of spells through pictures or icons.


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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', Iconomancy is the casting of spells through pictures or icons.
20th Jul '17 8:40:21 PM TheNicestGuy
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* '''Star Sign:''' The position of the Sun in the Zodiac at the time of your birth. Also called Sun Sign. See WesternZodiac

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* '''Star Sign:''' The position of the Sun in the Zodiac at the time of your birth. Also called Sun Sign. See WesternZodiacWesternZodiac.
* '''Sternomancy:''' Divination from the shape of an animal's sternum (breastbone). The tradition of poultry "wishbones" descends from this.
20th Jul '17 8:36:11 PM TheNicestGuy
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* '''Pyromancy, Pyroscopy:''' Fire divination by observing the flickering shapes of flames in a fire or from a candle.

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* '''Pyromancy, Pyroscopy:''' Fire divination by observing the flickering shapes of flames in a fire or from a candle.
candle. Sometimes extended to divination by inspecting the patterns on certain objects ''after'' they have been through fire.
20th Jul '17 8:33:58 PM TheNicestGuy
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* '''Plastromancy:''' Divination from the undershell (plastron) of a turtle, inscribed and burned. Unique to the far east.
20th Jul '17 8:29:25 PM TheNicestGuy
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* '''Scapulimancy:''' Divination from patterns on an animal's shoulder blade bones (scapulae). In certain contexts, this was also known as--no fooling--''spatulamancy''.
8th Jul '17 6:35:14 PM nombretomado
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* Actually used properly in ''VideoGame/{{Silent Hill 1}}'' when Dahlia mentions an event being "foretold by gyromancy". However, it leads to some heavy {{Narm}} when you learn what gyromancy ''is''... According to TheOtherWiki, gyromancy entails either spinning inside, or walking the circumference of, a circle drawn on the ground, with letters marking the rim, and the divination comes from when the spinner/walker stumbles over a letter. Repeat ad nauseum until a coherent sentence is formed.

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* Actually used properly in ''VideoGame/{{Silent Hill 1}}'' when Dahlia mentions an event being "foretold by gyromancy". However, it leads to some heavy {{Narm}} when you learn what gyromancy ''is''... According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, gyromancy entails either spinning inside, or walking the circumference of, a circle drawn on the ground, with letters marking the rim, and the divination comes from when the spinner/walker stumbles over a letter. Repeat ad nauseum until a coherent sentence is formed.
4th Jul '17 5:06:36 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* The ''Technology Guide'' for ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' includes the Technomancer as a prestige class, which grants certain powers over high-tech items by combining expertise in magic and engineering. It also includes the Technomancy spell, which is closer to divination (it helps locate and identify technological items).
10th Jun '17 5:54:01 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' gives us ''librio''mancy, the magic of pulling fictional items from books.
5th Jun '17 11:03:40 AM psionycx
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Aeon}}'' does this pretty heavily with psionic powers. In particular with the aptitudes Biokinesis, Electrokinesis, Quantakinesis and Vitakinesis, along with sub-categories such as Cryokinesis, Photokinesis, Pyrokinesis and Technokinesis.
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