The art and practice of divination by the significance of omens drawn from the turning or spinning of a wheel or wheels. This method was very popular in the Middle Ages.
Typically the wheel was marked with letters, numbers, words, names, astrological signs, mystic symbols, and so forth.
The wheel was given a sharp spin, and whatever marking was indicated by its pointer when the wheel stops was then used as the divinatory message. Such a wheel was known as a Wheel of Fortune, and it is probable that the roulette wheel as we know it today may have evolved from this ancient method of divination.
In variants of this method, the diviner may use any spinning object, such as a bottle, a knife, a top, etc. The direction to which the object points after it stops spinning determines the prognostication.
Another divinatory art, dowsing, sometimes also makes use of cylomancy.
The popular party game "spin the bottle", and today's very popular Wheel of Fortune games were based on Cyclomancy's concept.
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Sources: (1) Dunwich, Gerina, A Wiccan's Guide to Prophecy and Divination, Carol Publishing Group; (2) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (3) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing.
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