Alternatively Geomancie, Gemensye, Geomesye, Geomantie, and Geomanty.
From the Greek ge ('earth') and manteia ('divination'), it is the art and practice of divination by signs derived from the earth, or the Element of Earth.
There are various methods of Geomancy:
— by figures and lines formed by a number of reference points made at random.
— by the observation of points on the Earth.
— by the patterns made by throwing some earth into the air and allowing it to fall on a flat surface.
— by means of casting pebbles on dirt or sand and connecting the points.
— by the interpretation of shifting sand.
— by random dots made with a pencil or pen in a sheet of paper, also known as the "Art of the Little Dots."
— by any harmonious relationship between humans and the landscape, especially that which influences building, town planning, and, in particular, the construction and placement of ancient monuments, such as ancient stone circles, pyramids, etc.
— Chinese Geomancy, also known as Feng Shui.
Originally Geomancy was an Arabic technique which depended upon interpreting figures derived from making marks in the sand or earth. During the Renaissance the world view held Geomancy as a science, having the same status as Alchemy and Astrology.
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