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Divination by walking in a circle until dizziness caused a person to fall and this was interpreted in various ways.
Gyomancy or whirling-around divination.
There certainly is a message for both the diviner and
the subjects who are passing out in this divination exhibition.

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Originally, it was performed by people who moved around a circle marked with letters or symbols, until they became dizzy and stumbled, thus spelling out words or enabling a diviner to interpret the symbols. Some authorities say that it was from this concept that came the wild, whirling dances by fanatics who uttered prophecies after collapsing in a state of complete exhaustion.

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