-mancy, -mancer, -mantic, -mantical

(Greek: used as a suffix; divination, prophecy, fortune telling; to interpret signs so “practical” decisions can be made [related to -mania])

It isn't so much the things we don't know that gets us into trouble. It's the things we know that aren't so.

—Artemus Ward (1834-1867)

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

—Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991),
Polish-born American journalist, writer.
meteormancy, meteoromancy
Divination by observing thunder, lightning, weather, meteors, shooting stars, etc.
1. Divination by examining the lines, etc. of the face or forehead.
2. Divination and character analysis by interpreting facial lines and wrinkles; especially, of the forehead.

Derived from ancient Greek metopon, "the forehaead"; originally the space between the eyes.

Divination with the smallest thing available.
Divination with minerals.
Divination by observing the motion of molten lead on a flat surface or in water and the interpretations made of the hissing sounds.
Divination by interpreting imbecility or through nonsense; divination of the foolishness of someone.
Divination by the movements of mice.
narcomancy (s) (noun), narcomancies (pl)
Divination with opium and its effects or with drug-induced sleep.
necromancy (s) (noun), necromancies (pl)
1. The practice of attempting to communicate with the spirits of the dead in order to predict or influence the future: As entertainment for the evening gathering, Ms. Hester-Jones hired a person to demonstrate necromancy so she could supposedly raise spirits and communicate with them.
2. Witchcraft or sorcery in general: During some periods of history, to be accused of necromancy resulted in some accused practitioners being executed.
Necromancy or death divination.
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Divination by communication with the dead by raising them back to “life” (not as ghosts); early Greeks were supposed to descend into Hades to consult the dead rather than summoning the dead into the mortal sphere again; more recently, it is claimed that ghosts or spirits are summoned to speak to the living.

Magic with the dead.
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Pretended communication with the spirits of the dead.
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Divination by summoning Lucifer.
A study of clouds and their various formations, as a means of divining future events.
Divination by looking at the kidneys of a sacrificed victim.
nomancy, onomancy
Divination from names or the letters of a name, as, the number of vowels in a name, the sum of the numerical value of the letters, or the like.
Divination by communication with the dead.
Divination by interpreting the eyes of certain human subjects.

It is said to be similar to hypnotism in a primitive form.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "divination, diviner; seer, soothsayer, prophecy, prophesy, prophet": augur-; auspic-; fa-, fate; Fates in action; futur-; omen; -phemia; sorc-, sorcery; vati-.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "chance, luck, fate": aleato-; auspic-; cad-; fortu-; serendipity; sorc; temer-; tycho-.