-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.
logarithmancy (s) (noun), logarithmancies (pl)
1. Divination, or the art of prophecy by supernatural means, with mathematical logarithms (mathematical notations indicating the number of times quantities can be multiplied by themselves): The fortune teller used logarithmancy as her technique for determining future events.
2. Etymology: from New Latin logarithmus; from Greek logos, "reason, proportion" + Greek arithmos, "number".
Divination by the observation of words and discourse; with the use of magic words.
Divination with flames of three identical candles arranged in a triangle.

Success was indicated by one flame burning brighter than the other two, a wavering flame indicated travel, a spiral flame meant plots by enemies, an uneven flame presaged danger, sparks called for caution, and a sudden extinction indicated severe loss or tragedy for the consultant or others involved in that particular divination.

The use of knives, daggers, or swords as instruments of divination. Thought to be of ancient origin.
Divination with the largest thing at hand (nearby).
maculomancy (s) (noun) (no plural)
Divination or fortune telling that is based on the stains or spots on a client or on something which belongs to the client: Jane used maculomancy in an effort to determine the future life of her customer.
Divination with magic or astrology.
mantic (adjective), more mantic, most mantic
A reference to a person who divines and/or makes prophecies: Eve is someone who is blessed with mantic powers.
Relating to the talent of someone who can predict what will happen in the future.
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The art of divination and prophecy.
Someone who tells fortunes.
The art of fortune-telling or divining past, present, and/or future events.
If those who can foretell the future
Happen to be professors,
They're called "prescient prognosticators,"
If not, they're just "lucky guessers."
—George O. Ludcke
Divination with pearls, usually by either casting pearls or studying pearls in oysters. The word is derived from the Latin margarita, "pearl".

One ancient use of margaritomancy involved throwing a pearl into a cast iron pot sitting in a fire and watching it to determine a person's guilt or innocence in a crime. If the pearl started to move, then the person was believed to be guilty. If it stayed in place, then he or she was not guilty.

Divination by counting; enumeration of predetermined objects.
mazomancy (s) (noun), mazomancies (pl)
1. Divination or predicting the future while observing babies when they are nursing. 2. Etymology: derived from the Greek mazos, "breast" and manteia, "prophecy".
Divination with opium and its effects; drug-induced sleep.

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-.