Just finished working on this amazing book! Highly recommended. Lots of solid discussion I haven’t seen much of elsewhere on topics like ethics involved in divining for others, confirmation bias, discernment, ritual purity, how to handle things getting intense, plus a ton of really interesting and creative divination methods with a Dionysian focus. Where else are you going to read about egg cleansings, nefarious toys and an oracle based on the words of David Bowie all in one place?
The mantis (diviner) straddles the gulf between the hidden and the seen and makes known to their community the sage counsel of the Gods and Spirits.
When everything is out of balance, illness and misfortune afflict the people, the holy has been profaned and the land cries out for justice – that is when the mantis steps in and untangles the threads so that all may enjoy felicitous relations once more.
Drawing on over twenty years’ experience as a Dionysian diviner, author H. Jeremiah Lewis (who serves his community under the name Sannion) has put together a manual for those who would take up this sacred vocation within the Starry Bull tradition, as well as curious outsiders. He not only lays out the proper foundation and protocols for this work, but introduces a plethora of brand new divination systems specifically tailored for Dionysian practice.
Available now through Createspace and Amazon.com.
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