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Peruvian Andean soothsayer Erick Caceres inhales ayahuasca through a shell during a ceremony where soothsayers announce their visions. AP/WideWorld Photos.


(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Asoothsayer is, literally, a “truth-sayer;” one who speaks the truth. It is, by extension, a person who foretells future events. Shamans, seers, astrologers, tarot card readers, cheiromancers, and sibyls are all soothsayers in that sense, because they provide information about what they perceive to be the truth of coming events. A soothsayer also deals in the interpretations of dreams.


Buckland, Raymond: The Fortune-Telling Book: The Encyclopedia of Divination and Soothsaying. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 2004
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