bibliomancy


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bibliomancy

prediction of the future by interpreting a passage chosen at random from a book, esp the Bible
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A few examples of topics covered include animistic and magical thinking, bibliomancy, cannibalism, witchcraft in European drama, familiars, the Inquisitions, Manicheanism, lycanthrophy, social and economic status of witches, popular persecution, and sacrament and sacramentals.
The Bible has often been used for bibliomancy but this can be grounds for excommunication from the Catholic Church.