fortunetelling


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fortunetelling:

see divinationdivination,
practice of foreseeing future events or obtaining secret knowledge through communication with divine sources and through omens, oracles, signs, and portents.
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JaeminanJogakga is both a cafe and a fortunetelling establishment.
Eakin also argued that those who defraud others using fortunetelling should be prosecuted under fraud laws, not under a blanket ordinance that infringes on people's spiritual beliefs.
Psychologist Sima Pourshahriyari, who linked rising economic and social pressures to the increasing numbers of Iranians turning to fortune-tellers, told Reuters: "People feel they can take refuge in fortunetelling, which is different from the usual solutions around them."
They resorted to healing, fortunetelling, and counterfeiting, and devoted all their ingenuity and sociability to passing their counterfeit coins.
The Sheriff is furious that the messenger got away, especially having received a prediction from a fortunetelling Fool that the "ring of Lardner" spells trouble.
The bishops denounced such activity in no uncertain terms: "NO to fortunetelling; NO to witchcraft; NO to simony; herbs YES, magic medicines NO."
In this solidly written book, the renowned chief exorcist of Rome clarifies many questions pertaining to exorcisms and prayers of liberation, and presents the Church's views on astrology, occultism and fortunetelling. To be reviewed.
While Elizabeth (Fonda) is ready to deliver any day now, her son-to*be, curly-haired Milo (young Anton Yelchin), has become a master of fortunetelling for other tykes -- all of whom appear to be between ages 8 and 10 -- at the Life Training Center, where the soon-to-be-born are given the basics for their future.
Like a growing number of scholars, Grafton, a Princeton University historian and the author of The Footnote (1997), argues that astrology in the Renaissance was a rational science, not some quasi-mystical, irrational manifestation of the "dark side," and certainly nothing akin to the facile fortunetelling in today's newspapers.