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To center oneself in 'Bibliomancy' is a good way of showing what an important flux or conduit our soul can be in taking all things into consideration rather than just what eyes or ears perceive, and mind or ego often insist is only reality to recent western theology. 'The Book of Answers' gives a short description of process we think will be helpful for learning to accept your soul does exist and wisdom doesn't always allow itself to be seen.
"How to Use Book of Answers 1. Hold closed book in your hand, on your lap, or on a table. 2. Take 10 or 15 seconds to concentrate on your question. Questions should be phrased closed-end, E.G. 'Is job I'm applying for right one?' or 'Should I travel this weekend?' 3. While visualising or speaking your question (one question at a time). Place one hand palm down on book's front cover and STROKE THE EDGE of pages, back to front. 4. When you sense time is right, open book and there will be your answer. 5. Repeat process for as many questions as you have.” (2)
My recommendation is to ask only important questions and make sure you have no other questions in your mind at time. In beginning to read a book it is good to do this and then record what you read and thought about contextual idea expressed. When you have read whole book turn back to what your first question was and see if you found most important part for yourself at that point in time. This will test your effectiveness in centering yourself as well as attuning with knowledge in books you read.
Many methods of intuitive thought are forms of divination. The common way we judge people by body movement and language has been very popular in sales as long as salesmen or saleswomen have been on this earth. Many top corporations ask astrologers to give their input on important decisions once they've narrowed their choices and contemplated their options. It is never a bad thing to have one's mind open to other possibilities and opportunities. However, over-dependence and reliance on such things will turn process into a fear-driven experience that has no freshness or attunement at all, and may lead to negative self-fulfillment. If you are doing Tarot readings for yourself or any one person it is said every two weeks is enough. Bibliomancy answers are different because Tarot integrates many aspects beyond your primary question.
1) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination, by Stephen Karcher, Element Books, Shaftesbury, 1997, pg. 7. 2) The Book of Answers, by Carol Bolt, 1999, Hyperion, front of book with no page numbers.
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