As we move through the human condition, we are in the process of learning to divine the structure of our self and understand it’s relationship to our manifestation. There are many systems which present this in a variety of ways, all of which do the same thing, which is to interpret the structure of self from a variety of angles. All Divination is into the substance of the impressions of the Akasha as they manifest through the World Tree, the golem of our current self, or Character in the Great Story. Whether we are inquiring about the unfolding circumstances of our life or the more seemingly local structure of our biology, it is always the self that we are investigating.
Many systems exist to do this, ranging across many cultures, traditions and other impermanences. A classic example of this would be the wheel of western astrology, which divines the self into four quadrants of elements over the course of a year, related to the movement of the cosmos of which we are a part.Another example would be the tarot deck, where cards are used to divine the impressions that lay within the substance of a particular being. This idea of divination applies across the board, manifesting through any number of systems that appear different on the surface, yet serve the same function – to investigate and perceive the deeper impressions of the Akasha as they express through our human form in the material plane.
In the mystic arts, divination is always through the layers of will.
Divination takes many forms, depending on the moment when it arises in the skein of story.