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The Arabic name for geomancy, “‘ilm al-raml,” means “the science of the sand.” In its original form, the geomantic figure was created by making. The Arabic words in the center of the circle; Ilm-al Raml, translates to the Science of the Sands. This broadsheet, a precursor to the book on Geomancy by Kiyan. What the Geomantic Study-Group is for Western geomancy, this group is for Arabic `ilm al-raml (the formal Arabic term for geomancy, literally.

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It can also involve a mouse as the agent of the earth spirit. Family, partners, and housemates of the querent. The Geomantic Houses The geomantic houses are borrowed from medieval astrological practice.

They use the information to work out what the planets i think or earth says about the whole situation, and they act accordingly.

Ilm ul- Ramal: Islamic Geomancy from Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Qadiri’s Shama i-Shabastan

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Geomancy was practiced by people from all social classes. Medieval European writers agreed that it was also acceptable to draw the dots on a piece of parchment or paper. The Witnesses and the Judge Finally, the tableau is ilmm by adding points in the same way to create three more figures.

Although it stems from a distinct tradition, the term “geomancy” now commonly includes feng shui. In each chart, if all sixteen figures are observed the four Mothers, the four Daughters, the four Nieces, the Witnesses, Judge, and Reconcilerat least two of the figures must be the same. While Il geomancers still used the shield chart to generate the figures and provide most answers, they augmented geomancy with astrological techniques in the house chart.

Another mythological story for the origin of geomancy also involves Idris.

Conversely, if the sum is more than 96, then it will resolve slowly. Sign up for a new account in our community. The Arabic tradition consists of sketching sixteen random lines of dots in sand. Friends, associates, coworkers, colleagues of the querent, as well as people in authority over the querent.


Modern methods of geomancy include, in addition to the traditional ways, computerized random number generators or thrown objects; other methods including counting the eyes on potatoes. Notify me of new comments via email.

Al-ramo became associated with astrology and traveled via the Muslims into Europe where it became a highly popular form of divination. Queries that have a yes-or-no, or possible-impossible, answer can easily be answered with these modes of perfection.

Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions « The Digital Ambler

Geomancy requires the geomancer to create sixteen lines of points or marks aal-raml counting, creating sixteen random numbers. Respect that, study the differences, and experiment accordingly. Similarly, the introduction of a similar Indian system of aesthetics and positioning to harmonize the local energies, vastu shastrahas come under the name “geomancy”.

My practice in geomancy is quite old and along with astrology al-rxml dream interpretation is the only form of divination that I am known for in the Middle East. I have identified some points which highlight some of the major differences between the two arts, they are in no particular order and I will likely do a part two or more as time permits. Notify me of new posts via email.

European geomancers provided an alternate method of interpreting the figures through the house chart, which feature the twelve astrological houses. A number of dots and lines were marked which gave birth to a set symbols and figures from which a chart was i,m. Indeed, I didn’t start working with the tarot until my teenage years where I was trained in geomancy from a very young age.

Most of the other variants used are just that: Each figure has a name al-eaml a set of attributes or qualities. For example, the first “niece” is created by adding the points of the first and second “mothers.


Note that some of these names are not proper Arabic, and moreover, just like in Western geomancy, there are dozens of names used across the Arabophone sphere. I learned a little more about this magical tradition today.

Often, when drawing marks or figures, geomancers will proceed from right to left as a tradition from geomancy’s Arabic origins, although this is by no means mandatory. There are twelve houses, and geomantic tableaux are sometimes laid iilm in the same square form as the medieval horoscope see the geomantic figure in Of Geomancy for an example.

Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions

Christopher Cattan advocates using the strength of the astrological houses in determining the resolution. Khatt al raml translates to “sand cutting. December 12, By polyphanes in geomancy Tags: The figures are entered into a specialized table, known as the shield chart, which illustrates the recursive processes reminiscent of the Cantor set [4] that form the figures. However, the figures are not added or reorganized as in geomancy, but are a-lraml taken to form iilm single hexagram.

Idris, thankful to God and His messenger that he had learned this art, never revealed the art to anyone. No effort should be made to count the points as they are made, although the geomancer is usually advised to make at least twelve.

Ilm Al-Raml – Jurisprudence/Laws –

Build up to By MohamedYesterday at Tuesday, June 17, Geomancy and Khatt al Raml. It is an essential part of my practice as a djinn conjurer. Idris asked for enlightenment, and Jibril proceeded to draw a geomantic figure; upon being asked what he was doing, Jibril instructed Idris in the geomantic arts.