Divination
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Divination may be broadly defined as procedures for predicting the future or otherwise obtaining knowledge by means of secret or hidden correspondences and/or supernatural inspiration. Although such practices are known in most or all human cultures, they are more prevalent in those which also display a high degree of scientific attainment, not excluding modern Western society. In India, daiv…

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Martin Gansten, “Divination”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000333>
First published online: 2012



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