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Term: Macharomancy


A form of divination that used knives, swords, etc. Popular in Scotland where, on July 31, it was used to make predictions for the coming year. One way to do this would be to make a circle of letters and numbers. The knife was placed in the center and spun like a top. When it comes to a stop, the letter or number it points to is written down. This is repeated until a message is spelled out.