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Synonyms for divinatory

resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy

based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

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The second title is given as "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]," in one volume; as Yajima Genryo has suggested, "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" may be a scribal error for "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]," but in any case it would seem to have been a divinatory manual of some sort.
This is precisely Eves's project when he analyses how the confessional-disclosing technology of Christianity merges with indigenous divinatory forms of disclosure organised around dreams so as to create new forms of omniscience, with Christian pastoral forms of confession, ethical self-scrutiny and moral policing being rearticulated through Melanesian divinatory practices.
Browning's access to the Schleiermacherean interpretative tradition through Romantic thought is perhaps indicated by Browning's identification of Shelley as the exemplary subjective poet, who "appeal[s] through himself to the absolute Divine mind," in terms that remind us of Schleiermacher's subjective intuition of the infinite or divinatory immediacy.
This fiendish beast was made all the more ominous by its divinatory ability to see both past and future.
I was surprised to see a fervent mass of men and women tearing the blind old man's body apart, eating his entrails, gorging themselves on his divinatory head" (SoE 91).
Beginning with a detailed discussion of the scope of Tibetan cultural identity and its border of influence, the work covers medical contexts of longevity as well as astrological, and divinatory aspects and Buddhist tenets involved in the cultural definition and promotion of long life.
While other interpreters have focused on the continuity of civilization, perhaps overly so, and recent interpretations have stressed the theological origins of modernity, Greenblatt resurrects older tropes about reason and science triumphing over faith and superstition and atomistic materialism triumphing over divinatory animism.
That divinatory rites conducted in public are in male hands is an indication that they are more positively valued and associated with upholding and protecting the community's welfare.
Wildfang and Isager asserted that Roman divinatory techniques were an integral part of ancient Roman society and were often used in literary contexts.
Adejumo focuses primarily on the debate as to whether Sango was a deity that descended from heaven (in accordance with Ifa divinatory verse), or if he was a human that was deified as a god (as such, the fourth Alaafin of Oyo).
The findings shed scientific light on psilocybin, a substance found in certain psychoactive mushrooms and used for centuries in various cultures for divinatory, healing, and religious purposes.
In fact, an ambiguity persists where doctrinal-type moral judgments blend, in no apparent contradiction, with the affirmation of indigenous ritual, divinatory and healing practices.
It is a language which is more chanted than spoken and this "sing-song" language has equally spawned several types of oral poetry such as orfkf (chants of praise), ijala (hunters' chants), owe (proverbs), alo apamo (riddles), ofo (incantatory poetry), ffa divinatory poetry, ekun fyawo (bride's song), and framoje (valedictory chant) (see Olatunji; Babalola; Barber; Finnegan).