fortunetelling


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the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)

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Eakin also argued that those who defraud others using fortunetelling should be prosecuted under fraud laws, not under a blanket ordinance that infringes on people's spiritual beliefs.
Like a growing number of scholars, Grafton, a Princeton University historian and the author of The Footnote (1997), argues that astrology in the Renaissance was a rational science, not some quasi-mystical, irrational manifestation of the "dark side," and certainly nothing akin to the facile fortunetelling in today's newspapers.
Chong's fortunetelling is based on the traditional Chinese studies of the Eight Diagrams and the Book of Changes.
One investigation into fortunetelling con artists uncovered a single victim who had paid several thousand dollars to remove a curse.
Joanna then heads to a blush-inducing fortune-telling festival and climbs into the mountains of Delphi to take in some of the ancient fortunetelling fumes.
Apr 21-May 21 TAURUS ON Tuesday your fairy godmother (because they exist, if we're saying magic fortunetelling stars do) will grant you three wishes.
Sabat is one of scores of people reported arrested every year in the kingdom on charges of practicing sorcery, witchcraft, black magic and fortunetelling, which are considered to be polytheism by the country's ultraconservative judiciary.
At every turn, Perseus and his cohorts are terrorised by giant scorpions, a gaggle of blind, fortunetelling s, a ftuneor TITANIC ROLES: Kepheus, Io and witches or the deformed Acrisius.
The free event which is part of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, will feature a youth talent show, music and performances, cultural exhibitions, a kids creativity corner and "dukkering" - the gypsy art of fortunetelling.
From Chinese fortunetelling to Daoism, and fengshui, to Islamic astrology and Kabbalistic lore, the luoshu has perpetually reappeared throughout global human history.
Abdel Salam Musa's documentary "Finjan mshakkal" depicts the biography of a coffee cup, which people drink every morning and highlights people's rituals in drinking coffee, including the coffee-cup fortunetelling which many people attach credibility to.
Fortunetelling is a booming business in this city of mystics, believers and black magic makers -- especially at the start of a new year.