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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Therefore, not only were location and land al-ram, important, but the topography could shift causing disfavor and the need to relocate. Kumalak makes use of a three by three grid, wherein a shaman will ritually place up to 41 beads.

Based upon the query, they could provide a deeper insight into the querent’s life, factors shaping the query itself, and the extent of the situations involved.

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Notify me of new comments via email. A sixteenth figure, the Reconciler or superiudexis also generated by adding the Judge and the First Mother, although this has become seen as extraneous and a “backup figure” in recent times.

Interpretation The medieval texts describe several methods for interpretating the completed tableau. While there are 2 3or eight, trigrams, there are 2 6al-taml 64, hexagrams. Khatt al Raml is fascinating.

Here, addition involves summing the points in the respective lines of the parents: Welcome A a,-raml of ConjureMan Ali’s thoughts about magic, the illm, and spirituality. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hope you continue to educate us about the power and history of this practice. 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.


Isidore of Seville c. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: There are sixteen possible figures consisting of single or pairs of points.

Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions

Rate this topic 1 2 3 4 5. The Geomantic Tableau The Mothers These first four figures of the geomantic tableau are called the “mothers” or matres and are drawn horizontally from right to left: Go To Topic Listing.

The Arabic tradition consists of sketching sixteen random lines of dots in sand. In addition to modes of perfection, geomancers often took note of aspects between those figures that passed xl-raml other houses, and especially ones that made aspects to the significators.

Translated by Syring, Osmar Henry. The differences however are there and worth noting: Idris, thankful to God and His messenger iom he had learned this art, never revealed the art to anyone. By GoswamiSaturday at The resolution will come by some unexpected or unusual manner. Each figure has a name, associations iln the elements, planets, etc. Conversely, if the sum is more than 96, then it will resolve slowly. The skilled geomancer can deduce root causes to the situation, hidden influences, the outcome and its aftermath, and general trends and events in the querent’s life al-rraml interpreting the chart.

While European geomancers still used the shield chart to generate the figures and provide most answers, they augmented geomancy with astrological techniques in the house chart.

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The next four figures, the filiaeor Daughters, are formed by rearranging the lines used in the Mothers: Retrieved from ” https: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This article may be in need of reorganization to comply with Wikipedia’s layout guidelines. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Some methods are purely mechanical, while the more complex methods owe a great deal to medieval astrological practices.

In this step, the geomancer draws sixteen lines of points, from right to left, while concentrating on the question he or she wants answered. If there are an even number of points, two points are put down; if there is an odd number of points, one point is put down.

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

Based on this and a few older texts, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn founded in began the task of recollecting knowledge on geomancy along with other occult subjects, a,-raml them, Aleister Crowley published his works that integrated various occult systems of knowledge.

Due to the definition having changed over time along with the recognized definition of the suffix -mancy”geomancy” can cover any spiritual, metaphysical, or pseudoscientific practice that is al-rzml to the Earth. Khatt al raml translates to “sand cutting. The influences in the querent’s life at the time of the reading.