Category Archives: Reference Material

What a Tangled Web…

We are heading into the final two stories in Dark Divinations. I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. Today’s story, by Alan Fisher, is “The Moat House Cob,” and it … Continue reading

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Is Anybody There…?

Today’s Dark Divination is an eerie story about a séance. “Ghost of St. John Lane” by Daphne Strasert tells of a widow who has reluctantly agreed to host a séance. She is intrigued by the thought of meeting the medium, … Continue reading

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My Turn…

Today’s Dark Divination is my story “Broken Crystal.” It concerns a young Irish girl with a gift of The Sight trying to use it the best way she can with a crystal ball, and still appease her mother.  I had a … Continue reading

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Today Our Dark Divination Bakes Bread

  Today’s Dark Divinations post is about Alphitomancy  This intriguing technique goes back to Ancient Greece and involves testing a person’s innocence by feeding them barley cakes or slices of barley bread. In “Breaking Bread,” R.L. Merrill pens the tale … Continue reading

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More on Stichomancy

As mentioned earlier, the story “Miss Mae’s Prayers” by H.R.R. Gorman in Dark Divinations also deals with stichomancy. In this case, it is specifically Biblical. A preacher who is consulted about a passage in the Bible by one of his … Continue reading

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What Does Your Future Hold?

(photo by Vicki MacLeod: used under CC Attribution license.)   In today’s Dark Divinations feature, we discuss Stephanie Ellis’s “Romany Rose.” This haunting story is a tale of a man who runs a penny gaff. One night, he hears odd … Continue reading

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Ask Quick for Whom the Bell…Tinkles?

Today’s Dark Divinations story from Jon O’Bergh tells the tale of a physical medium who wakes up in a coffin. Luckily, it’s a safety coffin. But there has to be more to the story than that, right? Of course, there … Continue reading

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Dark Divinations Scries Again!

At the root, scrying covers a great many methods of divination, covering many of the others we have and will look at. It is less a defined form than some of the others we’ve studied, but a fascinating discipline. Today’s … Continue reading

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Dark Divinations and the Reading of Entrails

Today’s story from Naching T. Kassa–who also edited this anthology for Horror Addicts.net–“They Wound Like Worms,” is in epistolary form (though, obviously, not a novel as discussed on that link.) It deals with the reading of entrails. This form of … Continue reading

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Dark Divinations and Stichomancy

Stichomancy, or Bibliomancy, is our next form of divination to discuss from Dark Divinations. This time, we feature not one but two stories, as both “Damnation in Venice” by Joe L. Murr and “Miss Mae’s Prayers” by H.R.R. Gorman deal … Continue reading

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