Predicting possibilities with pancakes

Mix a pancake, stir the pancake Pop it in the pan Fry the pancake, toss the pancake Catch it if you can See the pancake, what shape does it make? Gaze into the pan Show us, pancake, what is our fate? Speak! all-knowing flan.

“It’s in the leaves! It’s coming!” or “The Magic Cup”

Like many of the mystically-minded amongst us, from the very first time I found a Fortune Teller Miracle Fish in a Christmas cracker and laid it, pregnant with possibilities, in the palm of my hand to see if I was Jealous, Indifference, In Love, Fickle, False, Dead One or Passionate – I have been fascinated…

Chocomancy: Divination by Chocolate Cocktail

As the new calendar year begins, bright with promise, it’s difficult to not want a peek – just a small one – into what fate has in store for us.  In Germany and Nordic countries a fortune-telling technique called Bleigiessen is traditional on New Year’s.  This is a form of molybdomancy, from the Greek molubdus (lead)…