themes and issues

Looking INTO the future

All the roads we take in our lives, all the dreams we dream, “every step we take“, as The Police so wonderfully sang some years ago, whether following a straight line or bending, or turning on and on and on… we are heading to the future.

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.

The future will always be there, waiting for us. The future. This is again a theme that can be dealt with in a thousand different ways. For the future is always a metaphor of something. Of hope, most of the times. 🙂 Hope that good things will come to us and to the people we love. Hope in a better world. Hope men stop behaving foolishly.

All we have to do is to wait for the future to come.

But sometimes waiting is so difficult. Sometimes we wish tomorrow, or next week could already be here. Impatience, that’s how people call it. 😉 Sometimes we read horoscopes, whether we believe in them or not, in the hope to gain insight into a particular situation that we are expecting to happen, or to end.

The wish to know beforehand what is going to happen in the future has accompanied men since the beginning of civilization. For most peoples only gods could look into the future. But they could decide to inspire a human and make it possible for him or her to “see” the future.

From Roman auguries who interpreted the flight patterns of birds to the Greek oracles and seers, from the Norse Runic divination to the Celtic Ogham, from astrology to bibliomancy, from Tarots to Chiromancy , from the Chinese I Ching divination to Numerology, from Onomancy to Dowsing (Rhabdomancy), from Tasseomancy (Tea Leaf Reading) to the Crystal Sphere, to divination methods involving bread, bones, eggs, rings, poppy seeds, rose leaves, beans, candle flame, arrows to graphology, face or feet analysis, peoples around the world have really shown their creativity at its most.

This week we will have a not-so-serious look at some of these divination methods.

But even though I know that most of you will maintain that he/she doesn’t believe in any of these methods, I wish I could see you checking out the lines on your hands or having a go at the Runes Telling online… 😉

It’s ok, I’ve done it myself before!!!

Wish you a lot of fun!

🙂 b.

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