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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What a great post! Khatt al Raml is fascinating. I learned a little more about this magical tradition today. Hope you continue to educate us about the power and history of this practice. Thanks, Conjure Man Ali! Thank you for this fascinating comparison Ali. Khatt al Raml is a fascinating living tradition.
More respect needs to be paid to it. I found your discussion of the Judge especially interesting and rings true from my own experience.
If the court is rotten, then – no cigar! Welcome A collection of ConjureMan Ali’s thoughts about magic, the occult, and spirituality. Tuesday, June 17, Geomancy and Khatt al Raml. Thanks to some wonderful modern books like that of John Michael Greergeomancy has begun to rise in popularity.
Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions
For a while it was eclipsed i,m Europe by astrology and the tarot, but it is definitely making a come back. Though it continues to be a relatively small practice, the interest is growing and every day I meet new people who have taken their first steps to becoming geomancers. Geomancy is a practice that is very dear to me. Though over the years I have become known as a tarot reader here in the West, I practiced geomancy long before I ever picked up the tarot.
Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions « The Digital Ambler
Indeed, I didn’t start working with the tarot until my teenage years where I was trained in geomancy from a very young age. My practice in geomancy is quite old and along with astrology and dream interpretation is the only form of divination that I am known for in the Middle East.
It is an essential part of my practice as a djinn conjurer. al-rml
When it comes down alraml it, my business and political clients in the Middle East are only interested in geomancy and astrology.
None of them want tarot readings, but all of them want charts cast for business deals, financial decisions, al-daml matters, and political endeavors. Every single one of my retainer clients are either geomancy clients or astrology clients, or both. So what is geomancy? Geomancy is a North African and Arabic form of divination that was originally done by making dots in the sand.
A number of dots and lines were marked which gave birth to a set symbols and figures from which a chart was produced. It became associated with astrology and traveled via the Muslims into Europe where it became a highly popular form of divination.
Khatt al raml translates to “sand cutting. I have been asked about the differences between khatt al raml and geomancy for a while and so this post has been a long time coming. I have identified some points which highlight some of the major differences between the two arts, they are in no particular order and I will likely do a part two or more as time permits. Though I am highlighting some of the differences between the two arts and while khatt al raml is the parent of geomancy, I am not making claims of superiority or that one is better than the other.
Both are wonderful methods of divination with much in common. The differences however are there and worth noting: Posted by ConjureMan Ali at 2: Newer Post Older Post Home.