Casting Instructions for ‘Truth Diviner’
After the hour has passed, take one small piece of paper for each choice and write the possible truth on it.
After you have written the possible truths on each piece of paper, arrange them, evenly spaced and face down, on the table around the pan. Make sure they are face down–this spell will not work otherwise.
Now take each coin and dip it in the water, and after having dipped the coin, lay each on one of the pieces of paper.
Take the fresh twig, stripped of any leaves, and cut or break it to a length short enough that it will fit inside the pan with plenty of room to spare. Do not allow the twig to get wet yet.
With your lighter or a match, scorch one end of the twig. This scorched end is the pointing end.
Hold the twig, scorched end down, approximately an arm’s length above the pan and drop it into the pan.
Allow the twig to float freely. When it stops and remains in one position, determine to which of the possible truths the scorched end is pointing—this is your truth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- One small coin for each of the choices you face
- A small round pan filled halfway with water
- A fresh twig, stripped of its leaves
- One small piece of paper for each choice
- Approx ½ teaspoon of tea leaves
- A pen or pencil
- A lighter or matches