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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Ilm ul- Ramal: Islamic Geomancy from Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Qadiri’s Shama i-Shabastan

Before he was risen to God, he wrote a book describing the art as Jibril had taught him, and from his successors. The Geomantic Tableau The Mothers These first four figures of the geomantic tableau are called the “mothers” or matres and are drawn horizontally from right to left: For a while it was eclipsed in Europe by astrology and the tarot, but it is definitely making a come back. Khatt al raml translates to “sand cutting.

You are commenting using your WordPress. From the dots or points, the geomancer draws a series of figures which are arranged into the geomantic tableau. A sixteenth figure called the “super judge” is sometimes drawn by “adding” the points of the first and fifteenth figures.

The sixteen lines of points are grouped in fours, and the points are then counted off two by two, from the right to the left, and connected in pairs, so that each line of points ends either with a pair or with a single point. The first two are called the “witnesses” or testes and the last is the “judge” or iudex If the judge is a figure that does not have an even number of points, a mistake has been made in the addition, “and then must you turn again to make correction”.


The quesited’s significator is identified based upon the focus of the query: They seem to use it for a lot of decisions.

The idea is still accepted in many South East Asian societies today, although with reduced force. Earlier Greek renditions of this word borrowed the Arabic word raml “sand” directly, rendering it as rhamplion or rabolion.

Preferably, info on what the Ulama in particular Ayat. Once the lines are produced, the geomancer marks off the points two by two until either one or two points remain in the line; mathematically, this is the same as producing two dots if the number is even or one dot if the number is odd. The Geomantic Figures There are sixteen possible figures in the geomantic tableau.

Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at A number of dots and lines were marked which gave birth to a set symbols and figures from which a chart was produced. European scholars and universities began to translate Arabic texts and treatises in the early Middle Agesincluding those on geomancy. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

This yields a smaller set of resulting charts than geomancy. Kumalak makes use of a three by three grid, wherein a shaman will ritually place up to 41 beads. However, due to the short time the members of the Golden Dawn desired to learn, practice, and teach the old occult arts, many elaborate systems of divination and ritual had to be compressed, losing much in the process. Respect that, study the differences, and experiment accordingly. The figures that fall in cadent houses have little to no effect, those that fall in succedent houses have a transient effect, and those that fall in angular houses have the strongest and most lasting effect upon the query.


For other uses, see Geomancer disambiguation. Here, they assign the figures from the shield chart to the houses in the house chart; the order used differs between different circles of occultists.

The nature of the figures themselves should also be considered; if a chart perfects with negative figures, for instance, the matter will resolve but the querent may not like the result. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Same Figures, but Different Names and Different Traditions

After testing Idris’ newfound knowledge and skill of geomancy, and revealing himself to be the angel Jibril in the process, the stranger disappeared. Geomancy is a North African and Arabic form of divination that was originally done by making dots in the sand. The Art and Practice of Geomancy. Therefore, the first and second Mothers add to form the first Niece, the third and fourth Mothers add to form the second Niece, and so on. Generally, except when the querent asks about a situation about a subject with no ilj connection to themselves, the querent’s significator is located in al-ramll first house see Derivative house.

ConjureMan Ali’s Spiritual Blog: Geomancy and Khatt al Raml

For example, the first “niece” is created by adding the points of the first and second “mothers. The sixteen combinations of Mothers, in order from the First to the Fourth Mother, are. Build up to By Mohamed klm, Yesterday at