The word divination is derived from the Latin word, "divinare," which means "to foresee, to be inspired by a god." It is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of ritual prayer. An array of interesting objects are used by diviners to summon benevolent spirits in the quest to seek answers.
Divination encompasses some of the most important aspects of daily life. When divination is carried out, the diviner relies heavily on the aesthetics of an object to bring about changes in fortune, improved health, conflict resolution, etc. This is form and function taken to a higher level; an object’s design is often the reflection of a shared effort between artists and ritual practitioners. The result is nothing short of spectacular. Sadly, the sacred wisdom, among the younger generations, is not being maintained.