Since ancient times, divination has been an important tool for seeking guidance from the gods. Fortunately, several ancient divination systems are available to us today. The Oracles of Apollo shows how to use two surviving divination systems-the Alphabet Oracle (dating from early third century Greek culture) and the Counsels of the Seven Sages, which were inscribed on tablets at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. There are several different techniques for consulting each oracle. This book provides rituals based in ancient practice for consecrating your divinatory tools and for conducting the most effective divinations. You will also discover important insights into the history and mythology of ancient divinatory practices.
John Opsopaus, PhD, (Tennessee) has practiced magic and divination since the 1960s and his fiction and nonfiction have been published in various magical and Neopagan magazines (over 30 publications). He designed the Pythagorean Tarot and wrote the comprehensive Guide to the Pythagorean Tarot (Llewellyn, 2001). He frequently presents workshops on Hellenic magic and Neopaganism, Pythagorean theurgy and spiritual practices, divination, and related topics. Opsopaus was a Third Circle member of the Church of All Worlds, past coordinator of the Scholars Guild for CAW, and past Arkhon of the Hellenic Kin of ADF (A Druid Fellowship). He is also a university professor with more than twenty-five years of experience reading ancient Greek and Latin.