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Divination for Wizard Students

Lauren James
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(3,146)
Learn about the history of popular divination practices included in the Harry Potter series. Includes 15 types of divination, including astrology, tea leaf reading, palm reading, crystal gazing, and more!

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Divination for Wizard Students, Part 1
- Introduction to Divination - Tessomancy (tea leaf reading) - Pyromancy (fire omens) - Dream Interpretation - Recording length: 46 minutes total
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Divination for Wizard Students, Part 2
- Runes (answering questions with rune stones) - Ovomancy (predicting the future with egg white patterns) - Astrology (using celestial objects to make predictions) - Recording length: 65 minutes total
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Divination for Wizard Students, Part 3
- Palmistry (palm reading) - Cartomancy (tarot cards) - Numerology, Arithmancy and Heptomology (using numbers to determine personality) - Recording length: 47 minutes total
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Divination for Wizard Students, Part 4
- Crystal Gazing (seeing visions using a crystal ball) - Ornithomancy (predictions with birds) - Myomancy (predictions with rats and mice) - Ichthyomancy (predictions with fish) - Xylomancy (patterns with wood or sticks) - Catoptromancy (interpretations with mirror reflections) - More types of divination - Recording length: 50 minutes total
- What do people believe divination to be?
- What types of divination are found in the wizard world books?
- What is the history of each of these types of divination?
- How (if at all) are these divination methods practiced in modern day?
This course takes a historical approach to divination. In this class, it is taught that divination cannot be proven by science. Students will be asked to respect others' beliefs in this class, but the approach will be a historical one.

Please note that the instructor is not a believer of divination; this course is taught from a historical point of view. 
Harry Potter (book series and movies)
Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity by Peter T. Struck 
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
The Secret of the Runes by Guido von List
The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum
The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination by Robert Place
The Fated Sky: Astrology in History by Benson Bobrick 
The Roma: The History of the Romani People and the Controversial Persecutions of Them Across Europe by Charles River Editors and Bill Hare
Outschool is neither affiliated with, nor sponsored by, nor endorsed by, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc., owner of the Harry Potter® mark.
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(3,146)
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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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