Divination by baptism - echoes of the past
The question of fortune telling is inherentlycenturies-old history, in principle, comparable to the development of the man himself reasonable. Speaking about the near past of our people, it is worth noting the fact that all major religions, primarily Christianity, did not encourage such actions, rightly considering them a legacy of paganism. But fortune telling, in general, and fortune-telling for baptism, in particular, did not fade in the people, moreover, after the fall of the communist regime, a new flourishing took shape.
However, it should be clearly understood that more thanthe half-century pressure of atheistic beliefs to a large extent distorted the understanding of the very principle of this sacrament, its meaning and purpose. Naturally, in today's ultra-urbanized society with an Internet network, cell phones and other tricky things to perceive, for example, fortune telling as deeply as our ancestors did was unlikely to happen, rather these old rites are understood by modern youth as a joke or a fun time.
On the other hand, no matter how we try to simplifythe perception of the results of the rite, but divination by Baptism, including, leaves an indelible impression in the soul of a person, especially a young virgin, as the human psychology is designed in such a way as to remember, evaluate any moments of the supernatural.
It is clear that Epiphany divination was presentedin different regions by their own peculiarities, their varieties existed and there is still a huge variety. However, perhaps with minor interpretations, some methods of divination were spread throughout the country. The most common among them were such as guessing at a mirror, guessing by wax, throwing a shoe by the gate or by the door, by the shadows cast by the flame of a candle, by dreams that were dreamed on Epiphany night.
Divination by baptism with the help of mirrors had twomost common options. In the first case. In this interpretation, two mirrors are installed face-to-face with each other, and a candle is installed between them. The girl, being on the side, tried to look at the flame and learn the silhouette of her narrowed. In this version, the girl was supposed to be in the room only one. With rare exceptions, divination by baptism of this kind allowed the presence in the room of other persons, relatives, girlfriends, and then, only with strict non-interference in the process.
The second version of fortune telling was to a certain extenteasier, for this reason used more often. Before the mirror was placed a candle and a cutlery. The girl urged her chosen one to come to dinner, peering into the mirror, tried to examine it. It is clear that all fortune-telling fortunes are based on the subjective impressions of a particular person, a young girl. Naturally, in a dim silhouette she will see exactly whom she would like to see. And, given the fact that love is very often mutual, then divination periodically, as they say, come true.
Very common in Epiphany night divination bydreams. Indeed, from time immemorial there is an opinion that it is on this night that people inevitably receive prophetic dreams, which to some extent must predict the fate of man. Naturally, a man himself rarely could. For this reason, for explanations, interpretations of these prophetic dreams, it was customary to apply to so-called grandmothers-leaders.
Whatever it was, believe it or not in the predictionson Baptism, whether to trust different interpreters of dreams is a matter of strictly and individually each person. One thing is worth remembering, whatever the forecast, only we are the leaders of our destinies.