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Botanomancy is the art of divination by burning branches of trees or herbs.[1] The most common branches used are Vervain and Briar.[2] The fire and the smoke are both read to indicate which course of action should be taken.[2] Botanomancy can be traced back to Druidic tree worship.[2]


  1. ^ Geoffrey Taylor (December 7, 1987). "Terms Of Reference: Why Pythagoras never had a theorem on brochomancy". The Guardian.
  2. ^ a b c "Botanomancy". The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World. Harper Element. 2006. p. 84.