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    • Unfortunately, I can’t really help here. I’ve never found a place to buy them from, but you might do better on EBay or Middle Eastern contacts. I’d probably just make them, using wood cubes and thin dowels from a craft store. Probably’d be cheaper, too.

      • Thank you. The cube-and-dowel idea does make a lot of sense. (and cents as well) I’ll have to look into that one of these days. I like the idea of having relatively small and dedicated tools I can take out wherever I am.

        • If that’s the case, I might also suggest a notepad and pencil, which give you as traditional a method as any. ;) Another dice-based idea that I use occasionally is to get a set of RPG dice, using the corresponding Platonic solids to represent the lines of a particular figure: the fire line by a tetrahedron (d4), air by an octahedron (d8), water by an icosahedron (d20), and earth by a cube (d6). Roll the dice and see which come up odd or even.

  1. The ones in the picture shouldn’t be considered geomantic dices since they can’t provide the classic geomantic figures

    • Um…pardon? They are geomantic dice, since they do provide the geomantic figures. If you take one of the spindles vertically and spin the dice, then lay it on a surface, you take whether each die is odd or even for each row, then “reduce” the points to a single geomantic figure. If you take both spindles horizontally and spin the dice, then lay them on a surface, read the dice in vertical pairs going right-to-left; the rightmost die of the top spindle produces the first two rows of the first Mother figure and the bottom spindle produces the bottom two rows; the next one over produces the second Mother, and so forth. These are a pretty traditional tool, and examples have been found for hundreds of years.

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