Divination is a numinous way of knowing, a surrender of intentionality and will, and an openness to the confounding images that appear in ritual and dream. The very idea in divination is to give over one's will to the numinous poetics of ritual. Therefore, especially in times of deep change and decision we might turn to divination to wrap ourselves in the dissolving and restructuring suggestions of its counterlogic.

Thomas Moore in The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life