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- n. divination by communicating with spirits, especially of the dead; necromancy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Necromancy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Divination by consulting the souls of the dead; necromancy.
- n. A mysterious influence of one soul upon another.
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He caught sight of Donna Beatrice, a startling vision in green and gold, talking psychomancy to a bewildered-looking old gentleman, whom he recognized as a scientist of worldwide distinction.
This was the only occasion when he treated their peculiar psychomancy boastfully, and the only occasion when I felt a distinct misgiving of his sincerity.
By a kind of hallowed psychomancy, that humble man would detect a discordant presence, and hush the voices of a congregation till the stubborn soul felt God in the stillness, and penitently surrendered.
First, not all words ending in - mancy are names of divination systems; aldermancy and psychomancy are good examples.
There is something, though, that is rather queer, but it belongs to psychomancy rather than psychology, as I understand it. "
"Well, then, strictly in the interest of psychomancy, I will confide that she had found some traces of a model that I used to paint my Madonnas from, before we were married, in that picture.