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geomancy (JEE-uh-man-see) noun

Divination by means of lines and figures or by geographic features.

[Middle English geomancie, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from Late Greek geomanteia, divination by signs from the earth : Greek geo-, geo- + Greek manteia, divination.]

"Artist Wang Po Shu Has created an outdoor sculptural arrangement utilizing geomancy and feng shui, two ancient earth sciences, at the Delridge Community Center in West Seattle. ... Geomantic artwork is defined as random figures formed when a handful of earth is thrown on the ground or when lines are formed at random." Dean Wong, In tune with nature, International Examiner, 20 Dec 1994.

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