An online college of geomancy

It’s not feng shui, and it doesn’t have anything to do with ley lines or dowsing. It’s been called earth astrology, a Western equivalent of the I Ching, and the forgotten oracle of the Western world. It was one of the most popular systems of divination in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and stands at the center of traditions of magic, philosophy, and initiation deeply relevant to today. What is it? Geomancy.

Geomancy is a traditional art of divination that uses the sixteen geomantic figures – patterns of single and double dots – to explore the mysteries of past, present and future. As a branch of the Hermetic tradition, an ancient Western system of spiritual transformation and magical philosophy and practice, it relies on the fundamental Hermetic law, the unity of the macrocosm (the universe around us) and the microcosm (the universe within us) to open up hidden potentials for knowledge, wisdom, and power and, in the words of the legendary Hermes Trismegistus, “perform the miracles of the One Thing.”

The Collegium Geomanticum was founded to teach the art of geomancy to the modern world. The Collegium’s three courses - the Geomantic Divination course, the Geomantic Philosophy and Magic course, and the Geomantic Initiation course - provide a complete education in the art of geomancy. Each course is available for a modest one-time fee and students work through them at their own pace. Students who complete any of the courses successfully will receive a certificate of course completion from the Collegium; those who complete all three courses successfully will receive a diploma as a Qualified Geomantic Practitioner (QGP). To enroll in the Collegium’s Geomantic Divination course, the first step in the Qualified Geomantic Practitioner program, visit our enrollment page.

All the School’s courses are written and taught by longtime geomancer and esotericist John Michael Greer, author of Earth Divination, Earth Magic (Llewellyn, 1999), the book that introduced traditional geomantic divination to the modern world, and many other books on magic and alternative spirituality. Students work directly with him in each of the courses and receive extensive personal feedback on their work. John Michael Greer also offers geomantic readings through this website.

The first lesson of the Geomantic Divination course is available free of charge on this website. Be sure to check the Collegium’s FAQ page and its page of links to other geomantic resources!

“That which is above is as that which is below, and that which is below is as that which is above, to perform the miracles of the One Thing.” – Hermes Trismegistus

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