Divination Art

Feng Shui and Geomancy

See also: Paranormal, Spiritual

Tate Collection: Magic and Occultism
Fortune telling, oracle, astrology and other related images in the Tate Online Collection including works by Cecil Collins, Robert Colquhoun, Wyndham Lewis, John William Waterhouse, and others. Scroll to "Religion and belief" then click "magic and occultism" to view the images.

Mead: Divination
Small collection of divination images from the Mead Art Museum.

NYPL: Divination
View around 6 images related to divination in the online collections of the New York Public Library.

Gallery of Talking Boards
Presented in no particular order are eighty-four talking boards and an assortment of planchettes produced during the years 1860 to 1999.

Museum of Supernatural History
Department of oracles and divinitory tools.

Yoruba Art in Wood and Metal
Ifa art objects with in depth descriptions.


Tate Collection: Subject Search
Around 44 images related to astrology in the Tate Online Collection including works by Max Ernst, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Richard Hamilton, and others. Scroll down to "Religion and belief" and click "magic and occultism" to view images.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Zodiac
View works of art related to the zodiac from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Signs of the Zodiac
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts in the collections of the National Library of the Netherlands.

Medieval Astrology
A brief introduction to medieval astrology and a gallery of astrological charts used in medieval medical practice, a presentation by the British Library.

Taoism and the Arts of China
A diagram of the Chinese zodiac from The Art Institute of Chicago.

NYPL: Zodiac
View around 69 images related to the zodiac in the online collections of the New York Public Library.

Astronomy, Astrology & Calendars
View around 155 images in the WorldImages database from the California State University IMAGE Project.

The Zodiac of Dendera
Images and information about the Zodiac of Dendera, a large stone showing constellations of the zodiac, discovered in 1799.

Feng Shui and Geomancy

H2O - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water
Geomancy (fengxue) in classical Chinese religion by professor John Goulde.

Medieval Geomancy
An introduction to medieval and Renaissance geomantic practice, also includes a program that generates a geomantic tableau.

The Ancient Chinese Doctrine of Feng Shui
An introduction to the history and principles of feng shui with design tips.

A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization: Fengshui
Fengshui and related information such as garden and house architecture in China, also includes timelines and maps from the University of Washington.

Science Museum
A wooden Chinese geomancer's compass.

Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions
A Chinese compass from 220 BCE.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Geomancer's compass.

Tarot Card Art

Visconti Tarot
View images of these early Italian tarot cards in the Cary Collection of Playing Cards, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

The Pythagorean Tarot
An introduction to the Pythagorean Tarot with images and information on the nature and practice of divination.

V&A: Playing Cards & Tarot Cards
View images online of playing cards and tarot cards in the collections of the Victoria & Albert museum.

The Art and Symbolism of Tarot
Collection of tarot images with descriptive information. Two images from each deck are shown The Fool and the Tower, to date over 150 decks are represented.

Wikipedia: Tarot
A large database of information related to tarot cards plus an online collection of images.
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