Reading Tea Leaves : A Highland Seer
From time immemorial, humankind has tried to unocver the meaning of divining the future. While druids followed the stars and Greeks sought counsel from the Oracle at Delphi, the "spae-wives" of the Scottish highlands found the answers to life in the tea-leaf patterns in their cups. Lines of dust meant journeys, swans foretold of love, and snakes warned of disaster. These and other symbols were passed down from generation to generation. This work reproduces the writings of an anonymous Scottish seer who recorded the secrets of the ancient art of reading tea leaves, including an alphabetical list of the various signs and their meanings. It features illustrations of sample cups, and their interpretations show how to weave and balance the symbols together, transforming a cup of tea into the voice of the Fates. The book combines that manuscript with modern writings on the history and philosophy of foretelling the future.
- Hardback | 96 pages
- 124.46 x 180.34 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 20 Jul 1995
- PAVILION BOOKS
- London, United Kingdom
- 10 b&w half-tones