'Reading the Tay': Samhain, Divination, and Speaking to the Dead.
This article was written by (c) @ David Halpin Circle Stories As we approach the time of Samhain I thought I'd take a look at some of the ways in which divination has been practiced in Ireland over the years. While some of these methods are ancient, others are much more recent. The art of reading tea leaves has a relatively short history in Irish folklore in comparison to Ogham divination or scrying through the flames of a fire, for example. And yet, it is a tradition which t