Sacred Bones

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“Cracks in bones, it seems, are hieroglyphs for those who know the code.” Many cultures believe that bones, animal or human, contain ancient knowledge and can communicate this knowledge. Bones (especially skulls, vertebrae, and shoulder blades) are popular objects of divination. For example, the Montagnais-Naskapi of the Labradorean Peninsula hold caribou shoulder blades over hot coals until they crack and get burnt; these cracks and burns are then “read” to answer questions, like which areas will yield success for their hunters. Read full article here

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