A kind of divination, by means of words seemingly uttered from the stomach.
A species of divination, by means of glasses or other round, transparent vessels, in the center of which figures are supposed to appear by magic art.
"Divination of the Belly". An ancient form of ventriloquism where the voice aounds as though it is coming from the ground.
is an ancient form of ventriloquism whereby the voice is lowered to a sepulchral tone and prophetic utterances are delivered in a trance state.
Divination by interpreting the sounds or signs on the belly. Gastromancy is most frequently reported as a voice emanating from the belly and it has been dismissed by most occult investigators as a form of ventriloquism and trickery. An ancient description of another gastromancy technique described placing a child in front of a glass filled with water and illuminating the glass. Divination was done by interpreting the images in the glass.