The Bible And Key Divination


A key is taken, and placed on the 16th verse of the 1st chapter of

Ruth:--And Ruth said, intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from

following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou

lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

The Bible is then closed with that part of the key that enters the lock

on this verse. The person who wishes to look into the future takes

garter off his left leg, and then ties the Bible round with his garter,

which also passes through the loop of the key. He has with him a friend

who joins in carrying out the test. Both men place one of their big or

central fingers on the key underneath the loop, and press the key, so as

to keep the Bible steady and the key from falling. Then the man, who

does not consult the future, reads the verse above written, and should

the Bible turn towards the other man, it is an affirmative answer that

the young lady he loves will accept him.

The writer received this account from a man who had himself consulted the

future by the Bible and Key.