Have you ever heard of having your future told using coffee? Yes, it really does exist. It is called tasseography, tasseomancy or kafemandela (Greek) and is interesting indeed. There is no science to it. It remains mystical and fun.
Like any act of fortune telling, it is a combination of knowledge and intuition. Interpretation is subjective which is why many people do not recommend reading one’s own future. If you would like to try anyway, here’s how to do it.
First off, you need to prepare your coffee. The future is foretold based on the coffee grounds left in your cup. Turkish coffee is excellent for this but you can use regular coffee though it may not taste as good. It is best if you use freshly ground coffee as well. You’ll need to boil water on the stovetop with about a tablespoon of coffee for every 6oz. of water.
Next, you need to be calm and enjoy your coffee. Chat with friends while you drink or simply sit, relax and drink slowly. The coffee must be drunk while you are calm or they say all the reader gets is sludge in a cup.
When you are done, turn your cup over onto the saucer and let the grounds dry. Note that it’s the cup being read not the saucer.
Take out a pen and sheet of paper. Look at the grounds and just write what comes to mind. Don’t look at the paper, just write what comes to mind. The answers will come to you. Don’t worry about what symbols you should see. As they say, it is in the eye of the beholder.
[tags] coffee,tasseomancy,fortune telling [/tags]
Originally posted on December 10, 2006 @ 11:56 am