Divining Basket Recipe

Take a small woven basket with a top; fill halfway with dirt.
Wet and pack it down, then let dry until hard.
Add selected seeds, pieces of resin, wood chips,
pottery shards, jewelry, shells and whatever else
seems right. Cover and shake, calling upon whatever
spirits you believe in. Then put the basket down.

Inhale, exhale, then open and look at where the objects are.
Their position will give clues to the causes
of misfortunes and what to do to put an end to them.
It may also hold clues to good fortune to come.
But you have to know how to read---both the lay
of single objects and the pattern'd chance of the all.

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