Fortune Telling

In historical archives, one might find evidence that various forms of fortune-telling were practiced in ancient Egypt, China, Chaldea, and Babylonia as far back as 4000 BCE. High importance in ancient religion and medicine was attributed to prophetic dreams and oracular utterances. Fortune-telling is one of the most intriguing occupations.

Through the study of handwriting, facial characteristics, contours on the skull, or even lines on the palm of the hand, one can determine through various natural, psychological and other techniques the hidden significance or causes of past and future events alike.

The Fortune Teller, oil painting (1895) by Mikhail Vrubel

 Interpretation of the movements of heavenly bodies as influences on earthly events is a purpose of astrology art. Its tradition and roots are hidden under warm duvet made from a thousand legends as old as the world. One thing that is certain is that no one can give you a complete assurance whilst trying to predict your future.

The reality of the present is the only thing that matters, and no matter how clear the prediction is, it can only be applied to this very moment. Everything around us is in constant motion, like a stream of water, nothing stays still; life is never in passive mode, even when we can’t move we remain in motion still. In this way, fortune-telling is very similar to creating music process; one must stay tuned to the present moment and capture the best out of its fluids, transforming chaotic sounds into a harmony, creating a forecast through melodically composed sentences. Let’s try to foresee the future by plunging in to the world of musical signs.

Fortune Telling piano album by Anna Bondareva release date 20th of November!