• Tool of divination (coins with symbols on them) arisen out of ancient Chinese text
• “Symbol system used to identify order of random events” (wikipedia)
• For more see iChing at Wikipedia
• Ceremony used for a rite of passage into a specific group or society.
• Formal ceremony, may represent a transformation into a new societal role.
• Common initiations might include graduations or religious confirmations.
• Initiations are often used for people to join a coven (see wicca)
• Instinctive feeling or knowing without using conscious reasoning or rational thought process.
• Perceptive insight &/or understanding based on feeling rather than facts.
• The summoning of a deity, divine power, spiritual guides or angels for ritual, magical and/or spiritual purposes
• Request for assistance from spiritual sources higher than one’s self
• Said as a prayer or a chant
• Means of diagnosing illness or conditions by examining the iris of the eye