Bibliomancy



divination by means of a book, especially the Bible, opened at random to some verse or passage, which is then interpreted.
Historical Examples

Witch, Warlock, and Magician William Henry Davenport Adams

noun
prediction of the future by interpreting a passage chosen at random from a book, esp the Bible
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