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Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Shalu on November 20, 2009, 12:09:12 PM
Long back i saw in discovery channel , a woman with her origin fom persia reads people\'s fortunes though coffee cups.
like you have a problem, you approach her and she offers you coffee.
after you have it, she asks you to leave last drops and leaves the cup upside down for a while and listens to you.

after an hour she looks into the cup, in which remaining coffee drops dries up and forms a pattern on cup\'s inner surface.
she reads the pattern as if they\'re persian script and interprets them according to your problem and guides you.

anyone knew such people and methods? pls share them
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Shalu on November 20, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
Drinking Turkish coffee is a centuries-old ritual, enjoyed best in company and sometimes followed by some fortune telling.

As the poet says,

\"Not the coffee, nor the coffeehouse is the longing of the soul

A friend is what the soul longs for, coffee is just the excuse\".

Turkish coffee differs from percolator and instant varieties, in terms of the way it is grinded and served. Coffee beans are roasted a few times and then grinded very fine. Turkish coffee is prepared in tiny pots called cezve, which can be used to make two cups of coffee at each shot. For perfect coffee, first put two cups of water in the cezve, and then add two spoons of Turkish coffee. When the coffee starts to boil, a thin layer of foam will appear on the surface of the liquid. Using a spoon, distribute this foam among the cups. Then boil the coffee in the cezve until it foams up again, and break it among the cups. This boiling action gives it its unique taste. Traditionally, each cup of coffee should be served along with a glass of water. Sugar may be added to taste into the cezve right before the cooking stage. One will be asked to specify the amount of sugar when ordering, sweet, sekerli, medium sweet, orta sekerli, and plain, sade.

Yet, the most distinguishing feature of Turkish coffee is neither the way it is grinded nor the way it is boiled. Turkish coffee is unique because it allows your fortune to be told by looking at the cup. This custom of coffee cup reading is at least as old as Turkish coffee itself, and it is repeated with each and every cup consumed. While this can be done casually among friends, it is also possible to consult professionals. So how a coffee cup is read, how can shapes trapped in a tiny cup reveal the future?

Firstly, the coffee should be drunk only from one side of the cup. When the coffee is finished, the saucer is placed on top of the cup, and a wish is made. With the saucer still covering the top, the cup is held at chest level and turned counter-clockwise a few times. Following this, the cup is turned upside down onto the saucer, and left to cool. Sometimes a coin may be placed on top to make the cup cool faster and to dispel bad omens that could be read from it. When the coffee cup is cool enough, someone other that the person who drunk the coffee opens the cup, and starts interpreting the shapes for divination.

Coffee cup reading is a widespread and popular fortune telling method, which speaks of both the past and the future. For divination purposes, the coffee cup is considered in two horizontal halves. The shapes in the lower half talk of the past, whereas shapes in the top half talk of the future. The shapes that feature on the right side are usually interpreted positively, while shapes on the left are interpreted as signs of bad events, enemies, illnesses, troubles, and the like. According to another belief, the coffee cup can tell the past but it can only foretell forty days into the future. Hence the practice of coffee cup reading cannot interpret the future that lies beyond forty days. In addition, if, at the reading stage, the cup and the saucer are firmly stuck, and the person is having trouble separating them, it is believed that this particular cup should not be read. This is a case of “prophet’s fortune telling,” where it is assumed that the person who has drunk from the cup is lucky, and does not need to have their fortune read. Similarly if a large chunk of coffee grounds should fall to the saucer as the cup is being separated, the interpretation is that the owner of the cup will soon be rid of all troubles and sadness. According to another standard interpretation, if coffee drips onto the saucer as the cup is opened, the person who drunk is to soon shed tears.

After the interpretation of the shapes within the cup, it is time to interpret the shapes in the saucer, where the majority of the coffee grounds have dripped. The saucer is generally interpreted as the home of the person whose cup is being read, and it is said to give clues about their domestic life. If there are large blank areas on the saucer where the coffee has not touched, the interpretation is a sense of relief that will be experienced in the person’s home. If however the shapes on the saucer are confused and disorderly, this is taken to mean that there will be a funeral or illness-related crowd in this person’s house. During the reading, the reader holds the saucer straight and waits for coffee grounds and coffee to flow. At the end of the reading, the saucer is flipped over once. At this stage, if a drop of coffee manages to get behind, and half way into the saucer’s radius, this is taken as a sign that the wish made will come true. Another important consideration while reading someone’s coffee cup is not to say things that will make a person too happy or too sad.

Whether it happens spontaneously after a meal, or delivered by a professional, the ritual of having one’s coffee cup read is a widespread divination practice characteristic to Turkish coffee. Today, in Turkey, the number of coffeehouses which employ professional coffee cup readers is on the increase. Hence you enjoy a fine cup of Turkish coffee, and get mystical glimpses into your future.

Reference: Yesim Gokce (Bilkent University)/Turkish Cultural Foundation

Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: pallavi on November 20, 2009, 12:21:28 PM
interesting !!
i\'ve met psychic and tarot readers but never a coffee cup reader
do you know any such in india
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: deepa on November 21, 2009, 11:17:36 AM
i too saw this on TV
i think they showed a persian lady doing it in mumbai
she settled there and this coffee cup reading came to her ancestrally
her mother and grand mother also did same.
now she\'s expecting her daughter also to follow
ofcourse i saw this 4-5 years back, so may be by this time young girl must have picked this up in mumbai
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Sharmila on November 21, 2009, 06:57:09 PM
very interesting topic shalu..

did any1 know more abt this pls lemme know..
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: vhk on November 23, 2009, 04:43:42 PM
i saw it in discovery channel long back in which a person (actually he was an indian)goes around the world in search of diffrent food,cooking,eating... habbits  etc .In one episode he comes across this turkishh coffe den a lady of that restaurant asks him to put the cup inverted after finishing coffe, after some tim she looks into it & says about his fortune, i remember a little about wat she told (like his mothers health conditin was not so gud ....etc  )
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Ranjana on December 02, 2009, 10:13:35 AM
what alphabet/script patterns do they see in dried coffee?
what language/code is it
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Anoo on December 26, 2009, 02:12:04 PM
its arabic/persian font that is read in those dried coffee pattern inside the upside down cup.
it is believed that fate will make a person leave enough coffee so that a reader can go through it easily
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: HPG777 on February 22, 2010, 12:04:43 AM
i\'ve heard of this and had it done. but i\'m in texas :)
i\'ve also had somsone read incense smoke,a big bowl of water, trees wavnig in the wind, palms, cards, seashells (would shake in hands then throw on the ground and read), and ive heard u can read animals bones by throwing them on the ground and reading.

i also went to a guy who would give you a piece of paper and tell you to write your name and then he\'d scribble on it and read that...oh and a mexican tradition is to pray over a sick person or a worried person with an egg then crack it and pour it into water and read the shape the yolk makes. all kinds of different techniques out there! ;)
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Sushma on February 22, 2010, 12:34:27 AM
interesting ! i heard about incense smoke, cards, seashells(saw in india too)
but other methods are unseen for me so far
wonder what al methods ppl use to invoke intuition
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: HPG777 on February 24, 2010, 02:04:51 PM
dunno about intuition. maybe youre just born with it! i have verrry strong intuition and so does my mom. we can get physically nauseated from \"bad\" vibes  ;)
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: dridge on April 19, 2010, 01:40:27 AM
My mother told me when i was a kid that her grandmother practiced witchcraft and could tell the future for people through a coffe cup. Sounded crazy; my mom passed away 8 years ago, and i ask my grandma about it and she told the same thing. She described it kinda the way that Shalu ( at top of page) described it. By google; I found this page because I was curious of what i\'d heard. My great grandma was of Scottish desent, I dont know if it was a passed on Pagan thing or what, but it is intresting
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Samantha on April 19, 2010, 11:07:03 AM
coffee cup fortune telling is not actually witchcraft
its more related to intuition which you can have by birth and then some methods transmitted over generations

usually tarot readers, pyschic readers, coffee cup readers are mostly women because of their ying energy
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: dridge on April 21, 2010, 11:46:59 AM
Understood. She also did spells and rituals....dunno know for sure it was way befor my time. I myself have always had a feeling, kinda drawn to occultism and the science of the earth. I\'m currently studing numerology. I\'m from I small southern town, so all that is a secret. It easy to be put on the outside for having a logical open mind
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Ranjana on April 22, 2010, 11:08:40 AM
interesting !
does anyone still do it in your family
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: dridge on April 24, 2010, 10:17:42 AM
Nope the secrets died with her, as well as most of the stories; my mother past away when i was 19. my grandma is starting to slip. I ask if there was any books, was but none stayed in the family. Prob a good thing; I\'m a Freemason & I already have the debate over being a devil worshiper. Freemasonary does have roots in the occult, and alot of symbols have been hi-jacked from the Freemasons and used with the wrong meaning. Such as the pentagram, these rednecks around here freak the hell out at the sight of one..lolol
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: dridge on April 24, 2010, 10:22:59 AM
To make things worse I grew up my late teens and early 20\'s hangin out with romanian gypseys, They had a bad rep; basicly because they were different. I couldnt count the number of fights we be through together over smart ass crystal ball jokes...lolol
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: livinginNA on August 21, 2010, 04:11:52 PM
I used to do coffee cup fortune telling, but that was a while ago. It really does take practice and a good eye to be able to identify the images you see (animals, birds, eyes, planes...etc.). Each image + its location in the cup has a meaning.
I\'d love to brush up on my knowledge, I\'ll try to dig up an old notes book where I took some notes and will share them with you.
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Anoo on September 08, 2010, 03:27:17 PM
good to hear that livinginNA :)
waiting for your posts
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: Varenya on October 20, 2011, 10:05:41 PM
howcome i never saw this topic till now !
@livinginNA, waiting for you to update
Title: Coffee Cup fortune telling
Post by: life9+ on November 02, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
gudaftn frnds, if anyone knowing "coffee cup fortune telling" teaching in mumbai pls let know.
Also waiting for updates from livinginNA.