Conchomancy - Seashell Divination

Course Tutor: Athene Moon

Number of Lessons: 12

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: None

Cost: £12 for unlimited access and tutor support

Description & Details:

Conchomancy is the use of seashells to perform divination. The art of reading the future or gaining insight into matters using seashells is truly ancient and has been employed by many cultures the world over. In this course, we will explore the origins of shell divination, the methods in which it is traditionally conducted, how to go about collecting your own shells, applying meaning and creating a practice suited to your own needs and preferences.

By the end of this course, students will:

Course Modules:

Lesson 1 - A history of shell divination

Lesson 2 - Every shell has a story

Lesson 3 - A treasury of shells

Lesson 4 - Casting methods

Lesson 5 - The casting circle

Lesson 6 - Applying more layers

Lesson 7 - Selecting your shells

Lesson 8 - Numbers

Lesson 9 - Assigning meaning

Lesson 10 - Charging your shells

Lesson 11 - Casting & interpretation

Lesson 12 - Post readings

Course requirements & additional resources:

Students need access to a computer or devise that meets the system requirements. For details concerning computer and browser requirements go to:

Access your courses on the go with the mobile app. From any device, students can:

• View grades and course content

• Submit assignments

• Keep track of course work with to do list and calendar

• Send and receive messages 

Students will need access to material in order to construct their own casting circle and means of obtaining a set of seashells. Links to additional resources and recommended book titles have been provided but are not essential for completion. 

Coursework & Certificate

This course has been graded as having a “Moderate” level of assignment and course work. In addition to reading through the slide presentations, students will need to complete a series of short assignments, a quiz and final exam where they will need to conduct a reading and then write up their experience. Students will be able to download a course certificate on completion of all the required elements.