It's fun to use an ouija board and ask it questions. Every one giggles and pretends to move the pieces to "trick" the others, but what happens when the board really "speaks"? It's also entertaining to light a candle and tell ghost stories, but one is dangerous and one is not. Is this because there might be some truth to the fact that Causimomancy is real?
It's difficult to believe that a good or bad omen can be foretold simply by lighting something on fire and "reading" its response. But, the act of engaging in such trickery will leave us susceptible to other practices that ARE real. The supernatural, having been reported in such detail and depth by so many people is believed by more than many initially claim. The spirit world, I believe, is real; our ability to contact it and converse with it; not real.
Causimomancy is an ancient practice that began in Greece. Because fire was so important in the early societies, there was an automatic divination assigned to it. A form of pyromancy, the "divination by fire", Causimomancy is considered to be the oldest and possibly the first forms of divination. Because it is not necessary to specify a certain object to be burned, many things have been used to determine a good or bad omen.
It would seem that if you wished for a good omen, that something like a stick would not be used, as they burn slowly and don't really ignite. However, if the divinatory used a leaf, or piece of paper that does ignite and burn quickly, it's a sure thing to guarantee a good omen - isn't it?
The importance of fire for many cultures has caused the practice of Causimomancy to be used more than any of form of divination. Of the others, all are similar in that they use the natural energies all around them to interpret things for others. Healings have taken place miraculously and catastrophies have been avoided for thousands as the energies are interpreted and read by those with "psychic" eyes. Someone once said that there are things that are known and things that are unknown, and that in between were the doors...using these "doors" is how the information travels, or how the travelers go to the information...either way, the information you want is right at your fingertips if you practice Causimomancy...just make sure they don't get burned.