bunny wrote:What I mean is that those who practice divination by asking any random spirit/being to aid them is in full knowledge of what that means. They understand that they could receive an angry one or a benevolent one. It is part of their method of divinationa and they understand the risks. Or at least they should, if they had a decent divination teacher they would know this.
Apparently no, in some cultures some folk divination methods are so well known that untaught, untrained people used them without knowing the risks fully.
For example, in Chinese community there is a Chinese version of Ouija. It has been used by people who received instructions through hearsay only. It is believed that in this practice answers are given by any spirit/ghost. Some users do not know what implications that may have, but use it anyway. I think a significant number of people use Tarot cards in a similar way, without proper training and instructions. I do not recommend the use of divination in such a way.