An ancient kind of divination practiced with flour. Sentences were written on slips of paper, each of which was rolled up in a little ball of flour. These were thoroughly mixed up nine times and divided among the curious who were waiting to learn their fate. Apollo, who was supposed to preside over this form of divination, was surnamed Aleuromantis. The custom lingered in remote districts as late as the nineteenth century.
Waite, A. E. The Occult Sciences. 1891. Reprint, Secaucus, N.J.: University Books, 1974.