A method of divination by arrows that dates as far back as ancient Chaldea. It existed among the Greeks, and still later among the Arabians, although its use was forbidden by the Quran. One popular method was to throw a certain number of arrows into the air, and the direction in which the arrow inclined as it fell pointed out the course to be taken by the enquirer. Divination by arrows is related to rhabdomancy.
Waite, Arthur Edward. The Occult Sciences. 1891. Reprint, Secaucus, N.J.: University Books, 1974.