The best searching will be done alone even in a marketplace of teachers, because they can’t sell you your own soul. When you see your own path clearly, then you see life differently.
Why aren’t people discovering secret meaning in books all the time? Well, it’s simple. Many books are not written to contain the world. Modern books often are dwarfed in spirit so could work a little only, or not at all.
Would the language used also be part of why not? With English, it’s hard to place kaona on words. Kaona = multiples, many levels of meaning. Languages older than English were much more intuitive, like Latin, or Hebrew, the Hawaiian native tongue, or Sanskrit.
And spoke far more metaphorically. Poetry in a simple declarative sentence that creates mystery, because the metaphors contain a deep truth, and metaphysically poetry is literal. Poetry has power. More common language is base grunting from a metaphysical point of view.
There is a modern concept. They call it memetics. Memetics are units of communication that take on a life of their own, spread like a virus, and seem to operate without any volition on the individuals part. For it to be the power of suggestion would require you at some point to pay attention to and entertain the notion that an idea is true. Memetics show that these ideas don’t need to convince you.
An example of memetics is to reflect back on the older view, which in almost all cases is the more intuitive view. It is superior in that way and would grow if we adapted it, but looking back on the older view these memetic patterns are spirits, literally spirits. To our ancestors you didn’t have to go looking for spirits. This would be silly. They were right there wherever you are.
This is why the Bible is so strong, proverbs, story, poetry. It’s a complex book? Exactly why, but it’s not the only such book. The Pali Canon is, so are the Norse Eddas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Koran, all books of power.
To underscore the basics of bibliomancy. Perhaps the oldest “books” were cards, tablets, icons, but generally flat surfaces. In fact, secular card playing uses the term “book” for a subset of a deck of cards.
Divining stones/sticks similar? Exactly. The Norse even carved characters on their sticks, but systematic linking of insight to even an unmarked stick would still work.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.