21st Century Divination: Googlemancy!
Bibliomancy has always been part of the school of divination. Originally, of course, the "reader" would use the bible: ask the question, open to a page at random (without looking) and point to a verse (again without looking). As a side note, I always wondered what would happen if the verse in question was "Judas hanged himself."
Being not of a biblical bent (duh!) but having been a theater major 20+ years ago, I quickly discovered that bibliomancy worked just fine with the complete works of Shakespeare. Same technique: close your eyes, open the book, and point to a line.
Of course, as with any form of divination, some interpretation is in order. Some sentences like "Cry havoc and cut loose the dogs of war!" means basically one thing, but "I am a spirit of no common rate" is a little more subtle.
Yesterday I stumbled across a divination term I hadn't seen before: Googlemancy. Apparently the technique is the same, but instead of the bible or Shakespeare, you use the Google search engine. You type in your question - or the key words of your question - and hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button.
Intrigued and skeptical, I decided to give it a try. The question uppermost on my mind is whether or not my family will ever be able to move away from the small, ugly, stinky New Mexico town we live in. So I typed a few keywords into Google and a blog popped up - a blog of someone I do not know. The things that leaped out at me from the blog was "temporarily exiled in ____" and the fact that the guy was really trying to make the best of things while he was here. I think the lesson here is obvious.
So my advice is: give Googlemancy a try! You never know what the Gods have to say - or how they choose to say it!
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