I did a bibliomantic divination using James Joyce's Finnegans Wake this afternoon on th train. Basically, that means I pointed to a random line on a random page & made note of it to see what advice it offers. I got th following, from page 572:
Perhaps it represents a call to enjoy myself & pay attention to sound & color.
[This I set out to do as I wandered in wonder around th Shedd Aquarium today. If you want to experience pure absurd beauty, watch an octopus move from point A to point B; what a ridiculously beautiful world, this!]
As for Iniivdluaritzas! who knows? I came up with an anagram:
Joyce may not have meant that, but I do like it.
This may represent th beginning of a larger project. I've got lots of little divination systems that amuse me. I tentatively mapped six of them to th six sides of a die for potential use:
1 .. Deck of Lies
[Th Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley consists of 93 chapters & their commentaries; I created a deck of 93 cards allowing me to select from th chapters at random.]
2 .. I Ching
3 .. Tarot
4 .. 8 colors of magick
[Peter Carroll proposes an 8-dimensional model of various "magicks" - I'd roll a D8 to pick one magick to focus on for that day: pure, war, thinking, sex, ego, love, wealth, death.]
5 .. Finnegan's Wake
6 .. 6 Reality Tunnels
[Another Peter Carroll idea. See MUSICK.]
I won't adhere to this too strictly; I'll allow for spontenaity & probably change this mapping as I go. In fact, I have already found that combining th Deck of Lies with th 8 magicks works quite well, so I may combine those on th map & put something else on it. I welcome suggestions.
[I may eventually add Ifa, an African system of 256 stories related to Santeria & Voudou, to th mix, when I aquire this book.]
I do all this to disorder my personal universe & create new pathways for spontaneous growth & other pretentious-sounding twaddle. Also for something to do. Don't call me superstitious; I remain agnostic about everything everywhere.
[Everything is stupid & meaningless, & I fucking love it!]
I hope you've had a ludicrous 23rd of May (Slave Time)!
Much love to all,
~Androse th Nim