Meditation #2 Oracle Deck

Electronic Rituals, Oracles and Fortune Telling

Syllabus

Invent your own “oracle deck.” Your deck doesn’t have to be a physical object (though it can be). Keeping in mind the formal characteristics of cleromancy discussed in class, consider how digital media can complicate/diminish/augment the parts and processes of a reading. (Some questions to get you started: Who gets to participate? Can a computer program be a “reader”? A “querent”? What can a “card” be? What can a “deck” be?)

Demo

“Difference”

I almost wrote this afternoon
instead, taking your point
of view, dissolving into it—
but then imagined
you half-awake, and irked,
into my future/current noon
texting for clarification.

 

“Marriage”

A heart is just soil.

Ask anyone.

A heartbeat is a blink.

A long blink is a scream.

A longer blink is sleep.

All night I am screaming.

 

“Husband”

The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
“Flirtation”
Outside the sun has rolled up
her rugs and night strewn salt
across the sky.
My heart is humming a tune
I haven’t heard in years.
“Lullaby”

By day, I admit no shadow as backup:

crow, please keep your clever forensics.

What would I do with a cardboard guitar,

a map of the planets,

and a box of building blocks,

alone?

 

 

Poem source from here.

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