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Games and Divination Methods

To: alt.magick.chaos,alt.magick.tyagi
From: xiwangmu 
Subject: Games and Divination Methods
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 16:34:05 GMT

50030221 VII om

>> is there mysterious forces affecting the dice, which make the 
>> results anything but random? would it be any different if i just 
>> opened the book at any page? what is really going on with this?

Moonshadao :
> The real question is when you pass 'go' 

Go is a game with pebbles. I don't think it is mapped to Yijing,
though its dual-nature would probably be conducive to a match.

> do you use the 200 dollars 

I prefer calling square #40 "Mother Earth", as derived from
the original quaker instructional device called "The Landlords 
Game", rather than "Go" as in the Parker Brothers ripoff.

> to buy Marvin's Gardens or not?

Marvin Gardens is space #29, and given a single roll of the
2d6, cannot, even if one begins from space #39 (Boardwalk),
be landed upon using ordinary rules (2 x 6 = space #11,
St. Charles Place + no cards which force a move to #29).

given three full rolls of the dice, one may achieve landing
on space #29, but the value of purchasing the property for
its full price (rather than letting it go to auction) will
of course be determined by the particulars of the game in
progress and the advantages wielded by the landing player.

this is different than the question of what is really
going on in consulting Yijing, which is rather more
metaphysical than strategic. I have found it interesting
to consider the use of The Landlords Game and/or 
Monopoly as a divinatory device (look at Four Seasons,
or Chaturanga and Enochian Chess, for example, or 
Tarocchi and Tarot), but as yet I'm unsure that its 
serial nature or entropic race-to-own qualities are 
conducive to reliable and clear results (despite the 
fact that there are 22 landed properties and an obviously
quadratic composition making any Bohemian proud ;>).


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