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Mah Jongg Divination

To: alt.divination,alt.magick.tyagi
From: (Gratuitous Pseudonym)
Subject: Re: Mah Jongg Divination
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 96 18:43:42 GMT

In article <4krjnk$>,
    (nagasiva) wrote:

>I have wondered when popular games would begin inspiring
>divination devices.  I've contemplated a chess divination
>device for a while now, and have experimented with I Ching
>and tarot using different but parallel tools (playing card
>decks, magick square comparision with I Ching, once I devised 
>a system of symbolic association using 3 rocks and the I Ching, 
>used a quasi-tarotic tantric card oracle in a longterm Siva
>invocation, etc.)

That delightful old crackpot, Ophiel, wrote "The Practical Guide to 
Divination" in which he recommended ways to divine from solitaire games and 
from chess.  He assigned an I Ching hexagram to each of the sixty-four squares 
on the chessboard and played against himself.  The position of the white king 
at the end of the game was the beginning hexagram and the position of the 
black king was the hexagram it moved to.

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