It's been said that theatre reveals what is behind so-called reality and that a text exists only as an event that reveals the reader’s self. And so we present our new Mimetic Oracle, which draws from 92 characters in six vintage plays, with 166 spoken lines and 31 stage directions in the mix. With the system, you randomly draw five characters and generate a script to illuminate whatever drama of life you find yourself in. There’s a detailed F.A.Q. which explains how the scripts are created, how to make sense of the dialogues, how to determine whether a reading is positive or negative, what to make of the various characters, and why these specific 6 plays were chosen for the system: http://www.mysteryarts.com/play/.
We generated a reading concerning the blood moon this evening:
Our scene begins somewhat ominously, with a deepening darkness: “They’re putting out all the lights.” We aren’t told who “they” are, but there’s a force beyond our immediate control that is behind the darkness. But then a character laughs, and soft music is heard in the distance along with some faintly chiming bells, so the feeling is less sinister than we might have first felt. Another character bemoans that it’s so dark she can’t even see stars or the moon, yet at that moment an old fiddler comes on stage, sits on a barrel, and begins tuning up. So the darkness isn’t foreboding but rather in preparation for a musical performance; house lights go down in advance of stage lights coming on. The fact that the scene ends with a fiddler indicates that there will be harmony. This is a decidedly positive reading, assuring us that any darkness associated with the blood moon is merely preparatory to something favorable.