The Jimmy Buffett Oracle
pieced together by: MJD
People seek to open to the gods in various, strange ways. After looking at some
oracles in the ancient world, I pieced this one together from their examples. It
seems to follow the same theory, except it uses quotes from Jimmy Buffett songs
instead of the Illiad or the Bible. All lyrics come from margaritaville.com,
and I've only altered them to try and fix some punctuation and a bit of
spelling, or maybe to reflect what Jimmy is actually singing.
The most interesting part of this exercise was realizing how much the
internalization of the text in question affects the reading. My internalization
of the Jimmy Buffett lyrics adds amazing layers of interpretation to this
that I would have never expected. I'll talk about that in a separate article.
The source oracles are also available, drawn from the Homeric
Oracle in the Greek Magical Papyri and a collection of Christian
oracles from several centuries later.
The verse will be picked randomly each time you refresh this screen.
This one might match up better with specific questioning ("Should I dump my boyfriend?" types of questions) than the Homeric or
Christian oracles did, but I think it should still be used to guide your day,
rather than answer specific problems.
Today's verse, specific to you, is:
So says the Jimmy Buffett Oracle. May it help you!
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