Post by Calli on Jun 16, 2014 20:59:36 GMT
ow-deer said:What is it?
Shufflemancy is a form of divination using the shuffling of songs to help answer questions. Many people, myself included, use it as a way to contact spirits or deities.
How can I do it?
Generally I use Pandora, because it’s personalized enough that I will recognize most of the songs and be able to get a good reading from them. I load up Pandora, set it to “shuffle all stations” and wait for an indicator song or gut feeling that I’ve connected with a deity or spirit.
What the heck is an indicator song?
This term was coined by Lilboneshaker, it’s a song you’ve assigned to a certain deity or spirit that will let you know it’s the one trying to contact you. For example, I work with Bast and I (jokingly) assigned her the song “Eye of the tiger”. So if that song were to come on I know that next song would be something she needed to tell me.
How do I figure out what it means?
Well, a lot of people have different memories and meaning assigned to certain songs. So first you should think if that song means anything in particular to you. Next you should examine the song title and lyric for any message that could be in response to your question. Another thing I do is analyze the type of song it is, if it’s cheery or sad, 3/4 time, 4/8 etc and what that could mean in relation to my interpretation. I tend to to ask my questions a few times to ensure the message was delivered.interpreted successfully (unless I was given a very straight forward answer).
So I hope that was enough basic info for you! Also, and this is just a personal choice, I catalog all the questions I’ve asked and songs given in response so that I can go back to them later to rethink them.
I've used this forever - I always call it "The question Game." The way I see it, is the "Universe" is sending a cryptic message, through song choice. Sometimes, it'll by the song's tone, it's title, the memories attached to it, the person you associate with it, etc. You just have to "feel it out."