Tag Archives: fortune-telling

Too hot for a cold reading

“Philosophers / must ultimately find / their true perfection // in knowing all / the follies of mankind / -by introspection.” – Piet Hein, Grooks, “The Ultimate Wisdom.” 陰陽師身の上知らず(On’youji mi no ue shirazu;“The diviner knows not their own fate”) Definition: … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese, Kotowaza | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Magic Monday – They found not a heart within the beast

Augury Some variant of this spell exists in every land, in response to humanity’s voracious need for knowledge. The details are not important compared to the process: the magician must enter a meditative state, observe a source of randomness, and … Continue reading

Posted in Rules | Tagged , , | Leave a comment