One way I've been using the Bibliomancy Oracle is to offer another avenue for dream interpretation. I'm finding the results to be pretty fascinating and an excellent method to discover unseen possibilities.
Dream Example: Chris bought a new car. The dealer convinced him to buy two black jaguars (as in the cats) to go along with his (non-jaguar) car. I'm unhappy that Chris did this -- what are we going to do with wild animals? We can't control them, I insisted. As I drove the car down our old street, three black jaguars headed for us. I tried to avoid them, but they kept coming. I drove away and saw in the rearview mirror that they were in pursuit. I sped up and took highways that I wasn't familiar with that brought us to a high school sports ceremony dinner. It's not the dinner we were planning on attending, but it would do. I looked at my watch and it showed that two of the jaguars were 0 miles away, they were very close. The third jaguar was several miles away. My watch also told me how many tears the jaguars shed.
What is the first black jaguar?
Arms can move a head, that’s the trouble;
feet argue constantly with other feet
and treat the ground poorly.
from “Conspiratory Love Poem Addressing All Imaginable Possibilities” by Shafer Hall
What is the second black jaguar?
This is a night of evenly spaced-
out escalators. This is a night of werewolves.
from “This is a Night of Evenly Spaced-Out Escalators” by Zachary Schomburg
What is the third black jaguar (the one farther behind)?
what is love without arrows?
from “The Young Astronomer In His Ecstasy” by Miguel Murphy
What do the jaguars want?
It must be so lonely. Selling shoes
for eternity, never learning any new jokes.
from “Of All The Dead People I Know” by Karyna McGlynn
What are the jaguars’ tears about?
remember the mystery/light when you were
new you can learn the body
again you can get wasted
like a language the desert is also a distance
from “Map of the Things You Forgot” by Cindy St. John
What will happen if/when the jaguars catch me?
one-twelfth of our lives is wasted
standing in a line.
from “They say” by Laura Kasischke
What is this high school celebratory dinner about?
Use your imagination. Close your eyes
and make a wish. Say the magic words.
from “Late Invocation for Magic” by Jim Daniels
Hmm, ok, I better go make that wish now.
Last night I asked the oracle for today's mantra:
Shut your eyes to what a worm he is, concentrate on his caress—but know
Every half-truth is bound to call up its suppressed synoptic double.
from “I Too Have Been to Candyland” by Anthony Madrid
Well, ok then, shutting my eyes as I type.