EROF Week 6 – Emptiomancy

Background

There is no denying that we live in a world of consumerism. Millions of purchases and transactions are happening every second. The total retail amount of China and the US add up to over 100 trillion dollars.

There is no denying that we live in a world of abundance. Consumers purchase commodities not for filling their bellies but also for pleasure and entertainment.

What is worth noticing is that in the 21st century, people are getting used to buying things online, which is the prerequisite for emptiomancy, for all the records are now securely recorded without the fear of getting lost.

What Is Emptiomancy?

In a nutshell, emptiomancy (coined by the famous emptiologist Heng, emptio is the Latin word for purchase) is a form of divination based on the interpretation of one’s order history online. What you purchase can give insight into the future. The reader is the computer.

How Does It Work?

The steps to complete an emptiomancy are:

  • Select three recent purchases and one item on your wishlist (you can refer to the app which contains all your order history online if you forget what you have purchased)
  • The computer will place the items according to the spread
  • The computer will analyze the size, color, and category of the items and give feedback.

Item on the wish list: It represents the querent’s desires. In this case, the querent would desire something purer, without foreign substances, or to stay out of the trouble.

The most expensive item: It means what the querent should do to stay in luck. In this case, the querent should actively look for multiple opportunities at the same time.

The cheapest item: It indicates what the querent should not do recently. In this case, the querent should avoid things in pairs. Try to avoid dates as well.

The item of medium price: The querent’s personality. In this case, he/she is someone who cares and knows how to stay healthy.

Thoughts

I think that the biggest advantage of electronic rituals or divination over the traditional ones is that the use of computer unlocks more possibilities. For example, the tarot deck is a set of predetermined cards and each card represents certain meanings, which may lead to the situation that two querents get similar or even identical readings.

In the case here, the computer can analyze the size, color and many other attributes of the item to give more personalized and accurate results.

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