Monday, November 28, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.333: Oculus Bibliomantic Bookmark

The oculus is a leather bookmark stamped with a tentacular design (which I'm treating here as minimally qualifying it as a 'Lovecraftian' artefact), and which includes a small magnifying glass in its centre for use in (presumably Lovecraftian) bibliomancy - the idea being that you randomly place the bookmark on a page of text with a view to divining some kind of occult significance from the word upon which the viewing glass alights. Well I've just tried it using my Arkham House copy of At the Mountains of Madness and all I got was 'surmises', which frankly is a bit rubbish. Time to call out occult tech support - it looks like my oculus is broken!

No comments:

Post a Comment