The Oracle of Hebeloma
an exercise in integrated apophenia and introspection
This oracle is an electronic implementation of A Practicum on Divination via Cleromancy by Hebeloma Crustuliniforme (2019). It projects the future into a fourteen-dimensional space, in which each axis is associated with a spectrum of a quality ranging from vice to virtue. The default is to select a reading based on a random process that weighs all fourteen axes equally. Alternatively, the relative weighting of the axes can be modified below. The readings are expressed in terms of interactions between a pair of individuals, who were among those seven youths and seven maidens sacrificed to the minotaur, which dwelt in an abandoned, Cretan mine.