divine numbers

anonymous asked:

Hey, could you send me the links you have about divination or just tarot if it's not too much trouble? Thank you for the help!

Hah, hah hah. I actually didn’t have ANY links at the ready. So I went and compiled all this for you. Hence why it took like 3-4 hours for me to answer this. Hope it helps!


Divination


Astrology / Star Reading


Cartomancy / Lenormand


Ceromancy / Ceroscopy / Candle Wax Divination


Lithomancy


Misc


Palmistry


Pendulums


Runes


Scrying


Shufflemancy


Stichomancy / Books


Tarot


Tasseography


* = external links

🌙🔮 witchy music 🎶🌿

I’m always searching for music that ignites and feeds my magickal energy, so here are a few of my very favorite artists that influence my practice. I hope one inspires you <3 (Thoughts coming from a Solar Pisces/Lunar Aquarian) 

SEVDALIZA (a Virgo)

Originally posted by culturevape

Like a divine author equipped with the forces of nature, she writes new laws of physics, crafting a universe in her music that exists purely to express her mind. Listen to her and your body will feel a little heavy, mind a little slower, and there will be a bloom of unity between physical sight and the inner eye. (Grounding & personal power, cursing, protection, cleansing) 

Listen to: Human, That Other Girl, Sirens of the Caspian, Clear Air

BANKS (a Gemini)

Originally posted by esgayduh

I listen to Banks at night. She captures that gloomy, dark, almost erotic feeling of camping alone or skinny dipping under a full moon. Her smokey voice makes me think of dark forests and nocturnal animals, rum and lighting cigarettes from embers. She makes me creative, like illustrating my grimoire or arranging my altar. (Moon magick, love & sex work, past life regression, potions)

Listen to: Mother Earth, Goddess, Gemini Feed, Weaker Girl, Poltergeist, Fuck With Myself

Liraz (a Gemini)

Liraz has an energy that flies into your heart and creates wings. Her voice is the voice of a river goddess who travels to villages during summer festivals and nourishes them. I hear her and I feel like I can conquer the treacherous deserts of life or simply wish them into an oasis. When I’m trying to manifest my goals, I can borrow her confidence and sharpness to get my work done. (Manifesting, self-love, full moons, kabbalah)

Listen to: Age Ya Rooz, Love Me Like You Do, Nozi Nozi, Zendegi, Ameneh

Bon Iver  (a Taurus)

Originally posted by foxbeard

I think everyone who listens to Bon Iver would agree that the best word to describe Justin Vernon’s style is “ethereal.” He has had a lot of influence on artists like Kanye, too. When I listen to Bon Iver, I feel my mind being exercised into finding patterns and meaning where I would otherwise look passed them. (Divination, healing, numbers, sacred geometry & sigils, crystals)

Listen to: 715 CR∑∑KS, Moon Water, Holocene, 666, Heavenly Father, Blood Bank

FKA twigs (a Capricorn)

Originally posted by spawnofthenarcissist

Her moon is in Sagittarius and her music makes that so obvious. It’s a journey with her, an adventure of twists and surprising pitches and beats that are difficult to identify. She is a master creator of a painted almost royal world. Like a candle or sand falling through my hands, she’s as familiar as she entrancing; a reality slightly altered. (Astral projection, dream work, tarot cards, astrology)

Listen to: Water Me, Pendulum, Video Girl

Types of Divination

ASTROLOGY is divination using celestial bodies: the sun, moon, planets, and stars.

CARTOMANCY is fortune telling using cards such as the Tarot.

CLAIRAUDIENCE is “clear hearing” of divinatory information. Parapsychologist generally regard as a form of extrasensory perception.

CLAIRVOYANCE is “clear seeing” of divinatory information. Parapsychologist generally regard as a form of extrasensory perception.

CRYSTALLOMANCY is divination through crystal gazing.

DOWSING or DIVINING RODS are methods of divination where a forked stick is used to locate water or precious minerals.

NUMEROLOGY is the numerical interpretation of numbers, dates, and the number value of letters.

OCULOMANCY is divination from a person’s eye.

PALMISTRY is the broad field of divination and interpretation of the lines and structure of the hand.

PRECOGNITION in an inner knowledge or sense of future events.

PSYCHOMETRY is the faculty of gaining impressions from a physical object and its history.

RADIESTHESIA is the general term for divination using a device such as a divining rod or pendulum. Other forms include “table tipping” which was practiced at the White House in the 19th century, the Ouija board, automatic writing (or superconscious writing), and scrying.

SCIOMANCY is divination using a spirit guide, a method generally employed by chanelers.

SCRYING is a general term for divination using a crystal, mirrors, bowls of water, ink, or flames to induce visions.

TASSEOGRAPHY is the reading of tea leaves that remain in a tea cup once the beverage has been drunk.

Uncommon Types of Divination

 

AEROMANCY divination from the air and sky, particularly concentrating on cloud shapes, comets, and other phenomena not normally visible in the heavens.

ALECTRYOMANCY is divination whereby a bird is allowed to pick corn grains from a circle of letters. A variation is to recite letters of the alphabet noting those at which a cock crows.

ALEUROMANCY is divination using “fortune cookies”; answers to questions are rolled into balls of dough and once baked are chosen at random.

ALOMANCY is divination by table salt.

ALPHITOMANCY uses special cakes that are digestible by persons with a clear conscience but are unpleasant to others.

ANTHROPOMANCY is the long-outlawed means of divination by human sacrifice.

APANTOMANCY is divination through chance meetings with animals (e.g., a black cat), birds, and other creatures. Mexico City is said to have been founded where Aztec soothsayers saw an eagle flying from a cactus carrying a live snake.

ARITHMANCY or ARITHMOMANCY is an earlier form of NUMEROLOGY where divination is made through numbers and the number value of letters.

ASTRAGLOMANCY or ASTRAGYROMANCY is a form of divination by dice where the faces of the dice bear numbers and letters.

AUGURY is the general term for the art of divination and is chiefly applied to interpretations of signs and omens.

AUSTROMANCY is divination by the study of the winds.

AXIOMANCY is divination through the observation of how an ax or hatchet quivers or points when driven into post.

BELOMANCY is an ancient form of divination performed by tossing or balancing arrows.

BIBLIOMANCY involves divination by books.

BOTANOMANCY is divination from burning tree branches and leaves.

BUMPOLOGY strictly a modern term, a popular nickname for PHRENOLOGY

CAPNOMANCY is the study of smoke rising from a fire.

CATOPTROMANCY is an early form of crystal gazing that utilizes a mirror turned to the moon to catch moonbeams.

CAUSIMOMANCY is divination from behavior of objects placed in a fire.

CEPHALOMANCY refers to divination with the skull or head of a donkey or goat.

CERAUNOSCOPY seeks to draw omens from the study of thunder and lightning.

CEROSCOPY, CEROMANCY is a form of fortune telling in which melted was is poured into cold water.

CHIROMANCY is divination from the lines on people’s hands.

CHIROGNOMY is the study of the general hand formation.

CLEROMANCY is divination by “casting lots”, similar to dice but with objects such as pebbles or sea shells.

CLIDOMANCY or CLEIDOMANCY is divination using a dangling key. see RADIESTHESIA.

COSCINOMANCY is divination using a hanging sieve. see RADIESTHESIA.

CRITOMANCY is the study of barley cakes.

CROMNIOMANCY is divination using onion sprouts.

CYCLOMANCY is the practice of divination from a turning wheel.

DACTYLOMANCY is an early form of RADIESTHESIA using a dangling ring.

DAPHNOMANCY requires one to listen to laurel branches crackling in an open fire.

DEMONOMANCY is divination with the aid of demons.

DENDROMANCY is divination with either oak or mistletoe.

GASTROMANCY is an ancient form of ventriloquism whereby the voice is lowered to a sepulchral tone and prophetic utterances are delivered in a trance state.

GELOSCOPY is the divination from the tone of someone’s laughter.

GENETHLIALOGY is divination by the influence of the stars at birth.

GEOMANCY is the study of figures on the ground and the influence of the Earth’s “currents”.

GRAPHOLOGY is the analysis of character through handwriting.

GYROMANCY is a divination procedure where a person walks in a circle marked with letters until they become dizzy and stumble at different points, thus spelling out a prophesy.

HALOLMANCY see ALOMANCY

HARUSPICATION is fortune-telling by means of inspecting the entrails of animals, as practiced by priests in ancient Rome.

HIEROMANCY or HIERSCOPY is divination by observing object of ancient sacrifice.

HIPPOMANCY is a form of divination from the stamping and neighing of horses.

HOROSCOPY is the practice of casting of astrological horoscopes.

HYDROMANCY is divination by water including the color, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.

ICHTHYOMANCY is divination using fish.

LAMPADOMANCY is divination using lights or torches.

LECANOMANCY uses a basin of water for divination.

LIBANOMANCY is the study of incense and its smoke.

LITHOMANCY is divination using precious stones of various colors.

MARGARITOMANCY is the procedure of using bouncing pearls.

METAGNOMY is the divination using “visions” received in a trance state.

METEOROMANCY is divination from meteors.

METOPOSCOPY is the reading of character using the lines if the forehead.

MOLEOSOPHY is the study of moles and indicators of a person’s character and future indications.

MOLYBDOMANCY draws mystic inferences from the hissing of molten lead.

MYOMANCY is the study of the prophetic meaning of behavior of rats and mice.

OINOMANCY is divination using wine.

OMPHALOMANCY is counting the number of knots in the umbilical cord to predict how many more children the mother will have.

ONEIROMANCY is the interpretation of dreams and their prophetic nature.

ONOMANCY is the study of the meaning of names.

ONOMANTICS is the application of ONOMANCY applied to personal names, particularly in the sense of occult interpretation.

ONYCHOMANCY is the study of fingernails.

OOMANTIA and OOSCOPY is the method of divination by eggs.

OPHIOMANCY is divination from serpents.

ORNISCOPY and ORINITHOMANCY is the study of omens associated with birds, particularly birds in flight. see APANTOMANCY

OVOMANCY is another type of egg divination.

PEGOMANCY concerns itself with spring water and bubbling fountains and the omens contained therein.

PHRENOLOGY is the long practiced study of head formations.

PHYLLORHODOMANCY is a means of divination whereby one slaps a rose petal against the hand and judges the favorability of the omen by the loudness of the sound.

PHYSIOGNOMY is the study of character analysis through physical features.

PSYCHOGRAPHY is a form of mysterious writing having a divinatory nature.

PYROMANCY and PYROSCOPY are forms of divination by fire or flame, often assisted by substances thrown onto the flames.

RHABDOMANCY is divination using a stick or wand. These methods were forerunners of the divining rod.

RHAPSODOMANCY is a means of divination using a book of poetry whereby the book is opened at random and a passage read.

SIDEROMANCY is the burning of straws with a hot iron, the resulting figures having divinatory properties.

SORTILEGE is the casting of lots and the assessment of omens indicated.

SPODOMANCY is divination using cinders or soot.

STICHOMANCY is another form of throwing open a book and selecting a random passage for the purpose of divination.

STOLISOMANCY draws omens from the way people dress.

SYCOMANCY is performed by writing messages on tree leaves; the slower they dry, the more favorable the omen. A modern variation is to write on slips of paper (always including one blank) and rolling them up. They are then held in a strainer over a boiling pot; the first to unroll will be answered.

TEPHRAMANCY is divination by ashes obtained from the burning of tree bark.

TIROMANCY is a type of divination using cheese.

XYLOMANCY is divination from pieces of wood, either from their shape when collected or their appearance while burning.

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  • Hannibal - 3.12 - 3.13
  • Botticelli’s “Chart of Hell”

We’ve had a lot of symbolism about Dante’s Inferno this season. This jump would have two different views. It’s a real jump but it’s also a metaphorical jump. Will’s descent to Hell.

Botticelli’s “Chart of Hell” furnishes a panoptic display of the descent made by Dante and Virgil through the “abysmal valley of pain”.

The painting is similar to the cliff where Hannibal and Will jumped.

From Dante’s Inferno: “Conscious that he is ruining himself and that he is falling into a “low place” where the sun is silent, Dante is at last rescued by Virgil, and the two of them begin their journey to the underworld.
Having survived the depths of Hell, Dante and Virgil ascend out of the undergloom to the Mountain of Purgatory on the far side of the world.”

In this budding age of technology, it’s no surprise that a younger generation of witches is turning to a new form of divination: an exciting and interesting practice dubbed ‘shufflemancy’.

  • Shufflemancy - the use of a music player, usually an mp3 player or an iPod, to divine the future, optimal course of action, or the state of the world. This is done by setting the iPod to shuffle, skipping forward a certain number of times, and listening to the song (or songs) played and determining their meaning.

Usually technological forms of divination are frowned upon by older members of the pagan community, but in this case, shufflemancy is gaining ground. Not as flashy or as impersonal as divination applications that simply be downloaded onto a phone, shufflemancy is as accurate or as vague as the diviner wants it to be.

What makes shufflemancy so great? Why are people drawn to it as a form of divination?

  • Much like a tarot deck speaks to its user, a device full of music speaks to them in similar ways. The difference is that more time is put into creating the answers given from a device used for shufflemancy. Sometimes users can feel a disconnect from their tarot decks, as they did not create the cards, and thus, did not create their meaning. However, this is not the case for this form of divination. Every song on the device is there because it spoke to the diviner on some level of their personality, from the deep recesses of their inner feelings touched by songs like ‘Take me to Church’ to feelings of happiness found while listening to songs like ‘It takes Two’. Diviners don’t have to worry about pulling something that doesn’t speak to them, because a device used for shufflemancy can be tailored to serve their needs. Shufflemancy also has the unique ability to have as many (or as few) answers as the diviner wants, whereas tarot decks have a set number.

There’s no specific, set way to practice shufflemancy- it’s something you do on your own, and it’s completely self guided. Any diviner who tries to sell it as a prescribed, specific method is wrong, and should not be policing people’s practice. There is no ‘standard’ way to do it, but here are some tips to help some first time diviners.

  1. Tailor your device to your needs. It’s your music, don’t be afraid to take songs off or add them on as you see fit. If you feel soundtracks or background music speaks to you better than music with lyrics, that’s fine. Use that. Same goes for if you’re comfortable with Panic! at the Disco or AC/DC. It doesn’t have to be all Enya and Misty Mountains. also, don’t be afraid to just use a playlist if you have music on your device you don’t want to have for answers. Loading up a playlist with anything from 7 to 7000 songs is your choice, and nobody can judge you for it.

  2. Choose songs that have meaning to you. This doesn’t mean every song has to be deep and soulful. By all means, add happy, upbeat, and crazy songs to your shufflemancy playlist. But it’ll be frustrating for you if you keep trying to divine and come up with songs that you don’t even like on your list. It’s much easier for you (and for your practice!) if you stick to songs you know and love. If you’re having a hard time picking songs, just close your eyes and listen to the song you can’t decide on, and think on whether it has meaning to you, however small. If so? Good! Use it. If not? Maybe choose something else. You can always come back to it later.

  3. Choose whatever skip count feels right to you. One of the interesting things about shufflemancy is that most diviners ‘skip’ a number of songs so their playlist is randomized. Don’t feel like you have to stick with the standard ‘special’ numbers, like 3, 7, or 9. If those numbers feel right to you, feel free to use them! But don’t feel like numbers like 5, 14, or even 22 are bad skip counts. And don’t feel like you have to keep using the same skip count each time. Be as consistent or inconsistent as you want to be. The same goes for how many songs you listen to. If one isn’t enough, don’t feel like you can’t listen to more.

  4. It’s a good idea to meditate when you shufflemancy. Focus is true for any form of divination. It’s a good idea to focus on your cards when you do tarot, or focus on the pendulum when you use that too! It’s hard to connect with your device and the music on it when you’re rushed, or in a hurry, so sometimes it’s a good idea to sit somewhere comfortable and quiet, get into a position you can stay in for a while, and just sit back and listen. Meditation doesn’t always have to be at home though- some people like to shufflemancy while they’re driving, cooking, or cleaning! These tasks are easy to tune out while you listen to music (although, I don’t condone tuning out while you drive, obviously!) and in a busy day, it’s hard for some diviners to set time aside to practice.

In short, the best way to practice shufflemancy is the way that feels right to you! This is a new and exciting form of divination that’s accessible to a young generation of witches, and will likely only gain traction as times goes on. Don’t feel like this form of divination is ‘lesser’ or ‘not as witchy’ as other forms. It’s just as legitimate, just as meaningful, and just as ‘pagan’ as anything else.

Happy divining!


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“There are a great number of divine beings incarnate (sleeping buddhas) that are not yet ready to AWAKE from their fascination with this neural-interactive sensory dream called ‘life’. Be patient with them, when they are ready to unplug from the ego-matrix, …they will.”  ~Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)


Gif artist credited to George RedHawk

Catch of the Day: Cosima's Geeky Ink

ORPHAN BLACK: Not only is Cosima the hot one, she’s also the brainiest gal in Clone Club. So, it’s no surprise that her nautilus tattoo is about as clever and geeky as she is!

The nautilus shell is famous for its resemblance to the Fibonacci spiral, which can be created with numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.

The sequence itself is 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89… and so on. The next number is found by adding up the two previous numbers in the sequence. If you were to take the ratio of two successive numbers (say 21 and 34 for example) their ratio would be close to Phi φ (1.618034), also known as the “Golden Ratio.” Now, I know what you’re thinking…

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But hold tight, this is where it gets really cool. You’ll be dorking out quicker than you can say “fecundity.”

This golden ratio goes by many names: the golden mean, the golden proportion, the golden number, the divine proportion, the cosmic code, sacred geometry, and even the fingerprint of God. All of this culminates in the theory that this golden ratio and its accompanying spirals can be found all around us, such as in the distribution of leaves on a plant, the seeds of a sunflower, the spiral of swirling galaxies in space, and even in the curve of the double helix in our DNA.

Adolf Zeising, a German mathematician and philosopher, who, in his studies, found the golden ratio frequently in nature, described this phenomenon in his writing, “Of a Universal Law.“

“The golden ratio is a universal law in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form.”

Golden ratio in the human arm.

Many suggest that these divine proportions were used in art by many of the masters during the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci is believed to have used these proportions to compose many of his finest works, including The Last Supper, the Mona Lisa, and the Vitruvian Man.

A mathematical property that can be found in art, plants, and even our DNA? Now doesn’t that sound like something Cosima would totally dork out about?

Nice poster, Cosima.

It sure looks like it.

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Written by: dweebitdorkit

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Yuhuk is the chief god of the Ultïntar of the Ultïn Haganate, a formless, all-encompassing deity epitomizing the breadth of the sky and the ever-shifting clouds that pass across its dome.

Yuhuk is believed to reside in a heavenly realm known to its worshippers as the Boundless Flight, a term also used to refer to the god’s divine servants, who number in the trillions but are commanded by seven hundred thousand Kalmashtar, “feathers of Yuhuk”, a race of many-limbed demigods with blindingly reflective skin, who themselves answer to one hundred and twenty-one Kanashtar, “wings of Yuhuk”, living, moving constellations created from the bone-dust of Yuhuk’s forty stone-fleshed offspring, all of whom have died from old age. The Kalmashtar are supposedly able to descend to Muka’s surface and defend Yuhuk’s worshippers in times of dire need; the Kanashtar, however, are far larger than the planet Muka itself and would surely destroy it if they passed into mundane reality.

Unbeknownst and unfathomable to all but the most enlightened of its worshippers, Yuhuk is in fact a massive cylindrical vessel composed entirely of a powerful magical substance, its size thousands of times greater than the star Muka orbits. it was constructed by an impossibly complex, formless sentience in the distant cosmos to make a point to another impossibly complex, formless sentience in a quadrillions-year-long ongoing debate, the original subject of which has long been forgotten by both parties. Its many children are shape-changing creatures able to fly through the space between worlds at immense speeds, born in far, black silence out of its invisible form, for every meter of Yuhuk’s hull is like a womb.

Priests of Yuhuk are referred to as Jalïntar. Much like the the Nyali of Ngeni, their primary function in Ultïn society is to interpret any signs that Yuhuk might send to them, but whereas the Nyali interpret divine messages in order to relay them to worshippers, the Jalïntar rarely share such secrets with the common people, preferring to keep them to themselves and meditate upon their meaning.

The blessings lavished by Yuhuk upon its priests come in the form of divine nourishment and protection from harm; Jalïntar never fall ill, barely need to eat or drink, and are able to survive attacks from all but the most potent of battle-wizards. Some even theorize that the Kalmashtar of the Boundless Flight – or at least a portion of them – are in fact the eldest of the Jalïntar, blessed to such a degree that they become entirely immortal, shrugging off their human forms, and ascend to the realm of their god in a whirlwind of shimmering meditation-poses.

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If you want to find the secrets of the Universe think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration-  Nikola Tesla

Some Types of Divination

DIVINATION - The practice or ability of telling the future, past, or present of One’s life by using various natural or psychological techniques

Originally posted by whimsically-intuitive

  • AMNIOMANY: Divination by using a Cauldron 
  • ANTHROPOSCOPY: Divination by reading Facial Features 
  • ARITHMANCY: Divination by reading Numbers 
  • ASTROLOGY: Divination by interpreting the Plants and Stars 
  • BOTANOMANCY: Divination by studying Herbs 
  • CAPNOMANCY: Divination by interpreting Smoke 
  • CARTOMANCY: Divination by reading Cards 
  • CATOPTROMANCY: Divination by gazing into a Mirror 
  • CHIROMANCY: Divination by reading Hands 
  • DOWSING: Divination by using Forked Stick or Wires 
  • GENETHLIALOGY: Divination by interpreting the placements of the Stars at One’s Birth 
  • GEOMANCY: Divination by intrepreting dots on Dirt Particles, or Marks on the Earth 
  • HALOMANCY: Divination by using Salt 
  • HOROSCOPY: Divination by interpreting One’s Horoscope 
  • HYDROMANCY: Divination by using Water 
  • LAMPADOMANCY: Divination by interpreting a Candle’s Flame 
  • LITHOMANCY: Divination by interpreting Stones 
  • NUMEROLOGY: Divination by interpreting Names and Numbers 
  • ONEIROMANCY: Divination by interpreting Dreams 
  • ONOMANCY: Divination by using the Letters of One’s Name 
  • PALMISTRY: Divination by interpreting the Lines and Aspects of One’s Hand(s) 
  • PESSOMANCY: Divination by interpreting Pebbles 
  • PHYSIOGNOMY: Divination by interpreting One’s Face 
  • PYROMANCY: Divination by using Fire 
  • RHABDOMANCY: Divination using a Divining Rod or Wand 
  • SCRYING: Divination by using a Crystal Ball 
  • THEOMANCY: Divination by using Oracles

I hope this helped in some way! I will put another guide up about Divination a little later! :D

Let me know if there are other things that you’d like me to post “Little Witchy Guides” on.

Brightest Blessings my Witchy Darlings! )0(

I haven’t even finished reading The hidden oracle, when uncle Rick tells me that this is next. I just can’t wait. And I just realized that if Percy is involved in this next prophecy is going to be third one (the divine number)

Originally posted by thejordanbowen

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Local man Nate Preshiram, who recently turned 17, was found dead today from sucking on seven hundred cocks. “He was dizzy when he was going to town on the 673rd one; we noticed something was up,” said Julio Suavez, a witness to the event (who categorized himself only as “the 299th cock”). “It wasn’t, like, choking on the 700th cock, either. He wasn’t gagging. The cock was out of his mouth and [Nate] literally just dropped dead. Crazy.”

Gabe Sutanto, 32-year-old store manager and the 700th cock, was particularly guilty about the event. “It was like…700 cocks? All fine? I think there might be something wrong with mine. But…my wife didn’t die after blowing me last night? Don’t use my real name in this article by the way.”

Roger Fink (the 66th cock) took a more spiritual route to the strange ordeal. “It was truly divine; a nice, round number, too. 700 cocks. Not 699, 700 cocks. Seven, as you know, is also a number attributed to luck, the gods, God, angels…I believe all who witnessed this strange event have been blessed in an incurable way.” Fink was arrested two hours later when he robbed a Pet Smart, drunkingly believing it to be “a gay bar for parakeets”.