J S Kingfisher

 
 

Muzoracle

The Muzoracle

 

The Muzoracle is a tool for engaging the intuition and imagination through music and myth. A musical love child of Jeff, the Tarot, and the I Ching, the system consists of 89 cards, 12 twelve-sided dice marked with solfège (do, re, mi, etc.) and one "Musician's Die," marked with distinct musical pitches. The cards are based on harmonies, musicians, and musical concepts; the Solfège Dice reference scales and points in process; and the Musician's Die determines a keycenter and references a chakra. Cards are drawn above or below the dice depending on which way the dice land. Completed readings—called "castings"—consist of dice in a row forming a melody, with harmonies sprouting up or down here and there.


The Muzoracle is not designed for fortune-telling. Users are encouraged to form creative responses to what’s at hand, using the abstract images and musical underscore the system provides as guideposts and starting points. A handful of composers across the planet – Jeff among them, of course – are using the Muzoracle as a compositional tool.


The meanings in the Muzoracle are derived from several sources, though mainly from music theory, the physics of sound, and the cosmology of G.I. Gurdjieff. The system was 4 years in initial development, and continues to grow - users are kept up to date via the Muzoracle Addenda blog. A second edition of the Muzoracle handbook—free to all current users—and an updated, redesigned website will be published on June 21st, 2017.


For more information regarding the Muzoracle, please visit muzoracle.com. To schedule a private Muzoracle casting at Jeff's studio in Palm Springs or via skype, click here