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Welcome to J S Kingfisher’s Muzoracle, a tool for engaging the intuition and imagination through music and story!

With the exception of this page, the Muzoracle website is currently offline, undergoing a major redesign to reflect the release of the 2nd Edition. Available now, however, is the new User’s Guide, which covers all aspects of the system in great detail—please click below to download the pdf! Hardcopies of the new User’s Guide are currently being printed, and will be included with the system when it goes back on the market in early December, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW USER'S GUIDE!

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Swenakailo (swen-uh-KY-lo) is a sound immersion practice developed by J S Kingfisher that works in conjunction with Muzoracle castings. Inspiring, rejuvenating, and deeply relaxing, each Swenakailo session begins with a casting, then moves on to a sound bath in full surround, on custom quartz crystal instruments tuned to the keys and scales of Muzoracle mythopoetics.

Swenakailo is available exclusively at Philomusica Studios in the Coachella Valley of Southern California (yes, that Coachella.) If you find yourself in the Palm Springs area or at a certain music festival, do come join Kingfisher for this unique and fulfilling experience.

Book a session here.

 

Muzoracle: Casting photo by Hugh Lawson

What is it? The Muzoracle is the creation of composer and recording artist J S Kingfisher, and was first released to the public in 2008. It consists of an 89-card deck and 13 twelve-sided dice. It differs from the Tarot and other oracular systems in that its emphasis is creative rather than predictive, less about fortune telling and more about storytelling. It be used as an assist in problem solving and as a tool for self-guidance, and works well in a therapeutic setting; it can also be used as a music compositional tool.

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Components.The Muzoracle cards are essentially of two types: the Suit Cards and the Compositionals. The Suit Cards are divided among five suits, each based on an instrument family; they are Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Voices. The Compositional Cards are based on elements, concepts, and directives used by composers and/or found in musical compositions.

Twelve of the 12-sided dice in the Muzoracle are Solfège Dice, marked with do, re, mi, etc. They refer to steps in a musical scale and indicate points in process, points in time. In a traditional Tarot spread, the cards are laid out in specific positions—“future,” “past,” “hopes and fears,” and so on. In a Muzoracle casting, the Solfège Dice define the positions: which dice faces come up determine which positions are revealed.

The remaining 12-sided die is the black Musician’s Die. It determines a casting’s "keycenter" and, depending on which way it points when it lands, its “direction”. The keycenter determines what key the casting can be played in, either on an instrument or online; it also references a chakra or movement between chakras, providing a connection to the body. A casting’s “direction” determines whether a casting is based on an ascending or descending scale, which influences further how it is interpreted; it also determines whether the casting is generally referencing the future, past, or present.


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