spatilomancy

spatilomancy, spatalamancy

a form of divination involving the examination of animal feces.
See also: Divination
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In order to attempt to come to terms with the challenge that these works represent, Priest, fittingly, borrows concepts from a similarly marginal theoretical vocabulary, introducing fascinating concepts with fantastical sounding names: "phenomenophilia," "hyperstition," "hypnopompia," "spatilomancy." It is through this conjunction of theory with sonic objects that Priest makes a case for the need to reconsider the ways in which the notions of boredom, formlessness and nonsense have been theoretically articulated up until now because of the ways in which these very concepts have been reconfigured in the context of our contemporary media-saturated world.

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