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Public Oracle CVO2 Central Bureau
...the technician/operator must not be discouraged if no pronouncement is forthcoming from an oracle; such determinations are out of our hands. These oracles, as you will notice from the technical specifications displayed in this text, are very simple devices. In terms of technology there is virtually no difference between our Public Oracles and a domestic AM/FM transistor radio, our only contribution has been to augment this pre-existing technology by means of introducing physical elements of practical application derived from Occidental hermetic sciences and philosophies, altering the body of the device so as to transform what is essentially a metal shell & radio into a consecrated vessel suitable for habitation by an oracular intelligence?
...The construction, augmentation and installation of these public oracles is our task, our labour, but our influence and control stops here, we can do no more. The probability of an oracle speaking is not something that we can predict or determine, it is wholly dependant on the caprice of the entities we are attempting to summon?
...And if the oracles do not speak? What then? What does this mean? The technician/operator must thoroughly reread this manual and all associated recommended readings to see if there is some task that has not been properly completed or some symbol that has been incorrectly transcribed. The device itself must be checked to ensure that all parts are in working order as there may be some damage to the oracle that is inhibiting proper functioning, if this is the case the damage must be repaired. It may even be a matter of exercising the simple virtue of patience and waiting. Then, still, if we wait and there is no voice, no message, perhaps then we must concede that the time for oracles is past and the voices that once spoke to us have been driven from existence into silence.
Excerpt from the Central Bureau Public Oracle Technicians Manual.