The Alethiometer (from the Greek "Aletheia" - truth) is a device from Philip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials". With it, you can ask any question and to get the truth in answer. On the dial of the Alethiometer are depicted 36 symbols, each of which has a huge variety of meanings.
You ask him a question, setting his arrows on three symbols describing your question, and he answers. The answer of the Alethiometer is a sequence of any symbols. To correctly interpret it, you need experience or even some talent. Practice and you will succeed!
If you have any questions, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a social network Vkontakte, write to the group - http://vk.com/alethiometer or directly to me - http://vk.com/bmpolonsky
You can try a web-version for free - http://alethiometer.ucoz.ru/
Attention! To run the application need Adobe AIR.