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One of the things that I find most fascinating about our current culture
is how ancient practices have come back into public acceptance. For instance, in the field of medicine,
we are seeing respectable physicians prescribing the use of herbs, acupuncture, magnets, etc., as alternatives to chemicals
and surgery. In science, quantum physicists are “discovering” proof that our thoughts have
the ability to affect our physical being. Psychiatrists are openly admitting that reincarnation is quite
possible and that someone suffering from multiple personality disorder could actually have a number of disembodied spirits
manipulating his or her behavior. In spiritual matters, masses of people are turning to ancient beliefs and religions for
answers, as well as seeking advice from psychics, tarot card readers and astrologers.
to divine the future is nothing new. Something similar to a deck of tarot cards
was found in ancient Egyptian tombs. The first playing cards with hearts, spades,
clubs and diamonds were found in China in the 10th century, and in the west, a Swiss monk wrote a journal entry
about a card game in 1377. By the way, my introduction to fortune-telling came
from an Italian gypsy who used regular playing cards. I was 14 at the time and
started delving into the mysteries of the occult immediately thereafter. The
first tarot pictures appeared in the mid-15th century as part of a gift of cards given to a Milanese Duke. The deck had 22 major and 56 minor arcana, including 16 court cards, exactly as we
use today. Over the centuries the use of cards to predict the future has gained
and lost popularity and acceptance, but it has never been as available to the public as it is today. It isn’t even necessary to go into a special store to purchase them any more and the variety of styles
seems limitless. Whatever your taste, preferred subject or personal totem, there
has probably been a deck designed that would appeal to you.
I am frequently asked if tarot
cards are evil or magical. In my book, “Tarot of The Lotus Circle,”
I explain that the cards themselves are completely neutral. They are simply metaphysical
tools and how helpful they are depends completely on the reader and her ability to communicate with the spirit world. In other words, if you set the cards on a table and walk away, they won’t do
anything on their own. But when a reader bonds with a clean deck and has a strong
connection with her guides, the reader’s and querent’s hands will be spiritually guided as they manipulate and
choose the cards to answer a particular question.
of The Lotus Circle” teaches you how to call in your spirit guides and read the cards for yourself.