Cartomancy

The Four Worlds and Three Pillars spread

Written by  on June 22, 2017

The Four Worlds and Three Pillars spread

Although, generally, I prefer the quick and simple spreads, 3 up to 7 cards, sometimes, some specific and complex questions, requires some more in-depth analyses.
This 12 cards spread is highly recommended in personal development, so-called ‘spiritual’ matters, but it’s also a good choice to obtain detailed answer to any specific question regardless its subject. Read more…

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The Way of Tarot by Alejandro Jodorowsky, book review

Written by  on May 23, 2017

Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Way of Tarot - 2009I heard lot of good things about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s book on Tarot, then I read a couple of positive comments on different Tarot forums and specific social media groups. Finally, I stumbled into a quite exciting book synopsis which determined to read the book.
I have to admit, I had quite high expectations and somewhat I was pretty disappointed. I will explain.
But for the beginning, who is Alejandro Jodorowsky?
Born to Jewish-Ukrainian and Polish parents in Chile, Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru, currently living in Paris (France). Read more…

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Gypsy Oracle Cards – cards and meaning

Written by  on December 2, 2015

Evoking another time and place, this reproduction of a nineteenth-century deck characterizes a bygone era, while offering old-fashioned guidance and wisdom. With any sort of fortune deck it is already suggested that the reader needs to read between the lines since the placement of the cards will not necessarily make sense towards the question asked. Read more…

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Fairies Oracle

Written by  on November 26, 2015

Take a journey into Faeryland and its beautiful scenes of elves, pixies, trolls, and of course, faeries. Digital images don’t do the Faeries Oracle deck justice. Created by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth, the Oracle Deck consist of 66 colorful, sparking cards. Read more…

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Archetypes storytelling cards

Written by  on November 26, 2015

I generally do not care to write about non-tarot decks. However, this one intrigued me because it is a variation of the idea used in the Storyteller Tarot. The idea is that cards can be used to create a story from start to finish including everything from character development to plot. This 64 card deck is designed to be useful in many different ways. Read more…

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Madame Endora fortune telling cards

Written by  on November 26, 2015

Madame Endora’s Fortune Cards blend Egyptian, Celtic and fantasy themes into an original, easy-to-use oracle deck of 48 cards. Most artwork is dimensional and detailed, but for 15 cards which seem a little more rushed. From Monolith Graphics, the publishers of the Gothic Tarot. Read more…

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The Art Deco fortune telling cards

Written by  on November 26, 2015

The Art Deco cards first published by Piatnik in 1936, and the poster like images relating to the current times and the social concerns. When you study the cards deeper, than the image simplicity suggest at first sight, it reveals its secret, a deep understanding about human nature, the psyche, helping to understand not only others but yourself as well. Read more…

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The Farshian fortune telling cards

Written by  on November 26, 2015

The Farshian Fortune telling Cards are an Iranian deck. A Persian (non-tarot) fortune-telling cards featuring beautiful, dream-like illustrations by the Armenian-Persian artist Farschian on the front, and calligraphied fortunes (text in Farsi) on that back. Read more…

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The Gypsy fortune telling cards

Written by  on November 26, 2015

The origin of the modern Gypsy fortune telling cards are the Sibilla cards. About the classic Sibilla cards, there is unfortunately very little historical information.
The term Sibilla was derived from the ancient word Sibyl, which means as much as prophet, seer, oracle. The first mentions a sibyl go on Plato’s works, back in the 4th centurie before Christ. Read more…

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The Lenormand cards

Written by  on November 25, 2015

Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772–1843) aka Mlle Lenormand, was a French professional fortune-teller of considerable fame during the Napoleonic era. In France Lenormand is considered the greatest cartomancer of all time, highly influential on the wave of French cartomancy that began in the late 18th century. Read more…

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