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Introduction to Tarot Cards

The cards also come in handy for many purposes such as inspiration for writing, meditation, reflection, as well as spiritual guidance. Practical uses for tarot cards are limitless. Today there are seemingly limitless decks that reflect many disparate spiritual paths, styles of art, languages, etc. Tarot decks are not restricted to any particular religious faith, or to levels of reading ability. Many beginners find that intricate occult tarot decks filled with esoteric symbolism or overly detailed artwork can distract from the learning process, so it is often recommended to start out with a very basic deck such as the Rider-Waite…

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Do Tarot Cards Actually Work?

Tarot divination is a polarizing subject. A lot of people are quick to say that tarot cards are nothing but nonsense and that people who read tarot cards for money are con artists. Many others condemn tarot cards as an abomination meant to deceive its believers and practitioners. If one were to simply reflect their own judgements back upon either of these two camps, the latter would be dismissed as paranoid accusers projecting their own twisted desires onto others, while the former would have to be seen as trolls guarding the bridge of spiritual enlightenment. Essentially these two types are one in their pretense of authority…

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Rider-Waite vs Crowley-Thoth

If you are new to tarot cards, the first decision you’re likely to make is between these decks (or possibly their clones). For most beginners, the choice is obvious. Since the Book of Thoth comes with a small library of recommended reading material to familiarize ones self with the deck, learning to read tarot with the Rider Waite (or RWS-inspired deck) is a no-brainer. The Rider Waite tarot deck has one simple instruction book about the cards which can be referred to easily during any reading. This small book is called The Pictorial Key to the Tarot….

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Five Simple but Effective Tarot Spreads

No list would be complete without a relationship spread. My go-to relationship spread, be it for romantic or platonic relationships consists of a seven-card layout. This simple method covers the rational and emotional connections as well as the posture, meaning the external projection of each party. The first card is the significator of the relationship. It shows the basis, the connection and general theme of the relationship at this time. The cards in this spread can be read in any order. But in any order your interpretation will involve…

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Is Tarot Evil?

Superstition vs Experience There are many who argue that tarot cards are a tool of the devil. They say that tarot reading is an evil practice akin to witchcraft, and that people who read tarot cards are in communion with demons....

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The Golden Dawn Spread

Breaking Down an Old Occult Method The Golden Dawn tarot spread can be a little tough for tarot noobs to get the hang of. That’s because it was meant to be read exclusively by members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an...

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The Occult

Interpreting tarot cards is a great way to introduce yourself to the occult arts. The word “occult” simply means “hidden,” referring to certain information which is not widely accessible. It’s only...

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Breaking the Cycle

Abraham Lincoln may be widely regarded as the best United States president in history, but considering the hypocrisy of the political system, that doesn’t say much for his character. To me the myth of Lincoln is absurd....

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Dianetics

Dianetics is based on an awareness that the animal brain, actually the physical hardware of the mind, stores bad memories called engrams. Engrams are buried in the unconscious because they are painful, so the organism naturally...

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Resurrection

Another map… Another adventure. Summoning earth, water, fire, air and ether… Making magic happen right bloody now!! My muse… He saw the pyrotechnics and ran helter skelter to stop it before it wiped out the...

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The Death of an Echo

Laid out the tiles side by side, words coming together… Form from no form. Then a random thought crossed my mind as random thoughts usually do. Echo… I dropped the tiles and googled the Oread. Sad, sad tale of...

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Innocence

Ever get the feeling you just can’t beat the game, no matter how hard you try… The finish line moves farther and farther away. “So what does the Scar Clan Manifesto say about this perplexing dilemma? To fight...

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