Most readers of Life of Brian know of my interest in Tarot. I do indeed teach various courses in Tarot in addition and as part of my hypnosis work (no, I don’t use a fortune-telling approach but prefer a more traditional divinatory context, one that is more akin to introspective meditation than prediction).
While I do teach courses in reading Tarot, I am always interested in other approaches. Snooping about on the web, I came across a few approaches that are worth contrasting. The two how-to pieces are fairly straightforward and while their orientations are very different – psychic versus faking – both are actually legitimate approaches to the cards and there are plenty of folks doing professional readings using either of these approaches.
PSYCHIC TAROT CARD READING
This "psychic" approach is one that I tend to refer to as intuitive reading. Tarot Card Reading by Peter John.
HOW TO FAKE A TAROT CARD READING
I know, they put this thing together for fun and tongues are planted firmly in cheeks but this is actually a fairly common approach among psychic entertainers and is even more ethical then some of the learned cold reading lines some folks use. If one simply changes the tone and timbre to an intuitive approach, you have a fairly straightforward and valuable approach to reading cards for beginners. Of course, I would strongly suggest folks learn more before doing professional work but the kernel concepts are here. How to Fake a Tarot Card Reading by videojug.
PSYCHIC READING CARDS
The New Wrinkle
I’m including this as it shows an interview with a dayin "psychic" with interview on the approach and the like. I do not agree with her on a whole slew of points (I do not believe one’s cards have to be gifted and do not subscribe to an orientation of special powers within the cards or the like). Psychic Reading Cards from the new wrinkle.
For those interested in combining Tarot cards with hypnosis and trancework for some very powerful introspective revelations, check out my Tarot Trance DVD at http://www.briandavidphillips.net/store. See http://www.briandavidphillips.com for my teaching schedule and check back often to catch the next Tarot course and feel free to join the TarotL email list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TarotL for discussions (I am the list owner). Folks on Facebook should join the Tarot Asia Tarot Trance group there (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11281831923).
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