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Genius of the Tarot ~
A Guide to Divination with the Tarot

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Genius of the Tarot ~ A Guide to Divination with the Tarot

 

 
Introduction  

Can we predict the future? That question cannot be answered so easily. Over time man has attempted to do so. But have we really succeeded? From primitive cave art depicting the future of a successful hunt,to the ancient Greek oracle of Delphi, to the sorcery of the Middle Ages and up to the present we still attempt to see into time's secrets. Does fate and destiny exist or do we have free will to choose our own experiences?

The Tarot has been around for over half of the last millennium and going strong as we enter the first century of this one. It doesn't seem to age. Like the alphabet, it is it's own language system. An ageless language system not to create words, but to create random perception and new ideas. It goes beyond using letters to speak.

It uses symbols that can speak from our subconscious to our conscious. And it's combinations of messages can reach an almost infinite array of meanings. Seventy eight cards can say more than 26 letters of an alphabet.

The Tarot speaks a visual language of symbols in a structured rational but yet intuitive way. The cards images seem to make sense but not make sense at the same time. Images like the Hanged Man suspended upside down from one foot who seems perfectly content in his situation. Or the angel in the Temperance card senselessly pouring water from one urn to another.

These types of images allow you to intuitively free-fall while still keeping a rational, logical consciousness. The Tarot has evolved as we evolved. The Tarot speaks to us individually. It can quietly whisper within us. But it can also scream loud and clear.

I have read for over forty years, doing fairs and other public events with many readers working together. I can tell you I have never seen two readers that read the same. We all see the Tarot in our own unique and wonderful way. I have even met successful, professional readers who never read a book on the Tarot at all.

Everyone sees these curious cards in a different light. And they all work successfully. Even the books written on this subject all differ in some way from each other. But yet they all seem to offer something useful in their thinking and methods of application. The Tarot can be seen from many different angles. We all see the cards from our own eyes and not through someone else's.

The Tarot is a perfect system of self expression in the way we see the world and its challenges. How we go about to achieve our own personal inspirational pursuits. The Tarot speaks to us individually and uniquely in the way we each "see" our world. That's the beauty of the Tarot. It speaks all languages and sees all perceptions.

The genius of this concept is it's randomness applied to our questions. The randomness of seventy eight cards placed into sections of a card spread to create intuitive ideas. How can you associate this random card to a question? How can it modify it, change it, expand it. Make it better in some fashion? What attributes does it have that can be applied to a question?

Today we call this method of finding answers for a future result mind-mapping. The genius mind thinks this way naturally. Others simply have to learn it. If we define what is being done when doing a card reading, it would be the same definition of what is done when performing a mind-map.

If a process looks at a question in sections, visually, in a pattern, attempts to find constructive answers from this visual pattern, adds random ideas to the sections of the pattern to help modify preliminary answers for a new insight or answer, and does all this for the ultimate purpose of finding a possible future result, it is a mind-map. It is also a tarot-card reading.

Mind-mapping and the creative thinking process of genius minds has only recently been recognized since the 1950's as a psychological study. Divination with Tarot cards has been recognized since the 18th century. Before that, it's origin and purpose is unknown.

Genius of the Tarot will cover the basic traditional aspects of the cards and their use in card reading. But this book will also attempt to put a unique luminosity on card definitions and their applications in card spreads.

Genius of the Tarot will try to free up card definitions and allow you to shift meanings to give specific answers to questions asked. It will show you traditional meanings to each card as well as intuitive ways of seeing the cards meanings. The following pages will attempt to stay out of the trap of using strict definitions for each card.

The paradox of Tarot definitions is the more you define something, the more limited it becomes. The more exact it becomes. Which is exactly what we don't want in divination. It seems the more we want to know about the Tarot, the more we study definitions and exact detailed meanings. Which means we fall down that rabbit hole of confusing expressions and capabilities.

So, to write specifically and use words of detail to describe meanings of what this system is capable of can become quite challenging. I've written this book showing three definitions for each card. Traditional, Slight Shift and Quirky. I've also added a Quick Reference list for you to refer to as you move through the book. I hope you enjoy this approach as well as the rest of this books original perception of these curious cards.

The last chapter shows a cards many different personalities it can have as a few of these cards come for a visit and speak their mind. With that said, Genius of the Tarot is certain to result in an enriching new awareness and greatly enhance your intuitive capabilities with Tarot cards. After all, that's why you bought this book.

And now, I invite you to step through a looking glass to a Tarot tea party.

 
 
 
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