Since time immemorial, human beings have tried to understand the forces of fate through a variety of imaginative and mystical means.
Whether it's reading tea leaves, using tarot, palmistry, or crystal ball gazing, the history of fortune-telling is a long and fascinating one. Michael Johnstone examines well-known techniques from around the world in this enlightening guide.
You never know, perhaps one of these ancient forms of divination will reveal hidden secrets and point you in the direction of your dreams.
Lenormand is a 36-card deck with simple, straightforward illustrations that provide direct answers for the reader. For over 150 years, the Lenormand deck has been a popular divination tool around the world, and it's rapidly becoming a phenomenon in the US. Providing step-by-step instructions and a guide to individual card meanings, leading expert Rana George shows how to use the Lenormand for predictions on any topic: relationships, work, finances, family, and more.
From simple inquiries to critical dilemmas, the Lenormand provides a glimpse of the future when you need it most. The Essential Lenormand includes traditional reading methods, Rana George's personal techniques, tips for working with multiple spreads, and ways to use the Lenormand with the tarot. Use the Lenormand to unlock the secrets of your destiny, and reveal the knowledge hidden within.
"You won't find a better teacher than Rana George."—Mary K. Greer
Read the Lenormand cards to answer practical questions about romance, career, money, travel, and important life choices. With simple instructions for beginning readers, Learning Lenormand teaches easily accessible methods for using this simple thirty-six card deck. Providing fascinating historical research and proven techniques, renowned instructors Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin reveal everything you need to know:Card meanings The Grand Tableau Accessing your inner Sibyl Sample readings Working with houses Basic layouts Deck recommendations The significance of facing cards Lenormand and tarot Diagonals, reflections, zones, and shadows
With fewer complex symbols than traditional tarot cards, the Lenormand deck is a key that unlocks the secrets of the future and uncovers deep personal insights.
This user-friendly guide will show you how to turn an ordinary deck of cards into a fun and simple tool for telling the future. Learn the past, present, and future with a regular deck of playing cards—no trivia, no special talents, no psychic ability. If you can read this, you can learn fortune telling with a regular deck of cards.
The author explains the meaning of each of the 52 cards in the deck, plus the Joker, presents several layouts for general readings, and answers specific questions.
The leaves left at the bottom of the cup of tea can form symbols and images--much like the shapes we often see in cloud formations--that can be interpreted by the tea leaf reader. This easy-to-use guide book will teach you how to prepare a cup of tea for reading and provides an extensive alphabetical reference list of the meaning(s) of almost any shape you find at the bottom of a tea cup.
From more elaborate systems such as numerology, palmistry, and the I Ching to simpler dice and tea reading, you'll come to understand the history and usage of these ancient arts. Learn to read futures in a crystal ball, tarot cards, runes, or your own visage. Predict ups and downs in love, career, relationships, and finances. Find meaning in dreams, the structure of a flower, and even the placement of moles on a person's body. Expert insights, sample readings, and instructive illustrations provide practical guidance for the budding fortune-teller.
This book is fun to use for yourself or with a gathering of friends. Techniques include: crystal ball reading, numerology, rune reading, using a pendulum, palmistry, tea leaf reading, and using the I Ching.
Are you destined for good luck, money, and a great career? Will you find love or travel to distant lands? The answers can be found in these 20 easy-to-use predictive techniques.
Your daily cup of tea is much more than a soothing beverage—it’s a powerful form of divination that can provide guidance and reveal answers to all your life questions. It’s also a great way to open up your natural psychic abilities. Practiced throughout the centuries, tea leaf reading is essentially finding patterns in the wet tea leaves in your cup and interpreting them as meaningful symbols.
With this short e-book, you will learn the most effective methods of tea leaf reading so you can begin immediately.
Discover how to:
—Choose a specific question or concern designed to elicit useful information
—Charge the cup with your energy
—Disperse the leaves around the cup’s edges
—Recognize and interpret shapes and patterns in tea leaves
—Tap into and expand your innate psychic and intuitive powers
This e-book also features a dictionary that provides meanings for nearly two hundred common symbols.
Bonus: Includes easy-to-follow instructions for reading coffee grounds.
In six simple steps, you'll learn to read tea leaves like a pro. Four sample readings with photos will help you interpret tea-leaf patterns even more easily. You'll also find hundreds of symbols and their meanings, grouped by theme—from animals and sun signs to travel and trees.
—Prepare herbal infusions for better health
—Give tea-leaf readings
—Host a tea party
—Master tea-taking etiquette
—Brew the perfect pot
In this guide to ethics for psychics, professional medium and renowned author Alexandra Chauran explores:
• How to deal with bad press
• How to avoid being dead wrong
• Ethics for psychics
• How to recover gloriously from a mistake
• How to keep the bad apples from spoiling it for everybody
This book shares instructions and rituals for using the oracle with dice or other divinatory tools. You will also find a list of meanings for every possible elemental combination, and explanations of how Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Sun, and Moon manifest in this divination system. When you explore the oracle's patterns and correspondences, you gain insight into the challenges and concerns that we all face. Integrate the power of the elements as you make your way through the magic and mystery of life with Elemental Divination as your guide.
Included in this primer are:A brief overview of the runes, from Etruscan times to the presentA summary of the myths and lore that inform runic wisdomDefinitions of the basic rune symbolsInstructions on how to read the runes and rune spreadsAn introduction to runic magic
In the past 25 years using runes as a divination tool has become increasingly popular. This most accessible guide presents each letter of the runic alphabet in detail with its origins and magical uses and helps seekers tap into their energy. From making your own runes (and a bag to protect them) to reading the ancient alphabet, casting the runes, and interpreting the spread, all the basics are laid out in a clear, easy-to-follow, and superbly illustrated fashion, perfect for beginners.
This is a new edition of the author’s Simply Runes that was published by Sterling in 2006.
To people unfamiliar with divination tools, it may seem like some kind of spooky magic trick, witchcraft or even something demonic. None of those descriptions are accurate, and actually, runes encourage a person to explore their own mind and gain self-introspection.
Initially part of an ancient Germanic alphabet, Runes have existed for hundreds of years. Versions of runes have been found in many different cultures all across the world, with stones created in a multitude of alphabets and designs.
Simply put, runes are an old relic that has survived the test of time and is still proven useful today. The stones are a simple oracle which one can use to stimulate the thinking process. When the stones are cast, they aren't always entirely specific, meaning it is up to you to consider what they are telling you and how it relates to what you were asking. This often opens that pathway for critical thinking, solving problems and reducing stress.
• Polish your talents as a psychic
• Learn to find and keep clients
• Set up your own shop
• Create a business that will remain successful in the future
How to Be a Professional Psychic also includes instructions for those new to psychic readings, as well as value added services and advanced methodology for more experienced readers.
Reading the Runes includes the official rune course material for the British Astrological and Psychic Society. It covers the history, mythology, and meaning behind each rune and explains combinations within readings.
Farnell also offers practical advice for making and energizing your runes, and she suggests numerous traditional rune spreads to suit a variety of purposes.
Divination with cowrie shells is one of the oldest known spiritual practices in the world. Originated by the Yoruba people of West Africa, cowrie shell divination is a powerful technique for connecting to the wisdom of ancestors, spirits, and deities.
This book shares the history of cowrie shell divination and shows you how to open the portals of spiritual communication with the shells and related divination systems, such as cola nuts and coconuts. Written by a long-time practitioner, African Cowrie Shells Divination provides the meaning of the sixteen shell combinations as well as tips and variations for readings based on the specific question being asked. Discover the powerful messages of the Orishas and the mystical divination techniques of Candomblé, Santería, and other traditions of the African diaspora. Explore the instructive stories known as patakkís and apply their guidance to your life.
The cowrie shells are sacred magical tools. With the history, theories, and hands-on instructions in this guide, you will learn how the shells can be used to answer your most important questions and achieve your true destiny.
The White Magic Book is like the Internet. There's information out there to be had, and this wonderful little book helps us to access it. Although the questions and answers are written in the language of the early 20th century, like a lovely piece of china from another era, they are as meaningful today as they were then. We may now hear good news from far away not by post but by e-mail. There is nothing dated about the advice to pay attention, have a sense of humor, and find a suitable career.
The White Magic Book is simple to use: pick a question, let your finger fall to a symbol on the Table of Jupiter, and find the corresponding answer.
This comprehensive workbook guides you through a practical step-by-step course that is fun and simple to use. It gives all the advice you need to choose the right pack and learn the meanings of each card. Various spreads are described, along with tips to help you achieve accurate readings.
Whether you feel that you have psychic qualites you’d like to develop, or have a more down-to-earth interest, this book contains all you need to start working with the tarot. If you have been studying the subject but do not feel confident enough to read for other people, this is the ideal book to help you develop your skills.
Discover basic reading techniques for a wide variety of systems, including Marseilles, Rider-Waite, and Thoth. Identify the meaning of associations, correspondences, reversals, and dignities, and experience the ways that tarot interacts with astrology and personal spirituality. Combine tarot reading with Kabbalah, numerology, Jungian psychology, journaling, and storytelling while exploring card selection, creativity, tarot ethics, and specialized spreads. Focusing on the use of tarot for insight, empowerment, self-understanding, and fortunetelling, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot provides centuries of accumulated wisdom that will enable you to make optimal use of one of the most powerful spiritual tools ever developed.
Sensing the strong link between sexual and spiritual energy, the Yoruba have traditionally explored both male and female paths to wisdom. You can choose to follow either the "White Cotton Road," which women have relied on for centuries, or the "Melon Seed Road," favored by men. Each path offers more than 250 readings that are both relevant to modern life and faithful to the spirit of the original systems. All you need are 16 objects -- coins, shells, beads or dried beans -- to get instant answers to yes or no questions as well as in-depth readings on more profound considerations.
African Oracles in 10 Minutes provides both a fascinating glimpse of Yoruban spiritualism and a time-honored method for unlocking the secrets of the past and revealing the destiny that awaits you.