Skeptics breed closed minds. I hate trying to discuss non-physical things with extreme skeptics (I don’t think you are extreme Polycarp, you just reminded me of other people whom I have talked with under that one specific example). Without doing research, they believe that anything paranormal in any way whatsoever does not exist. I can agree with that, but then they assume that everything is false eventhough one type of phenomena was proven false. That is faulty logic if I’ve ever heard it. Look in the Great Debates for Polycarps psychic thread, where we argue completely different things but he basically says I am wrong without actually listening to what I am saying. This version of closemindedness does not work well. I was saying that I read Tarot, but I don’t consider myself psychic. I don’t think the tarot is magical in any type of sense. (I believe that you can make it magickal, but I don’t want to go into a theory of what I think magick is here; although, it is not what most people think magick is. Magick is ritual.) Anyway, back on topic. If you think of it as a device that can give you an opinion that makes sense (interpretive devices can do that) it is not magical. Think about Sister Wendy. She is someone that many people know about. She interprets art. One function of art is to display hidden meanings/emotions/actions et cetera through pictures. Markes perfect sense right. If you put a stream of these pictures together it could make a cohesive thought, but it is how you interpret it that gives it meaning. No, there is not magic in what Sister Wendy does. She knows what she is talking about. With tarot you can do the same thing but apply to specific questions and people. It gives them a fresh perspective on things that they nor the reader necessarily thought about beforehand. Any psychic that tries to get you to pay to remove curses is a con-person. They play on fear. Most of the people whom I know that actually do readings of any kind, do situational readings, like I do. They are not false, nor are they any type of psychic power. It is just a skill that you develop.
BTW, learning to do good tarot readings helps in art history, literature, and English classes. Interpretation is wonderful.
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