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The first question anyone will ask you if you ever let it be known that you are interested in tarot cards is, Can you tell my fortune If you admit that you actually own a deck, then of course the request becomes a demand. For what is the use of owning a deck of tarots if you don't know how to use it Therefore, before embarking on a study of the deeper and darker aspects of tarot cards, you will quite obviously need to know how to use them in the way that the average tarot enthusiast does as...

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Before interpreting the cards drawn, the gypsy custom is to demand token payment by crossing the palm of the diviner with silver. Some have said this practice is a remnant of the ancient rite of offering silver to the priests of Hermes, the god of divination. As we shall see later, the trickster god plays a great part in the symbolism of the Major Arcana. This layout may be elaborated upon by the addition of a third card. In this instance the first card drawn will act as an indicator of the...

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Performed the triple cut, deal them into three heaps, A, B and C, of twenty-six cards each. Step 2. Heap B should be taken and placed off to the right. Heaps A and C should then be gathered together and shuffled by the querent. Step 3. The shuffled cards of A and C should again be dealt out into three heaps of seventeen cards, A, B and C, and the remaining single card placed off to the left. Step 4. Again remove the central heap, B, and place it off to the right alongside the other B pile....

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As the clue to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics had not yet been provided by the Rosetta stone, many portentous secrets were said to lie in the writings of the Egyptians. This was not a new theory, however. From the time of the Islamic empire, roughly A.D. 900-1100, Egypt had been singled out in many wizards minds as the place where the most potent magical secrets had originated. The word alchemy itself derives from the Arabic, meaning the art of Khem, or Egypt. And the occultists of the...