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From: Simon and Fiona sfuller@******
Subject: [OT] Tarot Cards?
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 21:39:06 +1100
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From: J. Keith Henry <neojudas@******************.com>
To: shadowrn@*********.com <shadowrn@*********.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [OT] Tarot Cards?

>From: "Rand Ratinac" <docwagon101@*****.com>
>Subject: [OT] Tarot Cards?
>> Guys, I'm looking for information on tarot cards.
>> Stuff like, what are the different cards, what does
>> each one represent (before getting into the placements
>> etc.), what are some typical formations when you're
>> doing a reading and what does each position represent
>> - anything and everything, really.
>And nearly all of which is representable and translatable according to the
>education, style, instructional background, personal preference and even
>personal presentation of the cards and their multitudes of combinations
>are lain out before you.
>I forgot at last count how many decks and deck styles there are now, but
>there are at least 500+ that I remember reading a list of once (I was
>to replace my Tavaglione deck when I was in college 12 years ago and read a
>list I got in Bloomington IN).

Not to mention that regular, every day,
foursome-for-gin-at-the-retirement-home playing cards are exactly the same
as the most serious distilled wisdom of the ancients, minus an arcana or
suit or whatever they're called. In fact, playing cards are often used to
tell fortunes, and there are several card games that you can play using
tarot cards.

For that matter, the kid's game pick-up-sticks is a game played with I Ching
divination yarrow rods, or at least cheap plastic copies of same. Oh ye


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