as a source of knowledge about the present and future has been around
as long as mankind. Early divination techniques involved noticing
simple things occuring in nature and drawing conclusions from them -
birds flying overhead from left to right might be thought to mean
something different from birds flying from right to left, for instance.
Animals were slaughtered and their entrails investigated for clues to
the will of the gods. Patterns were discerned in the stars, in the
clouds, in smoke, in the surface of still water and in tealeaves.
Modern divination is a process of making yourself receptive to the
messages you might be receiving from forces around you. This might be
as internal as listening to your own subconscious, or you might be
tuning in to the wisdom of the Creative Force of the Universe. Whatever
the case, modern divination is alive and well - fortunately we have
left the entrail reading to our ancestors.
Review: Professional Tarot: The business of
reading, consulting and teaching -
by Christine Jette - New
This book really fills a niche; there are untold numbers of books on
how to read the cards, but this is the only one to date to give advice
on how to make a business of it. (more