Would you buy a pack of of Tarot cards

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  • Star tiger
    Star tiger

    H i,

    This is my big chance to get out of the JW mindset, if I could place in hands a pack of Tarot cards!

    Anybody else the freaky about them!


    Star Tiger

  • mP

    a regular pack of playing cards also demonstrates its tarot connections. so unless your really good, you have already touched a more modern form.

  • SixofNine

    How much?

  • Azazel

    Why bother?

    superstition - belief in God

    superstition - belief in spirits

    make your own destiny daily


  • talesin

    I love tarot! You should be able to pick up a deck and book for around $10, if you check sales.

    I received mine for a birthday gift a couple of decades ago, and have had a lot of fun with them over the years. I don't take it too seriously, but have had some interesting experiences when reading people's cards.

    Go ahead, enjoy!


  • Spectre

    I have 2 sets. Mainly because of the artists, Milo Manara and H.R. Giger.

    They have never got down from the shelf and walked around or anything.

  • ziddina

    Hee hee!!

    I have TWO sets!!!

    May I recommend Llwellyn publishing? They have a good selection of cards.....


  • ziddina

    Aw, rats!!! [pout, pout!!]

    Spectre beat me to it...

  • FlyingHighNow

    My mother used to read them. She also used to read palms. Now my daughter reads them and she gave my grandson a pack. That pack lives in my home somewhere. His room is like a mini hoarder show. I think they could be under one of the piles of skinny jeans, studded belts, converse, vans, dirty socks, cd's, drawings, composition books with gnarled up spiral rings, bowls of orange peel, hot wheel cars, black light posters, thumbtacks, a couple of electric guitars, an amp, old skateboards, a futon and a twin bed and desk and various shelves, hangers and sweaters.

    Edited to add: clean boxers and dirty boxers.

  • Adiva

    I have 2 sets, one showing Native American imagery and the other Egyptian. I've given my daughter a couple of sets and her favorite is called the Celestial tarot.

    They're fun and very helpful in meditation. I once gave myself a reading with all of the cards. THAT was insightful.


  • botchtowersociety

    My Venezuelan MIL basically makes her living reading Spanish cards.

    What do I think? SMH.

  • Twitch

    Not long after I left, I dated a witch who did readings on/for me as well as my astrological chart. I bought a tarot deck and played around a bit. Because it was "taboo" it was cool and exciting. But it was a phase and I've since lost interest in the subject. Too much woo

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Actually, Tarot cards had no spiritistic significance in the beginning. That was added on later. It was originally just a card game.

  • blondie

    Predict the future? Been there, done that.

  • nugget

    according to tradition tarot cards should be given not purchased and need to be wrapped in a specific material.

  • cantleave

    I think all ExJw's should buy Tarrot Cards, Ouija Boards, an upside down crucifix, a book of spells and pentagram.

    Then they should buy Professor Richard Wiseman's book "paranormality" to understand that these objects are just superstitious nonsense.

  • Violia

    I probably have over 100 decks along with several Ouija boards/ books, and assorted things. I was into the new agey thing for a while but only used the cards for myself. I think they can be helpful for personal enlightenment . I am not fearful of paper and cardboard and ink. I do believe one could possibility get into trouble with the darker side of magic, but so far no harm has come to me from the spirit realm. I have currently lost interest in tarot and do not feel inclined to even pick up the cards. Maybe it was a phase I was going through as I left jws. At any rate, I am now just looking for something that will serve as a spiritual outlet.

    I swear the jws obsess about the occult and create interest in it.

  • talesin

    Cooool, Violia! And agreed, they are meant for enlightenment, not predicting the future.

    and this from Nugget...

    according to tradition tarot cards should be given not purchased and need to be wrapped in a specific material.

    Yes! I wrapped my gifted cards in a cobalt blue (my colour) scarf shot through with silver and put them under my pillow for a month before reading. Also, tradition says that you should never loan your cards.

    At the time, I figured I might as well go with the traditions, and like I said, it's been interesting.

    My grannie used to read tea leaves, but I never got to do it with her because she died before I left the JWs.


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