August 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm #14916
August 4, 2010 at 5:35 pm #365352August 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm #365323::
They are tools, anchors, to tap into the spiritual realm and recieve the information. When pulling the cards, you get a gut reaction to when you should stop shuffling and how many you should pull. There really isn’t any power in the cards themselves, except for the energy that you and your guides…and other Divine beings put into them. The cards don’t decide which one’s are going to pop up, although it seems that way sometimes.August 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm #365311August 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm #365295::
Tarot cards are a tool used to access the intuition of the practitioner and divine greater, more detailed answers concerning the question at hand. The cards do not hold any inherent power. They’re like computers. Without a user, a computer is useless. If you’re interested, I wrote an article on the subject. The link is below.
http://www.howtodothings.com/religion-spirituality/how-to-read-tarot-cardsAugust 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm #365281::
Tarot cards fall into a category of tool called an oracle. Other examples of oracles include commonly-held things like I Ching, runes, and other divination media, as well as prayer and transcendental meditation. These things open our minds to possibilities we aren’t normally considering, and so they act in a capacity that many believe predicts the future.
But in the cultures that these things come from, they are nothing more than things to think about–ways of perceiving things we already know, but just don’t think about commonly. Tools like tarot were not historically used to tell the future, but instead to remind us of the true nature of reality, and to give us some ideas about the choices we’ve made.
The idea of these things telling the future is not really historically valid, with claims that tarot being able to tell the future appearing after 1800. Before then, it was simply “telling someone’s fortune” which was a way of saying that they could see if someone was lucky or not in their current endeavors. It should be noted that most games of chance were also considered ways of “telling one’s fortune” and thus a random number generator should have just as much accuracy as any method of divination.
Personal preferences aside, most fortune-telling does appear to be fairly accurate if one considers that what is said is guidance and not actually prediction. Guiding a horse is grabbing the reins on the front and pulling; predicting a horse is knowing that it’s going to move when you pull on the reins. Thus, proper fortune-telling tools involve a degree of randomness and combine with luck, and may actually be provable within some fields of quantum physics (where a degree of validity has already been established).
For more on this, see John Walker’s web site at Fourmi Labs. John Walker, the founder of Autodesk (a software company) gives a good basis for understanding this idea in the link below.August 4, 2010 at 8:19 pm #365266August 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm #365246::
Well, face value can mean different things.
If you believe in divination, then, honestly, you’ll get a different answer from every reader. I don’t think that the idea is very coherent, so I can’t give you a sensible answer to this one.
If you by work, you mean generate belief, well, that can be cold reading and/or self delusion – along with some attractive myth building assisted by the popular media. I do NOT mean to imply that all readers are frauds – many really do believe in their abilities as readers, they are NOT dishonest or even bad people. In fact, whatever our differences, I’ve found that I like rather a lot of them.
If by work, you mean work in terms of their use in card games, well, that power would be some of the best rules ever devised! If you didn’t know it, these were created for card games – games that are still played throughout continental Europe. Some of us would say that they are the best card games in the world. Really.August 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm #365238August 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm #365221::
I think Red Haron and Lillith gave you some good answers.
From a psychological point of view the cards are engineered to reflect the mental intrigues of a person. It doesn’t matter what card you draw, in some way, even just metaphorically, it can relate to the questionaire. Tarot cards can be a great way to not only explore one’s future aspirations, but one’s own mind.
A metaphysical/philosophical answer is that humans are composed of energy and divination tools like tarot cards are tools that read that energy and the cards one draws is a reflection of that. But how one interprets the cards can vary from one to another.
One person said why not have a change card instead of death card? First it has to do with the origin of the cards – they reflect the culture they came from. That and death has symbolic meaning that goes deeper than just change alone. Thats because the symbolism behind the cards is the driving force behind them. Symbols open to interpretation. If how you view them is nothing more than a gimmick, then thats all they will be. But if you embrace them as means to understand your life – they can be pretty useful. They won’t reveal the winning numbers of any lotteries though.August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm #365197
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
- Are gilded tarot cards and Rider-Waite Tarot cards inter-changeable?
- Are you supposed to drive within work zone speed limit if there is no worker or no flashing light by the sign?
- Can someone with ESP work tarot cards?
- could someone try to attempt to explain to me how tarot cards work?
- do printable tarot cards work?
- DO tarot cards actually work? And are they considered witchcraft?
- Do you think Tarot cards actually work?
- Does Astral projection really work and if it does how am i supposed to do it?
- Have anyone tried the Ouigi boards and they actually work? Tarot cards and worked?
- How do "the clow" tarot cards work?
- How do tarot cards work, are they pretty accurate?
- How do tarot cards work?
- How do Tarot Cards work? And what other cults use them other than Druids?
- How to awaken the Kundalini Shakthi / "Serpent Power" / Igneous Power/ corporeal energy? Explain please?
- I have ben very curious about holistic stuff and tarot cards especially. so how accurate can tarot cards be?
- Satanism doesn't work and Shamanism is the underlying practice behind all spirituality?
- Tell me about tarot cards. How come they have so much power?
- What is the logic and social science behind psychic readings and tarot cards especially. ?
- what is the main purpose for tarot cards, and do they work?
- Why is Kundalini Shakti, the Serpent power, the female Goddess power feared by the programed mind?