Interest in knowing one’s future has always been part of human nature. But such fore knowledge has always been elusive. And therefore man has either discovered or devised means of somehow predicting what is to come. And those who are able to see the future have always been regarded with awe, if not with fear, by certain people.One of the earliest and most mysterious of these devices for telling the future is a deck of tarot cards, whose real origin or history is almost completely unknown. The earliest mention of it is in the 14th century, but other commentators consider it to be of more ancient origin.I agree with those who say that knowing how theTarot card originated and who discovered or invented it is not so important as knowing how to use it.
In the same way that it is not so important to know who discovered fire or invented the wheel as knowing how to use it. Interest in the tarot card waxes and wanes with time, like the phases of the moon. In times of great economic hardships and uncertainties, interest in knowing the future becomes almost an obsession for many people. In times of great prosperity and economic growth, interest in it wanes.
people’s interest in knowing what the future will bring seems to be on
the rise. Fortune tellers, clairvoyants and tarot card readers are in
great demand. And I’ve been receiving calls if I knew any good card
reader from even the most highly educated and intelligent people.
This is not surprising,for
even heads of states, from King Saul of ancient Israel to Emperor
Napoleon Bonaparte of France and Abraham Lincoln of the United States
have been known to consult seers and fortune tellers during their reign.
Most popular device
The tarot deck composed of
56 minor arcana and 22 major arcana cards (total of 78) has become the
most popular fortune-telling device in the West. There are at least 300
different tarot cards and the number of new designs grows every year.
But they all follow the same basic pattern and divinatory meaning.
Unfortunately, interest in
the tarot card has been confined mainly to its uncanny ability to tell
the future. But the tarot is much more than that. It is also a device
to unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. One author referred
to the tarot cards as “78steps......
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