Monthly Archives: October 2010

Criticism as Attacks or as Reviews?

On a Tarot forum where I’ve reviewed a number of decks (the links are to the right), a discussion started about criticising decks – how much criticism and in what tone is acceptable, and where that turns into personal abuse. … Continue reading

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Cat Amongst the Pigeons

“Belinda lived in a little white house, With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse, And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon, And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon. Now the name of the little … Continue reading

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Tarot in Time

Humans, like all animals, have physical brains of a fixed maximum size and complexity. they may be very large compared to our bodyweight, and they may be very complex, but nonetheless, they have physical limits. And those physical limits lead … Continue reading

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Granny Jones Tarot Deck – what I love

It’s an open secret that I love the Granny Jones Australian Tarot above all others. I got to thinking earlier this evening about why that was so, and there are some things I can talk about. I love the naive … Continue reading

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Hate the word “Random”?

A random word: I believe cussing is something you need to be able to do in several languages. To that end, I picked up a Finnish word recently. “Oh, paska, I bumped my knee. Go away, paska-head, I’m on the … Continue reading

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The Tarot Reader’s Calling-Card

People sometimes wonder what to do with “broken” Tarot decks, decks that have cards missing. I have a suggestion: why not use them as business cards? It is possible to buy A4 sheets of sticky-labels, and print your name and … Continue reading

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The Tarot Reader

If you know yourself, if you know what you can and can’t do, and what you will and won’t do (which are often different), and you focus your attention on the client (who, after all, is what it is about), … Continue reading

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