LENORMAND GRAND TABLEAU: PLAYING CARD INSETS

When teaching reading with the Lenormand cards, I often hear students express apprehension about using the playing card insets. I make an effort to instantly demystify the idea that one has to know everything about Etteilla or French cartomancy in order to make head or tails of it. Here’s a simple rule I apply. ForContinue reading “LENORMAND GRAND TABLEAU: PLAYING CARD INSETS”

LENORMAND GRAND TABLEAU: INSENTENCE

TO BE OR NOT TO BE IN A GROUP As of late, I’ve been thrown into some discussion about French cartomancy in regard to reading with what is called the Lenormand cards. Although reading with these cards has been around, both in continental approaches to cartomancy as well as in Eastern Europe, the American cardContinue reading “LENORMAND GRAND TABLEAU: INSENTENCE”

30-SECOND TAROT

I often refer to my interest in tarot as being an activity that combines cross-cultural approaches to both the history of tarot and the practice of divination. Where history is concerned, although much can be said about the development of Tarot after the Golden Dawn days, when the occultists Edward Waite and Aleister Crowley letContinue reading “30-SECOND TAROT”