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Dan-

I, too, generally keep effects separate from readings. (Although I see no problem having the sitter writing a question down prior to the reading in order to focus their thoughts. Smile)

Yours, though, has an organic feeling to it that I don't think takes away from the reading at all. Thanks for posting it. Very nice.

Best-

Bob
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Yes Dan -- thank you as well. Once again, meant no disrespect -- just wanted to dig a bit deeper.

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Dan,
Hope to see you make another swing by Norris's in the coming year!

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I adapted the Si Stebbins stack for the tarot deck in my book Stripped and Stacked, but its not really an effect as such - more about showing that you're in tune with the cards before the sitter shuffles and you begin properly.
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I'm loving this thread.

just got a set of only major.
and today Vitruvian square book and cloth

I think I have a lot of learning to do

steve
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On 2012-01-12 05:34, steveline wrote:
I'm loving this thread.

just got a set of only major.
and today Vitruvian square book and cloth

I think I have a lot of learning to do

steve



Which deck did you get?
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I never saw a need to mix and match tarot with trickery, or to routine my tarot readings for a desired effect. The effect of a genuine tarot reading seems strong enough. However, I do like the ideas put out in The Magicians Guide to Palm Reading which of course, can be applied to tarot
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Vernon, I can't recall the name off the top of my head.
they were from a Canadian guy. There was some talk of them on here but a quick search didn't bring anything up.

Oversized, aged, marked and nice images

I'll look when I get home later

steve
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Vernon, I just checked.
This is what I got

http://www.darcylogan.ca/Tarot.html


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On 2012-01-11 18:17, DanHarlan wrote:
Now, regarding mixing rubberbands and tarot... don't get me started!
--Dan Harlan


I admit I'm a sucker for rubberbands mixed with tarot, just not the other way around. Smile

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On 2012-01-11 02:07, Jeff Christensen wrote:
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On 2012-01-09 17:22, kinesis wrote:
I guess I'm quite traditional, I always use a full deck when doing readings. I don't think I'd ever perform an 'effect' with Tarot. I don't want them associated with anything that may be perceived as a trick.


Isn't cold reading considered a "trick"?


No.

When you 'perform' an effect with Tarot, the outcome is always the same.

If you read Tarot, you don't just cold read. You learn to go with your intuition, you learn to trust your subconscious. You learn to allow your imagination and gut instincts to lead the way (without fear). No two readings are ever the same. The same card rarely means the same thing twice.

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On 2012-01-12 10:02, steveline wrote:
Vernon, I just checked.
This is what I got

http://www.darcylogan.ca/Tarot.html


steve



Ah... beautiful. Good luck with those
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My personal point on view is why would you want to mix a "trick" (for want of a better word) with a tarot reading? The reading in and of itself should be a personal journey of discovery for your sitter with you acting as guide. Imagine if she suspected that the demonstration of "intuitive ability" (the trick) was indeed a trick. In her mind that would mean that the whole reading was just a trick. It would undermine everything. And if at the start of the reading you demonstrate amazing intuitive prowess by correctly divining the card she cut to (or similar), then why aren't you able to keep up that level of intuition throughout the reading?

Personally speaking, and this is just my point of view - I totally understand people disagreeing(!), I don't see the need to involve any kind of trickery with a reading. I far prefer to just concentrate on providing a great, up-lifting reading.

But each to their own, and as long as we approach the reading with a good heart and with good intentions then we are all doing a good thing.
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Tony, TC and Bob: You're welcome, and I'm thrilled that you like it... even though I've trivialized the trick. FYI, my simple layout and procedure yeilds 31,574,400,000 possible distinct outcomes: 5 beginning elements x 5 ending elements x 26 possible cards in first position x 2 (upright/inverted) x 25 x 2 x 24 x 2 x 23 x 2 x 22 x 2 (for all positions) x 5 for position of significator. But, who really cares?

Jay: No disrespect taken... in fact, I'm glad you were able to dig through my hardened crust to reveal a smidge of my nougat.

Vernon, kinesis and Voodini: You are correct. There is no need to mix trickery with tarot or cold reading. In fact, there is no need to mix cold reading with tarot... or elemental magick... or numerology. But I did it anyway.

solarzar: Rubberbands and tarot. We're both so silly... let's go for it! PURISTS BEWARE: DO NOT CONTINUE READING THIS! Following all of your readings, wrap a rubberband around your deck and ask a few "observers" to place their hands on the deck (and each other). Say, "The card which speaks to me... my Significator... is the Wheel of Fortune. And, just like the famous game show, it reminds us that one minute you're up and the next you're down. The wheel continues to turn. This too will pass. If you accept that your journey is a mixture of fate and free will... let go, if you dare." Gesture for them to release the deck. When they do, the deck will spin like a wheel and the Wheel of Fortune will be sticking out of it crosswise and face-up. Begin handing out your business cards. Now, that's a trick!

I warned you not to read it. You can't un-read it. Perhaps it's best to ignore me.
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To be honest, I'm not sure why I'm being all purist. Palm reading combined with a simple piece of card magic paid my mortgage for a year thanks to the wedding circuit - for those of you who have Reader of Minds, you'll know the routine. So on second thoughts, go for it! Smile
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On 2012-01-13 07:00, Voodini wrote:
To be honest, I'm not sure why I'm being all purist. Palm reading combined with a simple piece of card magic paid my mortgage for a year thanks to the wedding circuit - for those of you who have Reader of Minds, you'll know the routine. So on second thoughts, go for it! Smile


I was wondering why you were being a "purist", having just read your Magicians Guide to Palm Reading Smile I picked this up from Lybrary the other night and have been working hard on it
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I was wondering why you were being a "purist", having just read your Magicians Guide to Palm Reading Smile I picked this up from Lybrary the other night and have been working hard on it

Sometimes I don't even know who I am! Smile
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