Tarot and Social Inductive Reasoning

interesting and Insightful..

benebell wen

"The Fortune Teller" by Georges de La Tour (circa 1630s). “The Fortune Teller” by Georges de La Tour (circa 1630s).

I would say this is the dark or shadow side of professional tarot practice. To not face it, to intentionally withhold it from public scrutiny is to practice tarot with your head buried in the sand or worse yet, to intentionally misrepresent what happens or could happen in professional tarot. Everything here makes me uncomfortable. It makes me squirm. It makes me feel icky. I loathe that any little part of my personal tarot practice– always unintentionally– mirrors anything I’m about to address in this post (or in the downloadable PDF I’m providing).

The classic term used is cold reading. Cold reading is using learned techniques to obtain personal information about an individual, and use that information in a way that implies you have psychic or heightened intuitive abilities.

A recent phenomenon among the New Age or New Thought practitioners…

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