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    Do you believe anyone has any talent with these things? Do you think they are useful as a source of reflective thinking and archetypical conceptual reasoning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Do you believe anyone has any talent with these things? Do you think they are useful as a source of reflective thinking and archetypical conceptual reasoning?
    I do think there are some people out there who are gullible and willing to part with cash just to hear what they want to hear. I have done it myself. Some people also don't mind taking money from gullible people. Some people are also genuine in their talents, it is being able to spot them.

    I personally think the problem is with all this is that people will forever pass it off as nothing more than entertainment because science can't prove it is true. In some instances it can not be tested in a controlled environment free from external factors so for the time being, lets just call it a bit of fun.

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    Seems more to it, the tarot, than just superstition. Less about telling the future and more about opening your mind to your intuition during a reading. With me, I try and make it fun and don't take it too seriously beyond opening the intuition channeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Do you believe anyone has any talent with these things? Do you think they are useful as a source of reflective thinking and archetypical conceptual reasoning?
    I think horoscopes and tarot readings are more a "focal point" for one's conscious mind -- a filter by which to view one's life and direct one's energy and activity.

    Some people get the same sort of result from reading spiritual texts and/or prayer.

    As best as I can tell, the tarot is not predictive in nature, just directive (i.e., "look at this part of your life, try to see it this way, learn anything new and useful?")
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I think horoscopes and tarot readings are more a "focal point" for one's conscious mind -- a filter by which to view one's life and direct one's energy and activity.

    Some people get the same sort of result from reading spiritual texts and/or prayer.

    As best as I can tell, the tarot is not predictive in nature, just directive (i.e., "look at this part of your life, try to see it this way, learn anything new and useful?")
    Correct ime, it's a way to access your subconscious, a tool. I'm referring to things like crystal ball and tarot now (don't know astrology well enough to comment). Here's the neat trick: all magic in some way, works like this. Magic isn't what the popular definition suggests it is.
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    I think anything is possible (idealistic enough for ya?) but I do think about 80% of the stuff people throw out there is horseshit.

    But, just because those 80% don't have actual "mystical" properties, doesn't mean it can't be useful or fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Do you believe anyone has any talent with these things?
    I do, yes. I've seen it myself. Generally, everything is connected. Past, future, here, there, etc. If you are sensitive to it, the normal bounds are not always a restriction and you can know things beyond them. Some people don't even need things to help them like cards. That said, I don't think it's a good or helpful thing to get into. I don't think it particularly helps your situation and it can be harmful. Destiny and time are so unfathomable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Do you think they are useful as a source of reflective thinking and archetypical conceptual reasoning?
    I'm not sure how you mean. That would depend on what you're reflecting about. I will take a guess and say that reflection and reason are necessary things, but they are not the only tools we have to collect information. They are necessary as far as what they can be applied to but there is other information which you do not use reflection and reasoning to collect. I'm not sure what to call it. I wouldn't call it intuition exactly. If you see it, you see it. It's not intuitive. This other tool also has its limits, as reasoning does.

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    Are more divination than anything else... use them as an oricle and they will be OK - they can stimulate great thought. It's like reading the fire or sand or the likes.... there is more system to tarrot than it apepars, stock definitions. Runes is very much an orycle, I chung is designed that way.

    Astrology is analysis of data and interpretation of data via use standard definitions.

    Hand writtng and palmistry is a grey-ish area... not psycic in any way, because you read lines that are there.... less data driven than astro though

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Tarrot
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    Are more divination than anything else... use them as an oricle and they will be OK - they can stimulate great thought. It's like reading the fire or sand or the likes.... there is more system to tarrot than it apepars, stock definitions. Runes is very much an orycle, I chung is designed that way.

    Astrology is analysis of data and interpretation of data via use standard definitions.

    Hand writtng and palmistry is a grey-ish area... not psycic in any way, because you read lines that are there.... less data driven than astro though
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    Dude. Seriously. Spell check. It is your friend.
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