Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to divination, and my personal answer to those questions. If you have a question that is not here, please feel free to Contact Me.
Where can I get a deck of playing cards?
Where can I get a Tarot deck?
I heard that a Tarot deck has to be given to you from someone else. Is this true?
Does performing a divination open a portal into the spirit world?
Is divination a gateway to witchcraft?
How does divination work?
Is divination a hindrance to spiritual growth?
What does the Bible say about divination?
Is there a specific way to care for the cards?
Two different sources give conflicting information. What should I do?
You can get them almost anywhere. I think the most expensive deck I have is a Bicycle Deck costing about $3-$4. The cheapest deck I have is from Roses, and it cost only $1.07 exactly, with taxes included. This is one of the wonder attributes of cartomancy: it’s super economical.
If you’re looking to get something in the area, commercialized bookstores tend to have a Newage/Occult section where you can buy a number of oracles and Tarot cards. Actually, I purchased my first tarot deck at a bookstore. You can also look at almost any metaphysical shop, but from experience, products from such stores may be difficult to normally obtain but also more expensive. Nowadays, I prefer getting my Tarot decks from Amazon.
No. This idea is probably a product of someone’s tradition. Personally, I hate the thought of owning someone else’s cards. It grosses me out.
Try it and find out.
On a serious note, that’s a bit of a loaded question. First of all, what do you mean by “spirit world”? I mean we are all spirits inhabiting bodies in this world, so is this not a spirit world? Are you referring to the land of the dead? Are you referring to heaven? Are you referring to hell?
Do you think that divination will open one up to the demons of the world? If so what about the angels of the world?
More than likely any negative experience you could or will have from using tarot or playing cards is largely a result of the belief system you cling to. With that being said, if you truly believe that it is divination that will attract evil into your life, then I would encourage you to challenge that idea bravely and expand your world view.
…or you could never touch a deck of cards and go about your day.
Once again, this is a very strange question. What is witchcraft? In almost every instance I have heard this I have associated it with the belief system of someone from the Catholic or Protestant sects of Christianity who associates all magic with worship of the devil. So in being able to understand this question, you need to first understand what is witchcraft. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, so take a look here: Religioustolerance.org
Divination is a gateway to spiritual development and insight. It can reveal habits and problems that you may have ignored for whatever reason. It can encourage you to change your circumstances, but one does not necessarily have to make such change through witchcraft or magick.
I don’t know for certain, but I have a theory. In short, I believe that all divination methods are a measurement of the object of our attention through mediums which we consider representative of chance or randomness, and it limitedly reflects that measurement through the medium’s symbols or meanings.
My short answer is no, but I’m sure that it’s possible. I think this depends on the person and their spiritual skill set. For example, right now I am in a state where I focus more on verbal communication instead of quantitative reasoning; therefore, you are more likely to see me use a calculator to compensate for my inability to compute equations quickly in my mind. On one hand, this can result in dependency in the calculator. On the other hand, if I am super bad-ass at verbal communication and there is an inverse relationship between the two skills I have, then it may very well be worth the price. The “hindrance” is probably a lack of reflection of one’s capabilities.
I would advise that you check out Religioustolerance.org.
I’m sure there is an optimum way according to occult sources, but no. I have some cards in my purse, some in my laptop bag, some on my bookshelf, and some on my altar. Only one has a cotton bag that I made for it, and it’s the deck that I like the least. I think the “specific” way is the way that resonates with you and your groove.
First, assess as to whether both sources are trustworthy. What are the authors’ background? Next, figure out if there is a similarity between the ideas presented in both authors’ work. Make note of it, for it can imply that both authors may be referencing the same source. Afterwards, figure out why they have the different opinions. Then, ask yourself, based upon the authors’ background, who do you resonate most with? Why? These are hints that may help you to decide which information is a better fit for you.