Psychic Kathleen

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Skeptics Tarot

The Credible Tarot

There are people who believe that the Tarot is a frivolous pastime at best, an evil pursuit or fraudulent practice at worst. Unless you live in an exceptional and somewhat isolated community, we Tarotists are occasionally confronted by people that steadfastly (and loudly!) hold to these beliefs. It’s important for our own sanity and ongoing effectiveness as a reader to diffuse the negative energy these prejudices and accusations generate with facts that point to the contrary.

Depending on who has levied them, most of the time these accusations are harmless. Occasionally however, these disparaging comments can negatively impact on the growth of our practice as a Tarot reader and generally affect the public’s regard of the Tarot. So they demand to be dealt with forthwith!

I’ve discovered in my own practice that a two-pronged response is the most effective counter to a negativity that’s rooted in ignorance. The first prong is what I’ve named, the “Skeptic’s Tarot”. The second is a discussion about the Tarot’s correspondences with other traditional mystical traditions. The operative word here is “briefly”. Any one of these mystical correspondences could comprise a volume series of work and in many cases already have.

The Skeptic’s Tarot

The Tarot is ideally suited for skeptics! Skepticism leads to a thorough investigation of the truth as long as it’s accompanied with an open mind. Skeptics are motivated to delve beneath the surface of an issue to penetrate and expose the truth. They work to cut through superficial, designed-to-deceive masks.

The Tarot addresses the deeper sources of meaning which permeate our profoundest layers of consciousness. These deeper layers of consciousness house universal energy complexes, which have been named “archetypes”. Archetypal psychology is a well-respected approach to understanding the human psyche by social scientists, such as, anthropologists, social workers, and educators. Joseph Campbell’s phenomenal life-time work was a cross-cultural exploration through the archetypes and their impact on the psyche, society, culture, and evolution.

The Major Arcana depicts a vast array of archetypes, and interpreters of the Tarot reveal how these Tarot archetypes teach lessons about human growth and development from a psychological/spiritual/physical perspective. When a skeptic challenges my choice of profession as being one of “simple fortune-telling”, I point to the “Fool’s Journey to Wholeness”, as the archetypal story revealing an ageless truth regarding the human experience. This is how the Tarot stands apart from the plethora of new cards published in the last 10 years; such as those depicting angels, slogans, and the like.

I Am Not a Fortune-Teller

I’m not a fortune-teller, I am a reader of an ancient, wise oracle that is designed to answer serious questions pertaining to love, health, and enterprise. When I’m asked if it actually works, I always confidently answer, “Yes it does! How could a system of divination survive all through the ages, if it didn’t’ work?”
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