Predicting The Future

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What does the future hold for us? This is something that most of us think about and some of us worry about. We don’t know what is going to happen in the future so we do all that we can to protect ourselves, should our circumstances change for the worse: we take out insurance, in case we get burgled, and we put money aside for a ‘rainy day’. If you are constantly worrying about the future, then try to change your thinking so it is more positive and consider visiting a psychic, as they may be able to help reassure you. A good psychic will be able to predict some of the things that are destined for you; some can predict years ahead, while others will be able to give you a detailed reading for the next few months. Either way, it will help you to realize that the future isn’t something to fear.

Divination, or predicting the future, has been around since the dawn of time – there are passages in the bible that talk about prophets and seers and, in ancient Greece, people visited an oracle, who told them their future in exchange for large sums of money. Nowadays, you can visit a psychic or a medium. A psychic will focus more on divination and a medium will predict your future by communicating with spirits, or your deceased relatives. A reading from a medium may not be as focused on your future, as spirits will give the medium a lot of information from your past, so you will know that the information they tell you about the future is likely to be true. A psychic reading will probably be better, if you want to know what’s in store for you in the future. Mediums are best if you wish to speak with a deceased relative and gain some comfort from this.

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Divination Through The Ages

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Divination is taken from the Latin word divinare, which means to foresee or be inspired by God. In ancient times, people believed that God had a plan for them and some cultures thought that they could predict what God had in store for them using divination. A lot of ancient divination was based around God’s feelings towards the people. They wanted to know if God was angry or happy with what they were doing on Earth.

In ancient times there were a lot of divinatory practices taking place. In Greece, there was an oracle in Delphi who attracted high-profile people from far and wide. She was called Pythia and people took what she said seriously. She became so popular that people were willing to pay huge sums of money to consult her. For those who were not able to get to Delphi, or who didn’t have the money, they used to consult seers instead. These were people who claimed to be able to read signs around them to predict future events. Most seers could only give a yes or no answer to a person’s question, though. There were a lot of battles in Greece, at that time, and the generals of each army would consult a seer on the battlefield before fighting commenced. The seer would slaughter a sheep and look at its liver to try to get a better idea of future events. The battle would not take place until the seer had given his or her prediction. Divination was taken very seriously in ancient times.

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Understanding The Tarot

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The origins of Tarot cards, who first designed them, where and when and for what purpose, remain vague and elusive; despite the many attempts through articles and books to shed light on the subject. At one time or another writers on the subject of the Tarot, have assigned the invention of the cards to a wide range of sources; such as the religious rituals and symbols of the ancient Egyptians; others suggest that they spring from the mystery cults of the Mithras in the first centuries after Christ. Still others find similarities with pagan Celtic beliefs, or with the romantic poetry of the Holy Grail, which emerged during the middle ages in Western Europe.

If we wish to base our exploration of the Tarot’s origins exclusively on factual evidence, the first documented decks of Tarot cards; those which include not only the ordinary four suits of playing cards, but also the strange images of what are now known as the Major Arcana or Tarot Trumps. Spring from the second half of the fifteenth century and were painted in Italy. There are two of these decks. One known as the Charles VI pack and the other is known as the Visconti-Sforza pack, and the truth is that we do not know much about how they came into existence.

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