Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings

Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified
Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings

Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings is the sixth article in my Tarot Professional Development Series.  It is my hope to help my peers understand what they call gifts, and what their gifts are exactly.  Tarot Readers want to know about how to read the Tarot with knowledge, while at the same time using their other abilities.

Hello there, Tarot Readers.  Lately, I have read on Facebook people’s posts and comments on being a Psychic.  There seems to be a tad of confusion about what exactly is a Psychic.  Therefore, I thought I would clear the air on that subject.

The average person refers to the ‘Psychic Phenomena’ as being Psychic.  They are right that being a Psychic is within the realm of Psychic Phenomena.  The field of Psychic Phenomena is a very vast field in which one can easily get lost.  There are different kinds of Psychics, which explains the confusion in the minds of people.

Because of the confusion about what is a Psychic, many Psychics will go on to explain that they are ‘Clairvoyant’.  The term ‘clairvoyance’ is actually an ‘umbrella term’ that covers all the different forms of telepathy in the field of Psychic Phenomena.  The word ‘clairvoyance’ is a very loose way of describing the ‘different phases of psychic phenomena’.

Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings gives the definition of the term ‘clairvoyance’.  In the glossary of the Society for Physical Research, the term ‘clairvoyance’ is defined as follows: “the faculty or act of perceiving, as though visually, with some coincidental truth, some distant scene; it is used sometimes, but hardly properly, for transcendental vision, or the perception of beings regarded as being on another plane of existence”.  “Clairvoyance is not mind reading, but rather a faculty’, to paraphrase Mrs. Henry Sidgwick who is a distinguished writer on psychic phenomena.

The Phenomena of Clairvoyance is divided into several well distinctive classes, or classifications.  The principle forms of clairvoyant phenomena are:

(1) Simple Clairvoyance: The mere ‘sensing’ of other people’s Auric emanations.  I.e. Auric vibrations, auric colors, etc.; currents of thoughts vibrations, etc.  However, the simple Clairvoyant does not see events or scenes removed in space or time from the observer.

(2) Clairvoyance in Space: Is the sensing of scenes and events removed in space from the observer; and often is able to sense such things even when they are concealed or obscured by intervening material objects.

(3) Clairvoyance in Time: Is the sensing of scenes and events which have had their original place in the past time; or scenes and events which will have their original place in the future.

Methods by which Clairvoyance is usually induced:

(1) Psychometry:  Is the method of getting “en rapport” with the Astral Plane  One achieves this,  with some physical object connected to the person, scene, or thing about which you want to be informed.

(2) Crystal Gazing, etc.:  Is the method of getting “en rapport” with the Astral Plane, by means of gazing into a crystal, or magic mirror, etc.

(3) Clairvoyant Reverie: Is the method of getting “en rapport” with the Astral Plane, by means of Psychic States in which the sights, sounds, and thoughts of the material and Astral Plane are shutout of consciousness.

Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified
Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings

Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings says that some people are not comfortable with going to a Tarot Reader.  They are afraid that the Cards will show secrets from their past; or secrets they now hide; or an unfortunate future containing bad Karma.  However, many others want to know what is going on around them on all planes.  They seek a Tarot Reader such as myself who them what is going on in ‘the other world’.

Enquiring minds want to know what is going on in the higher planes.  However, when doing so, they must first ‘understand’ what they see in the higher world.  Another name for ‘The higher world’ is ‘the unseen world.  Man cannot see into ‘the unseen world’ without clairvoyance (a higher vision).  A person with an average intellect can develop his ‘higher vision’ (clairvoyance).  However, this does not go to say that he necessarily understands what is going on there.  To understand what he sees, he has to bring his ‘cognition’ into activity.

Tarot Psychic Phenomena Demystified – Evergreen Readings mentions ‘Cognition’.  Cognition is the ‘mental process’ by which your brain can understand what the senses send to it.  In other words, once you look into the higher world, your senses send info up to the brain.  The brain has to be able to pay attention to the data received from the senses.  By paying attention, the brain sifts-through the info received, and does an analysis of it all.  Then the brain looks at that analysis from different perspectives and from different contexts. Once the brain is done with the processing of the info it got from the ‘third eye’, it must then reach a conclusion.  Once the brain reaches a conclusion, it will decide what to do about it.

Not everyone is a clairvoyant.  However, everyone with an average intellect has cognition.  It is our own personal experience in this world, our memory, our ability to pay attention, our comprehension, and our sense of good judgement permits us to understand what we see in the higher world.  In a nutshell, we must be able to describe, then to understand it, to judge it, and to become convinced of what we saw and learned in there.

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N.B.:  Taken and adapted from the book “Clairvoyance and Occult Powers”, by Swami Pancadasi

 

Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers

Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers
Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers

Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers is a hot button.  Which is why I decided to write this article on this topic as the third article in my Tarot Professional Development Series.  There is disrespect prevalent amongst Tarot Readers because of two main reasons. Both are negative.  The first is the result of the competitiveness among Tarot Readers.  The second is due to personal beliefs and culture.  Both of these reasons have a harmful effect on other professional Readers, and brings tears on the pillow at night.

Hello fellow Tarot Readers.  My name is Nicole Dauch.  I have performed paid Tarot Readings at my kitchen table now for fifty years, off and on.  This past year, I started Readings on Facebook where I have met other Tarot Readers.  Reading their posts and threads is a real revelation!

In particular, lately I read racist and bigoted posts and comments by people who read the Tarot.  This is highly disrespectful of them.  Granted it is not everyone.  However, it is prevalent.  Therefore, I thought I would throw in my five cents worth via this blog post.  I know my blog post on “Prevalent Disrespect among Tarot Readers” will not change the world overnight, but at least I can start by calling it as I see it.  After all, disrespect is disrespect.

Prevalent disrespect amongst Tarot Readers is generally seen online for the money’s sake; that is inevitable.  Professional Tarot Readers expect to be paid for their services, which is understandable.  However, some take the spirit of competitiveness to the extent of being downright disrespectful of their peers.

More specifically, what made my skin crawl are those who lecture others on competition and respect – both at the same time.  These Tarot Readers do so while at the same time denigrating other people’s race, culture, and belief systems.  Doing so only turn their good intentions into racist and bigoted posts and comments.

Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers
Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers

Do not get me wrong, I believe that everyone has good intentions.  They just express their thoughts the wrong way.  If you are going to comment or blog about tarot readers from the perspective of race, culture, religion, or spirituality, please go right ahead.  However, do not do so in such a way as to compare your own race, culture, religion, and spirituality to that of other Tarot Readers.  Just as much as the clients, your peers can read it.

It is one thing to market oneself from one’s cultural background in order to draw a specific type of clientele; the more power to you!  However, it is an entirely different matter to market oneself by posting and commenting on the back of other Readers’ backgrounds.  It is also disrespect for attacking your peers for them saying they are of a specific background, now that is indeed disrespectful!

Marketing and promoting oneself at all cost to others will tend to alienate yourself from the mainstream Tarot Clients who might have gone to you for your help.  You know what they say, “you can fool some people sometimes.  But you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

As a comparison, I had the most wonderful telephone conversation with Alejandra Campos.  Alejandra is much younger than I am.  She is a practitioner of a different tradition than mine.

Alejandra Campos is a proud practitioner of Santeria.  Santeria is her style of Tarot Reading.  Practitioners of Santeria tend to combine terminology and concepts from Catholicism and West African religions.

Alejandra is highly respectful of other people’s traditions.  So much so, she invites Tarot Readers from other traditions to come along and read with her.  She wants Wiccans and Pagans as well as others to find a Tarot Reader from their own traditions too.  Because of her maturity respect wise, I agreed to do email readings if and when she should call upon me to do so.

Coming back to the topic of this post – ‘Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers is prevalent’.  There is something I want to say, but is a hot button amongst people in general.  Tarot Readers may want to be mindful of the following so to be respectful of others who are different from them.

Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers
Prevalent Disrespect amongst Tarot Readers

Here in North America (Canada and the U.S.A.), many of us have old traditions dating back just as others do.  Many of us have families that go back just as much as the next person has.  This is not that clear, because our countries are still relatively young in comparison to some others who still profess being ancient.  After all, we did not just restructure our borders; we crossed over the ocean to land on an entirely different continent as homeless-daughters with broken wings, so to speak.

We did not lose our race, nor our culture, nor our religion, nor our spirituality, nor our traditions; we modernized them so to be accommodating.  We took in the poor and the unwanted from elsewhere.  It is our way.  Tarot wise, we are still here alive and kicking!

Prevalent Disrespect Amongst Tarot Readers makes the point of saying, that no matter the Tarot Practitioner, no matter the aspect under which their practice presents itself, it is worthy of respect.  No matter if a Tarot Practitioner incorporates other traditions into theirs, it is worthy of our respect.

Respect does not mean to take it upon ourselves to actually practice reading Tarot in a way with which or to the extent of not being comfortable.  Respect simply means, we can agree to disagree to incorporate a certain way of doing the Reading into our practice.  We all have free will.  Let us not be competitive for business to the point of disrespecting the next person’s Tarot ways and beliefs via downright racism and bigotry.

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World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings

Grand Tableau Lenormand
Grand Tableau Lenormand

World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings. Tarot Readers around the world celebrate world Tarot Day each year on May 25th. The idea originated with Den Elder.  In 2003, Mr. Elder was himself a Tarot Grandmaster and founder of The Church of Tarot. The Tarot Professional Association, of which I am a member in good standing, holds and promotes World Tarot Day on an annual basis.  World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings is about my supporting World Tarot Day.

World Tarot Day - Evergreen Readings
World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings.

I wish you a “Happy world Tarot Day all!” I hope you do a tarot reading today… Do not forget to say TAROT ON!!!

Hello, I am Nicole Dauch of Tarot Reading by Evergreen. As a Professional Tarot reader, I support World Tarot Day. To do so, I honor the Tarot Reader who introduced me to Tarot, my adoption mother Clarisse Breton. There probably was not a World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings in her day, but she would be happy for me.

My adoption mother (may she rest in peace), would be crying now if she would read my calling her my mother by adoption. She wanted a baby more than anything, so she picked me. She would have wanted my never knowing that I was adopted, but some people are very cruel.

Mom had learned Tarot from her father before her. Neither of them had any formal training from an official Tarot School. Therefore, if you were to investigate where my Tarot Reading knowledge comes from, you simply would not find any records of that. All you would find is that I had a grandfather, and that he had a daughter who adopted me.

My adoption Mom told me, her father had learned to read the tarot in the tents of the Ladies who would pitch camp in the nearby woods outside the Logger’s Camps where he worked. During the long Winter Months of Quebec early century, my grandfather and his brother would go spend their evenings there with them in their tents. Mom said, her father did not know how to read nor write, but that he did learn to play cards well, and to read them. After leaving the Logger’s Camps and after his my grandmother passed away, grandfather worked at making furniture. Evenings though, he went to the local tavern in our town where he performed paid readings.

Mom wanted to pass-on her knowledge of the Tarot to her daughter; she elected me as the recipient of that knowledge. Her father approved her doing so, as I used to watch him do tarot spreads at her kitchen table, evenings. Therefore, I learned tarot spreads from him, and the more knowledgeable aspects of the Tarot from her.

Horoscope Spread with Tarot De Marseille Cards
Horoscope Spread with Tarot De Marseille Cards

More specifically, Mom introduced me to the Tarot De Marseille. She taught me about the Forces, Energies, and Influences at play in my life. More specifically, she told me that I could not control them. That I could however, decide how to react to them. She explained to me, that indeed my survival and my spiritual progression depended on my reactions to them. Moreover, that I could read that in Tarot Cards.

Grand Tableau Lenormand
Grand Tableau Lenormand

Mom also introduced me to The Lenormand Oracle. My mother’s way of understanding Lenormand was particularly controversial, as only but a small minority of Lenormand Readers understands this oracle as Omens. For Mom, the pictures on the Lenormand Cards where Omens.

The picture on each card is a represents an Omen, a sign. The Grand Tableau is the grand picture of things how they stand, and what is to come. The Cards are an accurate forecast, a foreshadowing. A foreshadowing in the sense of good and evil spirits we need to discern. We need to understand those spirits, because they cast their shadows upon us and our lives – Mom said.

One very precious lesson my mother taught me, was how to play cards. By inviting specific people to play cards with us, we could read (discern) the Core Forces, Energies, and Influences they bring to the table (upon us). That the cards dealt to me, and in what positions I choose to play them, is my reaction to theirs. At the end of the game, the Reader can see the future outcome of the situation this person is in; the Reader can then decide what to do about it. Some Readers play specific Tarot Card Games, however any card game from Texas Holdem Poker to 52 Pickups is a Tarot Spread with which to interpret someone’s cards.

In the small town as the one I come from, Witches and Occultists had to practice in secret. Tarot Reading was a secret too. There was never a fancy Tarot or Lenormand Deck, or Tarot book in my father’s house. Nevertheless, we did have several plain card playing decks. Therefore, I had to learn the Tarot de Marseille and the Lenormand by using ordinary playing card decks. In addition, I had to remember everything my mother told me about Tarot and Oracle Cards.

Instead of reading all about that from a book, or in a classroom, my mother resorted to taking me along with her on walks through our small town. During those walks, she would point out to flowers, trees, clouds, mountains, gates, doors, houses, a little girl, birds, etc… She would explain to me their meanings in the forbidden Lenormand Deck.

Even telling another soul that we were Witches and Occultists, or Tarot Readers and that we, could have caused the Parish Priest to run her and me out of town. When you read the Tarot, word that you read Tarot gets around anyways. Come to think of it, some people did try to run us out of town – but they failed.

Today of course, things have changed. People no longer shun Tarot Readers. Young Tarot Readers take online courses on the Tarot and Oracle Cards. They now even have Tarot studies certificates, which I do not have. My only claim to fame is that when I read Around the Tarot in 78 Days by Marcus Katz, I found in that book everything Mom had taught me about the Tarot.

Unlike my mother before me, I own several fancy Tarot and Oracle Decks. I do not have to hide my Tarot Books; most of them are on my Kindle app. Nor do I have to hide my Runes, nor my Pendulums, nor my Crystal Ball. Use to be, I would read for the women from my town, at my kitchen table. They would pay me well. I did not have to advertise myself as a Tarot Reader, knowledge about my being a Tarot Reader got around, as everyone knew everyone. Today of course, I do paid Readings for online clients and celebrate World Tarot Day – Evergreen.

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Reading Tarot Cards without ego

How to read the Tarot Cards without your ego
Reading Tarot Cards without  ego

 

Reading the Tarot Cards without your ego

Reading Tarot Cards without ego is of high interest to many Tarot Readers.  They want to know how to read the cards without the ego interfering with reading. So I thought I would share with you some little tricks you can perform to achieve this.

Admittedly, letting go of one’s ego is easier said than done.  Those who  claim they always perform readings without ego interfering are full of bullshit! They have telephoned themselves to tell themselves a story, and have believed themselves…

To advance the notion that they are professionals that only perform a reading from their Higher-Self or from their greater intellect – is to state that they are totally, 100% dead and buried, and are no longer part of the living. Tarot Readers are not superhuman beings; we are not divisible into separate parts; nor are we robots.

This said, as Tarot Readers we vibrate to other people with 100% of who we are. Tarot Readers are people who have knowledge and who are competent at interpreting the Cards for people. We do this by sharing our knowledge and our competency so to help others; we keep one foot in, one foot out of the situation you are in.  But we still are who we are, whole human beings; not half of one.

No matter how many years we have been performing knowledgeable readings; no matter what gifts we possess; no matter our race; no matter our personal belief system (religion); no matter if we are female, male, or how many Eagles we have or not, we just plain want to help people by means of performing Tarot Readings for them.

Tarot Readers want to help other people, this because of who we are as a human being.  We Tarot Readers are of good intentions. We share our knowledge in hopes that by doing so it could be of help to someone else.

It does not matter how many years of experience we have, we give what we do have. Moreover, we do have knowledge of the Tarot… What we bring to our readings is our entire being.  Our ego is also accountable and present within our entire being.  However, we tell our ego to make room to our hire-self, by asking our own ego to sit-down and be quite during the reading.

We have invested our own personal energy into our Tarot Business. Our time and money, our love and passion for the Cards.  It all went into our becoming good at Tarot Reading: our heart, our mind, our spirit, and our soul. We bring and put all that we are to our performing a Tarot Reading.

One just cannot pluck some of that out of oneself. For it is who we are. We are not divisible parts… Our ego had a great part to play in that by the way.

We cannot carve out our ego from being part of what we are as Tarot Readers… Thinking otherwise is unrealistic. Instead of carving the ego out of ourselves, we need to learn a less drastic way of handling our ego during a Tarot Reading. We need to learn how to ‘tame our ego’ so to strive towards reading Tarot Cards without ego.  Yes, here I said it!  “To strive towards reading Tarot Cards without ego…”

Before going into reading Tarot Cards without ego, let us understand what “Reading cards without ego” actually implies. Reading cards without ego implies ‘dying to your ego’. This can sound scary, doesn’t it! However, your ego will not actually die from not taking center stage for a while.

Actually, dying to your ego means that your ego backs-off from being the shining star on center stage – for a time. It backs-off from taking center stage sufficiently long enough to let your ‘Higher Self’ do what it does best – for a time. What the Higher Self does best is to relate to other people – for a time.

Only for a time though. The ego is not good at relating to other people; in fact, the ego loves to take the entire place on center stage. The ego loves to meet all of its own needs, and detests having to back-off and meeting other people’s needs. It erroneously does so think it will die if it should back-off for a time. The ego needs to be reassured that it will not die…

One great way of reassuring your ego that it will not die for real, is to give it a routine. Such a routine helps you to become aware, and to feel comfortable, safe, and secure about  embarking on a journey through another person’s situation. So take the time beforehand to take care of your own ego before you stop listening to it.

A ritual to perform before a reading:

The goal of this ritual is not to kick out your ego of the Tarot Reading. Rather, it is to motivate it into stepping aside for a time. At least for the duration of the reading. Just so your Higher Self can perform the reading, not your ego.  This is what is meant by reading Tarot Cards without ego:  create a place and a time for the ego to step aside for a while.

Some things you can do to motivate your ego into taking a time-out during the Tarot Reading.

Please feel free to omit some of these, or to add your own things to do:

. Start by cleaning your hands, and wash your face to freshen up a bit

. Take the time to see the beauty around you. I.e. beautiful flowers and trees

. Listen to the birds chirping outside, or listen to some calming music

. Get a glass of cold water, or some appropriate herbal tea to quench your thirst

. Make sure your tarot altar is clear of any clutter. Some readings can cause you to use large spreads.

. Smudge the room you are in, or burn patchouli incense to shew away negativity…

. Light a white candle for enlightenment and guidance.

. Place a quartz crystal and a black obsidian – for enlightenment to capture the negativity.

. Create a sacred reading circle for protection.

. Surround yourself (and your sitter) with white and red light for protection.

Knowing how to read the cards without the ego interfering with a reading is essential to a good reading. Preparing and taking care of yourself before the performance of a Tarot Reading helps to motivate the ego in surrendering center stage to the Higher Self. Making sure that you and your sitter are both safe, assured a secure reading environment.

After performing a pre-Tarot Reading Ritual, the ego should then be ready to let go. The Higher Self has the opportunity to perform the reading. After the Reading, give your ego a “you’ve been a good girl” hug!  Tel it you love her, and that next time you do a reading, you know she can be a good, quiet girl again!

Knowing how to read the cards without the ego interfering with their readings, Tarot Readers can thus offer a more spiritual environment for a professional reading to take place.

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