Bluffer's Guide to Astrology & Fortune Telling: Bluff Your Way in Astrology & Fortune Telling

Bluffer's Guide to Astrology & Fortune Telling: Bluff Your Way in Astrology & Fortune Telling

by Alexander Rae
     
 

"People consult astrology, cards, etc. because they are worried about the future. They want to be reassured. They don't want to worry more. Even if you really think they will go bankrupt or that their romance is doomed, don't tell them that. The trick is to tell people what they want to hear, without seeming to do so." Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy

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"People consult astrology, cards, etc. because they are worried about the future. They want to be reassured. They don't want to worry more. Even if you really think they will go bankrupt or that their romance is doomed, don't tell them that. The trick is to tell people what they want to hear, without seeming to do so." Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and all you need to know for instant expertise.

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ISBN-13:
9781903096208
Publisher:
Oval Books
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Bluffer's Guides
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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The Bluffer's Guide to Astrology & Fortune Telling


By Rae, Alexander C.

Oval Books

Copyright © 2000 Rae, Alexander C.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1903096200

Soothsaying
Bluffing is so important in the telling of fortunes that soothsayers have invented their own special word for it. They call it 'interpretation.'

Obfuscatory objectification
'Predictive sciences', 'prognosticative powers' or even 'oracular sensitivity' are all terms which mean fortune telling, and somehow sound better. Use them regularly. As a general rule use the most significant description (i.e. the longest words). Don't 'read tea leaves' - use 'tasseographic augury'.

Phrenology
In phrenology the areas of interest are duplicated on both sides of the skull so if you find a bump on one side of the head and not on the other you can make great play of it. Bumps usually denote a positive ability or skill. However you don't need to stick to this if you feel like finding a spurious bump that makes the person 'inclined to say silly things' or gives them a desire to cheat at Trivial Pursuits.

Skin blemishes
Molescopy is divination by means of moles. Although it is not really a serious method of augury, it can be used to create an instant impression. For instance, you can tell a complete stranger that because he has a mole on his right temple he is exceptionally able but should guard against illness in later life. Don't try it with someone who has a mole in the middle of their forehead. This is supposed to show a vicious nature and a bad temper. It could just be true.

Tarot
You can always keep people off-balance by insisting that all the things they believed about the Tarot are false. The best one is to say that 13 (Death) is not an unlucky card. Say it means the end of an outmoded phase of their life and an exciting new start. But be sure not to take a post dated cheque for the reading.


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