The Fortune-Telling Book: Reading Crystal Balls, Tea Leaves, Playing Cards, and Everyday Omens of Love and Luck [NOOK Book]

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Filled with practical advice, gypsy folklore, and both ancient and modern divinations, this lavishly illustrated primer reveals the future to all those who believe and shows how to employ crystal balls, tea leaves, and playing cards to predict the future. Full color.
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The Fortune-Telling Book: Reading Crystal Balls, Tea Leaves, Playing Cards, and Everyday Omens of Love and Luck

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Overview

Filled with practical advice, gypsy folklore, and both ancient and modern divinations, this lavishly illustrated primer reveals the future to all those who believe and shows how to employ crystal balls, tea leaves, and playing cards to predict the future. Full color.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759521797
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/12/2000
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 478,485
  • File size: 2 MB

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Introduction

People have been telling fortunes since time began. You have the power within you to see your own future, or that of your friends, no matter what your age or circumstance.

The ancient art of divination is a vast subject, too

large to be covered in its entirety here. This little book shows you simply how to develop your psychic and clairvoyant abilities, and to invoke them to tell fortunes using every-day household items such as tea leaves or coffee grounds, a pack of playing cards, a pair of dice, a bowl of water or ice, candles or apples. Most likely you already have the ingredients at hand, and because

each method is easy to use, you can begin any time you like. Also included here are everyday omens and superstitions that have stood the test of time.

Once your mind is receptive to higher influences, you will

find there is far more to life than just what meets the eye. You've probably already had the experience of knowing who is on the telephone before you pick it up to answer. Or perhaps you have thought of someone and then heard from that person or bumped into them, or had a hunch or a feeling that something would happen. Your intuition is the compass that will always point you in the right direction. The door is already open; dare you step through?

TUNING YOUR MIND

Clairvoyance is special sight (literally, it means "clear

sight") that allows you to see the future in a crystal ball or a tea-cup. If you can think of a lemon, see its shape and color, cut it in half and smell its aroma in your mind, you have clairvoyant powers. If not, you can become clairvoyant by training your imagination to visualize an object or situation.

Psychics have the power to feel, such as divining by

psychometry (below). You can encourage your psychic powers in a number of ways, often with the help of a friend. The more often you try these methods, the more accurate your predictions will be.

PSYCHIC POWERS

Try sensing a drawing. Begin by holding out your left palm,

flat and face up. While you have your eyes closed, a friend should draw a shape in the air-either a heart shape, a square, a circle, a wavy line or a cross-about 30 mm above your palm. Your hallenge is to sense whi h shape they have drawn.

TELEPATHY

Telepathy is thought transference, or communication between minds using extrasensory means.

Take a deck of playing cards. Remove all the face cards so that you are left with numbers one to ten in each suit. Shuffle the remaining 40 cards (20 will be red and 20 black) and pass them to a friend.

The pair of you should then sit back to back. Ask your friend to remove the top card and telepathically convey to you the number on the card and the color of the card. The pair of you should continue until the pack has been exhausted. Again, the more often you try, the more accurate you will become.

PSYCHOMETRY

Psychometry is the divination of facts about a person via his or her possessions.

To intuit a friend's feelings or details from their past, present, or future, ask to hold an item of their jewelry, such as a watch or ring. Hold it with your eyes closed for a few moments. Because the item has absorbed your friend's aura-the distinctive energy emanating from their body-you should be able to make a prediction in only five minutes.

Another method is to hold to your forehead a letter or card

someone has sent. You will detect their mood, character and

surroundings in which the letter was written.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Tuning Your Mind 13
Crystal Ball Reading 17
Hydromancy 23
Apple Divinations 29
Playing Cards--Cartomancy 35
Candle Magic 73
Dice 79
Marriage Folklore 95
Tea Leaves--Tasseography 101
Bay Leaf Magic 115
In Closing 121
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    SHE DOES IT AGAIN!

    as I have said in other reviews, I love Gillian Kemp and her books, I love the little notes she puts in, and i just feel the love in her books. This has alot of use information and actually I was kind of surprised how much information there was! More than you can imagine. I haven't had much chance to use this yet but it's defiantly... a great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Don't buy unless price goes down !

    Only 36 pages,these things can most likely be found onthe internet !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2007

    A reviewer

    i got this book at the library and it actually worked i love it so much i think im going to buy it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2004

    Great Book! One of Kemp's best...

    I got this book a year ago, and I still use it almost every day. It's one of Gillian Kemp's best books. Very Informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2003

    Who Knew? I DID

    This was one of the best books I've read. This book got me into Tarot Reading and Fortune Telling. I'm 14 and already at least 20 people come up to me for advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2003

    A diamond in the rough

    I am thirteen and have been casting spells since I was eight.I love this book, and have memorized many of the methods in this book. It's very helpful and doesn't leave you confused with its clear instructions. I've read many other books like this, and they sucked in comparison to this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2002

    It reveals the truth.. I love it!

    I got this book for what seems like a long time ago, but I still love every page. I'm really getting the hang of it and it's so much fun. My friends are impressed at how well the cartomancy works. I recommend it totally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2001

    I love this book!!!!

    I got this book about a month ago and I am in love with it! Not only do I recommend this book but Gillian Kemp's website too! ( www.gilliankemp.com ) I can't wait until the dream book comes out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2001

    The Fortune Telling Book for all

    This book is outstanding. I loved it. It looks nice to. Its a quality book which is very hard to come by. It is as good outside as it is in. These practical methods will be usefull to people of all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2001

    Amazing

    If you ever wanted to know what's in the future and you don't want to pay a psychic or tarot card reader you'll love this book. Not only does it give you a number of ways to do that but it shows you how to expand your psychic abilities as well. I love this book and Mrs.Kemp has changed my life, this book is easy to understand and fun to use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2001

    Great Fortune Telling Book

    This book is very good i just started reading it today and I've gotten really far into it i really recomend it to anyone that wants to know their future

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