This is a collection of essays that gathers the voices of both reputed veteran and young cartomancers.
The book captures the heart of cartomancy through 21+1 snappy rules, delivered with martial arts aplomb in the form of manifestos.
While each fortuneteller imparts his and her deep wisdom about what works and what doesn’t in any cartomantic session, the idea is to go beyond the flashy, the verbose, and the dictatorial, and rather suggest instead what the nerve of each individual contribution to cartomancy is all about.
As most of the contributors are also artists, this book showcases their calligraphic and sigil style artwork.
Table of Contents
Camelia Elias: The Fortune-Teller’s Cut /11
Enrique Enriquez: Hol Dit /25
Wendy Lee Gadzuk: A Litany of Bugs /29
Jeff Silverstein: Poor Reader’s Almanach /33
Simone Grace Seol: The Hypnotist /37
Bent Sørensen: A Manifesto in Voices /41
Rachel Pollack: Isthar’s Trick /45
Cindie Chavez: Clarity /49
Yi-Sung Oliver Ho: Killing the Fortune-Teller /53
Rules of Engagement/Disengagement /57
Sterling Clavelle: Cartomantic Harmonics /61
Debi Ann Scott: Code of the Desert /65
James Wells: Cards say, “You Belong” /69
Natalia Forty: Aphorisms of the Oracle /73
Ryan Edward: The Smell of Form /77
Sherryl Smith: The Emancipated Eye /81
Geoff Krueger: The Thermodynamics of Card Divination /85
Beverly Frable: Leave the Textbooks Behind /89
Adam Wolkoff: Twenty-One Possible Steps to Mirth /93
Fortuna Sawahata: Make it Beautiful /97
Devon Patel: Uncorking ‘Nothing’ /101
Archie Leung: Moon Reading /105
Andrew McGregor: Mystery Machine /109
Jane Green: Dog’s Wisdom /113
Charles Webb: Fortune-Telling in Strange Coffee Houses /117
Veronica Chamberlain: The Clear Question /121
Markus Pfeil: The Shape of the Loom /125
Shelley Ruelle: The Arcana One by One /129
Dorian Broadway: Panoramic View /133
Diane Wilkes: Know, Love, Trust /137
Aitzie Olaechea: Shake It, Then Ink It /141
Annie Kaye: To Read the Tarot /145
Robert Scott: Don’t Forget Your Cards /149
Joeanne Levister Mitchell: Entering the Majors’ Ark /153
Miguel Marques: Cut See Voice /157
Merete Veian: Trumped Up Walks /161
Erin Clark: Flying Völva /165
Camelia Elias: Ten-Chi-Jin /169
Meet the Contributors /175
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Camelia Elias has created a very ‘unique’ book. She designed a template with a few examples, then called for contributions from her students and associates of Aradia Academy (www.aradia-academy.com). There were 37 reputed veterans and young Cartomancers that were selected and gave their own voice to 21 + 1 fortune-teller’s rules. This is not a teaching, but you will learn, gain wisdom and be entertained by each and every contributor, many who included art with their submission. It’s magical, spellbinding and you will have a hard time putting it down. I will be re-reading and referencing this wisdom many times. Kudos to Camelia Elias and all the contributors! NOTE: Do your pricing homework/searches. Most places sell at the suggested retail price, but others mark up from retail.
Camelia Elias is the creative force behind this offering. Anyone familiar w Camelia knows she consistently presents methods that enable readers to open themselves up to reading skills previously untapped. This collection will be one you need to add to your library. Truly, exposure to concepts like these changed my world. Are you ready and open to new approaches to reading the “damn cards"? A must have. End of story.