Tarot Readings in Lancaster are performed by someone that is trained in how to read and interpret the symbolism of the Tarot Cards. Tarot Readers do not necessarily have to possess any psychic or supernatural gifts to perform Tarot Readings. It is more of a left-brain science (logical side of the brain) much like Astrology. I have found the best Tarot Readers are also initiates of the Golden Dawn Kabbalah*.
Having a Psychic Tarot Reading in Lancaster is fulfilling.
To have been in a relationship with someone who was a manipulator who broke me down constantly and when I left him, it was his sole purpose to destroy me So I was sitting with all of that in all of my decisions that was something that was playing a part I was still carrying pain, I was carrying the memories of what had happened But today, I swear he can walk in front of me and I'd feel nothing It was as if whatever had taken place had been completely removed.
So he's just another person, who has no hold, who has no infuence And that.
that is major for me.
Present day Tarot Cards draw most of their symbolism from the Kabbalah. If you want a Tarot Reading, you will want to ask the Tarot Reader if they have knowledge of the Kabbalah as well.
There are pros and cons to both; It is a matter of personal preference really which is better.
*The Kabbalah incidentally is a form of Jewish Mysticism that is
believed to have originated from Moses. However, Mystical Kabbalah is non-religious; it ties in all the Gods and Goddesses of the world. I am referring to Kabbalah, from the Golden Dawn System of thought, often called “Mystical Kabbalah” today. Writer’s such as: Dion Fortune, S.L. Macgregor Mathers, and Isreal Regardie disseminated the Mystical Kabbalah ideas through their early 1900 writings on the subject.
My 11 Favorite Tarot decks
All right, I hope you guys are ready for this because this one is going to be epic this is a tarot unboxing, this is the biggestone I've ever done on video or off, so, I'm super excited, I've had this box fora couple months just waiting for the right moment, buildingsome anticipation.
I'm a little bit nervous, I'm really excitedso.
We're going to get into it but this box also has some interesting history and mysterious backstory Let's talk for just a moment about where thiscame from now this is a tarot collection, which I purchasedon eBay, which I bid on and won.
It's not an uncommon thing to be finding peopleselling their tarot collections.
and you know, people have mixed feelings aboutbuying used decks, we've talked about that in other videos.
But what I find the reason why I might buy a collection can often times find multiple items where sometimes the one single thing thatyou're looking for might not be available but you can find it as a part of a much largercollection and sometimes you might find it for the sameprice as it would be for the one individual item I've done that with rare books before, whereI wasn't able to find the actual book sold individually, but when I put inthe lot, I could find that book was being sold alongwith some other similar books and actually get the whole thing for the pricethat I would have paid for the single book.
So tarot decks, if there is something rarethat you are looking for and can't find it, that is a little hint for you that you might be able to find it as a part of a collection, because sometimespeople don't realize what they have - or the value of what they have, or they just want to get rid of it all atonce.
So, I saw a few different collections onlinewhen I was looking for this online, and I'll behonest I was also doing this with this channel in mind, andwanting to something really cool, something over the top for you guys.
I wanted to be able to unbox a huge collectionall at once.
But when I looked.
You can really tell someone'sstyle from the cards that they buy.
Some people like the decks that are more whimsical,more fairie magic, things like that.
That's not really my style that much, youcan sorta tell the era that they came from or decks that were collected recently or the ones from 30 or 40 years ago you can tell looking at the condition are they super used, I'm not looking to buyused decks that are super worn-in.
Ideally, if I'm buying a collection, I wantthose decks to be pristine, something that people had but they didn't really use, butthey collected them.
That's how my collection is.
I have some tarot decks that I use and I have some that I never actually donea reading with them.
I found this collection and instantly I knewas soon as I saw it, I knew that it was something special.
There were a bunch of decks in here that I'venever seen before, it's 30 decks in total and one thing that I noticed is that a LOTof these decks were Japanese.
Now, at the time I guess I didn't even realizehow popular tarot is in Japan, but once I started looking this up, I started realizing that tarot is REALLY BIGin Japan and has a history of all kinds of differenttarot decks that have been published there.
Now often times they are not complete decks,they're just the 22 Major Arcana.
But they are definitely very much a thingthere, and so that looked to be what a lot of these decks were.
Now, I found this pretty fascinating and soI did something that I would normally never do.
I wrote to the person that I bought thesefrom, and I said, you know what I.
after I did win the bid, which I'm going to go aheadand tell you guys how much I paid for this, I think that I putmy max bid at $300 bc it was 30 tarot decks I thought that $300 that would be $10 a deck that's how much I was willing to pay and Ialso saw that this box also included some VERY rare decks which those decks alone were going for $100-$200each so even if I got the whole thing just forthose decks alone, it would be worth it.
I ended up winning this box for $222.
When I saw that, well, obviously you knowthe name of my channel, 22 TEACHINGS, 22 is a special number to me So when I got this box for $222 I said, that'sjust too uncanny.
So of course, this was meant to be.
So I got really excited, and I looked a littlebit more at the listing and started think.
The person that had thesecards, they have a VERY interesting collection.
So I wrote to the person who I won this from and I asked them, "Sorry to bother you, butI was just wondering, are you the original owner, and if not, do you know the person who is,because I'd love to ask some questions just about where they came from.
I didn't really expect a response back because when you sell something on eBay, that'sit, you send them the package, and it's done.
You don't really expect to hear from thatperson again unless they have an issue with what they received.
But I did get a response.
This is what the person said: "This collection had belonged to a man namedPaul.
He was a tenant and he had passed away.
Paul did not have any family, so a lot of his possessions unfortunatelywere just tossed out.
" The person that I got these from said thathe had seen this box out by the dumpster looked in it, and wasn't quite sure exactly what it was.
But recognized at least that it was somethingunique, and that it probably deserved a better end than ending up in a landfill.
So he took the box and put it on eBay.
and that's how I ended up with it.
But he said that's all he knew and all thathe could tell me about the person.
Well of course this sent me into an internetworm hole Trying to find who is this person Paul.
I researched, I looked at obituaries, I lookedat esoteric groups practicing in this area, This box came from Commerce City, Coloradobut nothing that I could find led me anywhere.
Everywhere I looked sent me to a dead end.
All I really had to go by was this person'sfirst name, the fact that clearly they were interested in tarot and the esoteric and also at some point the must've lived inJapan, were Japanese, or lived there at some point.
ARE YOU GUYS READY? Let's go ahead and open it.
So I did end up writing back to that guy I told him, "by the fact that you saw thisbox, by the dumpster, realized this was something of value.
Just know that not only have youmade me so happy, but you also did something to preserve thisguy's legacy.
For something that obviously meant a lot tohim enough to have collected this many decks It would have been so unfortunate if thishad ended up being tossed away.
So let's take a look.
I'm so excited!! woah You guys seeing this? Alright, I'm just gonna show you guys theseone at a time There's some decks that are here that I alreadyrecognize This is a rare deck, this is called the CagliostroTarot Deck, it looks like this, I have a feeling this is just going to bea part 1 of this video because once I open all these decks up, I'm goingto have to do a 2nd video this is a deck that was put out in 1981 You can see that it has this Egyptian themethere's the Emperor on the back this is one of the decks that I've seen goingfor a pretty good price wow this is very cool, you guys -- if youare a tarot collector, you know this deck, it's the Aquarian tarot this is a really popular deck that has beenin print since the 70's This is by David Palladini, and it's one ofthese decks that just over the years has remained very popular, now was printedby Morgan Press, so this is definitely an older edition, this says 1975 right here,and I can already see that these cards are absolutelypristine they don't look like they've even been shuffled, nothing is bent, the edges are perfectly clean, and I'm soexcited because I actually don't have this deck! So this is a great one for me to filling intomy collection, this is what the backs look like I know there's a few different styles, there'san orange back too that you'll see sometimes on this deck, but this is cool, with thistype of box to keep these in.
So, that's exciting! This is another deck I know, The MotherpeaceROUND TAROT DECK, have guys seen these cards before? Take these out for a second.
this is a reallypopular deck too, this is one that is still published so the cards are round! Here is the Priestess of Wands.
And likeI said, this is a pretty popular deck this is another one that I didn't have and this may also be an older edition thanwhat is currently being published, it says PRINTED IN BELGIUM, by Carta Mundi.
But published by US Game Systems of course Let's take a look at one of these Japanesedecks.
So, here's the first one, and I can see thatthis was purchased in Japan Because it has the price in Yen here.
I can't read Japanese, there's no Englishon here, so there's no way for me to know what it says, or what it's called.
But I'll just go ahead and open it up andit's got this book, oh and there is some English in here.
This is the I-Ching tarot! That's kind of cool! Look at these.
These are the I-Ching hexagrams up at thetop, very interesting.
I would imagine that there are a number ofcards here, that are I-Ching hexagrams, and this was illustrated by M.
Muro and copyright1981 So that gives us a little idea of the timeframe of when these are coming from.
It seems like most of these cards and decksare the late seventies and early eighties so far Here's another one.
Look at that.
With a pentacle on it, here's the other side,and apparently this is the way that Japanese tarot decks come.
They have a book that comes with them, andit's a 2-parter with the cards working in.
The tarot of Wicca You know, I think I've seen this one before? I actually do recognize THESE ARE SO EIGHTIES! Look at this Magician! Right? Here's the Death card.
And like the lastdeck, they are very much these plastic coated, nice, thick, nice-quality cards but theseare kind of.
Hilarious, look at some of these court cards! Look at the King of Chalices, nice mustache,right? With the kid on the back there.
so , thisis very cool the Tree of Life on the Ace of Wands, and you know I can't get enough wheneverI see that Qabalistic imagery! I don't know how many people recognize it,but, clearly the people that make these tarot decks know what they're talking about whenthey do that.
Oh wow! Actually, look at this.
This is the Nine of Wands, and we see thislooks like Golden Dawn magical tool, kind of like the Lotus Wand but with the various colors there on the wand.
So there seems to be some Western MysteryTradition imagery in this one This is just funny, because they call it tarotof Wicca, but that does not look like Wiccan imagery, it looks more like Golden Dawn.
Let's continue on.
I'm already overwhelmed Here's another one, this is just a BEAUTIFULbox.
I'm not actually going to take these cardsout.
This is called Chartomantia Diabolica andlike I said, I can make a part two of this video.
OH here's one that I recognize, the B.
You guys know who Paul Foster Case is? Well, he was a ceremonial magician and hewas a member of the Golden Dawn.
after the few years that that group actuallywas in existence before it eventually dissolved and formed splinter groups and in one of those main groups Stella Matutina,Paul Foster Case was a member.
He later came to the United States, formedthe Builder of the Adytum here in Los Angeles and now, that remains an international MysterySchool, the School of Ageless Wisdom is what I believe it is called.
You can still sign up on their website viabota.
Org to take their training which comes as a correspondence course and if you do that, at some point along theway, you will receive this deck which is actually a black and white deck which is intended for the students to colorby hand and that's a very important exercise in learningthe tarot, especially in the way that it is taught by the original lessons of Case to take the time to color your deck by hand.
So, that is, again uncolored and it seemslike everything is in pristine condition.
Look at this.
This is an old Marseillies deck.
This is a deck which was printed by BP Grimaud.
This is an old card publishing company.
Idon't know how old exactly, it could potentially go back to the 1800's, it's a French company.
It's quite a thick deck, do you notice that? Let's take a little peek in here.
I have a couple of Marseillies decks, butI've never seen this version before.
It is kind of cool to think,, with this deckcoming from France.
Wow, actually even older Look at this; "Manufacturing Tarot Cards since1790" so this has to be one of the oldest tarot card publishers that I believe thatare still around.
AG Muller is another one, that's a Swiss companybut I think that they've been around since the mid-1800's, but I could be wrong But this is very exciting.
These cards are so bold, theyare really heavy card stock which is why the deck is so thick.
But again, this deck is in pristine condition,and these are very recognizable images, that's the Marseilles deck is one of the oldest tarotdecks that we know about, that is still being reproduced.
This Kabbalistisches tarot, kind of cool,with the Japanese price tag on there, I've seen this one - the Tree of Life tarot, I'veseen this one before but I don't own it.
What is this? It's "Oriental Classic Fortune Teller".
This is NOT a deck of cards, although at firstI thought it was, cause it's this little red plastic box.
Let's see what this is all about.
It hasthe hexagrams on it, huh.
Look at this.
So its got these little.
tiles in here.
And it seems like.
And then there's one up at the top it seems like something that maybeyou shake it? and they change? I'm not exactly sure how you use that.
But that's kind of a cool little bonus novelty.
Here's another Japanese deck, see the Emperorthere.
THIS is one of the ones I was really excitedabout.
This deck ALONE, is probably worth $220 sojust by getting this deck in here, all of the rest of this is just an added bonus.
Can you imagine? This is called The Royal Fez Moroccan TarotDeck.
This is printed by AG Muller, the Swiss companyI was just mentioning.
Let's go ahead and take a look and see whatkind of condition.
The box is a little beat up, but.
Yeah, thecards are beautiful.
The cards are pristine.
So this is a rare deck, one that is definitelythat has been on MY wish list.
Here's the Magician, the High Priestess, really beautifuldrawings here.
I have a feeling that I'm going to have todo a full video just on the Royal Fez; and whichever of these decks you guys are mostinterested in seeing me open, PLEASE go ahead and leave a comment belowand let me know which ones you guys wanna see! There's still so much left in here, and honestly,this video is already getting a little bit long.
I think I'm gonna go ahead and put the restof this away for another day.
At this point in time I already have quitea lot to be playing with, I'm a little bit overwhelmed to be honest.
Do you know anything about Japanese tarotdecks? Are there any of these decks that you guyshave? I'd love to hear! I think that this is going to be a reallyinteresting thing to fill in some of the pieces.
Do YOU know who Paul is? Are you from Colorado? If you have any information on any of thesedecks that you would like to share, please go ahead and leave a comment below.
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