The Tarot – An Introduction

The tarot is a deck of 78 cards, many or all of which feature allegorical illustrations. The illustrations portray various characters and messages, and may be interpreted in various ways. These cards are divided into two sections, called the major arcana and the minor arcana.
The major arcana consists of 21 trump cards and the Fool card.
The minor arcana has 56 cards, which are divided into four suits of 16 cards each. The four suits are traditionally called Swords, Coins, Cups and Batons. Today, the Batons are sometimes known as Wands, …

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The Abraham-Hicks Emotional Scale

Learn more about Abraham’s emotional scale and how to use it in their best-selling book, Ask and It Is Given.

The emotional scale is a tool introduced by Abraham-Hicks in Abraham’s book Ask and It Is Given. It helps you to more effectively use your emotional guidance system. The emotions at the top of the scale are those we experience when fully connected with our Inner Being/Source energy/in the vortex (or however you want to put it). The emotions at the bottom are the worst-feeling, and represent a relative disconnection …

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How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

So, you’re interested in acupuncture treatment, but want to know how much it costs? Very generally speaking, you might expect to pay at least £35/$55 for a session lasting around 40 minutes. However, this is a very rough figure, and the actual cost may be more or less than this, depending on a number of factors:
How many sessions you book at once – some acupuncturists will give a discount if you book (and pay for) a number of sessions in one block.
The first acupuncture consultation will usually cost more than …

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What Does ‘Paranormal’ Mean?

Paranormal Definition: The word ‘paranormal’ refers to phenomena and experiences outside ‘the range of normal experience or scientific explanation’ [source]. The prefix ‘para’ has different meanings, including (in its Latin derivation) ‘outside’ or ‘against’ – so paranormal experiences are set apart from those of everyday life, and which are outside the realm of scientific understanding.
It is possible that as science advances, phenomena currently classed as paranormal might become more fully understood. However, paranormal research is fraught with difficulties, as paranormal phenomena do not (by definition) conform to the usual …

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How To Remove Henna Tattoos Quickly?

So that henna tattoo you got no longer seems like such a great idea, and you need to get rid of it. Is there a way of removing henna tattoos quickly?
If it’s a new tattoo and the paste is still on your skin, wash it off immediately. The longer it stays on the skin, the stronger the tattoo will be. But what if you have an existing tattoo?
The bad news is no, you’re not going to get rid of a henna tattoo instantly. This is because henna works by staining …

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Hello Kitty Tarot Cards

Whether you love her or loathe her (I’m a fan, personally!), there’s no denying that Hello Kitty is everywhere, and that includes on non-mainstream products like tarot cards. In fact, there have been two Hello Kitty tarot decks published.

Hello Kitty Tarot Book, available from Amazon

The first – which was simply called ‘Hello, Tarot’, dates back to 2007, and had 78 cards featuring the ubiquitous cat and various other cute animals. This deck is by Joe Rosales, and was withdrawn from sale after legal action by Sanrio. The …

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What Is The Occult? – Definition

Ask many people to define ‘occult’, and chances are they’ll start talking about black magic or vampires and the like. However, there’s more it than this kind of thing – let’s look at what the term actually means.
The term ‘occult’ is derived from the Latin word ‘occultus’, which means ‘hidden’ or ‘secret’. In general use, it’s used to refer to ‘hidden knowledge’ – or information that isn’t generally known or understood (and which may possibly be considered beyond the range of human understanding). More specifically, the word is often …