Residing in a flat above the Fing Ho Chinese Banquet Restaurant, where he appears periodically to engage in the practice of cartomancy
(fortunetelling with ordinary playing cards), he's considered the "last of the eligible bachelors," at least among the elderly widows of North London.
Auger (PhD), the editor of this special section of Mythlore #132, is is the author of numerous books and articles, including Cartomancy
and Tarot in Film 1940-2010 (2016) and Tarot and Other Meditation Decks (2004), editor of the multi-author Tarot in Culture Volumes I and II (2014), and the area chair for Tarot and Other Methods of Divination at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference.
It is believed they began to be used for cartomancy
, gaining insight using a pack of cards, in around the mid-18th Century.
Much more common is a belief that the tarot was designed for, and can be used as, a tool for cartomancy
. In the early days of tarot mysticism it was thought that the tarot could provide a gateway or a channel that would facilitate communion with jinn, angels, and other exalted heavenly hosts.
But it's filled with original, impressive touches: the cards themselves, an entrancing 16th-century deck reproduced in the book; the cartomancy
sketches of the Octavo; the way the characters seem to revolve around each other like an intricate, courtly dance; the bits of description--the icy-cold rooms, the glittering chandeliers with candles dripping wax onto the floor below--of a time long gone." MOIRA MACDONALD
1 The Stage; 2 Trident; 3 High fidelity sound reproduction; 4 Cartomancy
; 5 Belgium; 6 The Amityville Horror; 7 A small terrier; 8 The piaffe; 9 Nabucco; 10 Arundel Castle.
ANSWERS: 1 The Stage; 2 Trident; 3 High fidelity sound reproduction; 4 Cartomancy
; 5 Belgium; 6 The Amityville Horror; 7 A small terrier; 8 The piaffe; 9 Nabucco; 10 Arundel C astle.
ANSWER: The Stage; 2 Trident; 3 High fidelity sound reproduction; 4 Cartomancy
; 5 Belguim; 6 The Amityville Horror; 7 A small terrier; 8 The piaffe; 9 Nabucco; 10 Arundel Castle
Tarot de Marseilles is the most popular form of cartomancy
Games Systems, Inc., 1971), 13; Alessandro Bellenghi, Cartomancy
The essays embody a variety of critical approaches listed in the preface in a possibly daunting way: 'the use of astrology, cartomancy
, pre-Socratic elemental cosmology, iconogaphy, hagiography, metamorphoses, Jungian principles, Lacanian psychoanalysis, the philosophy of Schopenhauer, Santayana's poetics, syncretism, gender studies, and Vedic theories' (p.