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Offline deicide

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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2019, 06:57:50 AM »
I love using, and collecting, tarot decks and oracle decks.  My favorite tarot deck with vampires is the Tarot of Vampyres by Ian Daniels, so beautiful!  My avatar is from his deck, 02 The High Priestess.
Fairly good art, however, seems like a subpar choice for divination to me, very little symbolism to hold to.

Alright, here is my two all-time favourites:

Rann Poisoncage Tarot


Aleister Crowley Tarot


Please, don't buy anything from Rann, that girl is such a royal bitch and enjoys it so greatly. I regret that I did not pirate her stuff. It's a sort of artist who won't even condescend to reply fans' questions, but not above accepting donations from them.
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2019, 02:29:02 PM »
I can't say either of those designs hold much appeal to me but each to their own. I don't know who this Rann is but I'll be sure to avoid them if I see them.

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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2019, 02:54:15 PM »
Agreed!  The first one is pretty ugly, and the second is the Thoth, and personally I don't like the Thoth, I prefer to use one of its clone Liber T Tarot of Stars Eternal, a deck I used for years, up until I got the Tarot of Vampyres, which follows the Thoth as well.  You can check the readings I did with it on my blog:

https://strangerealms.ca/tag/vampyres/

P.S. Don't take it personal, I find 99% tarot and oracles deck ugly.
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2019, 05:06:42 PM »
Just for the records, in the first one "il diavolo" means "the devil" in Italian (and still I don't get the connection between Italy and hentai....)
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2019, 05:10:23 PM »
Anyway, here's a nice set of cards I saw some time ago which I remembered just now, The Gothic Tarot
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2019, 05:19:43 PM »
Anyway, here's a nice set of cards I saw some time ago which I remembered just now, The Gothic Tarot

Not bad at all

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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2019, 06:45:00 PM »
P.S. Don't take it personal, I find 99% tarot and oracles deck ugly.
No offence was taken, while the Code Geass (which is largely a half-assed Bloodlines ripoff anime starring the emo LaCroix protagonist) like art style itself is quite saccharine, the stuff depicted wasn't meant to be pleasant as the abstract life situations the cards represent aren't inherently nice either. It's mostly based on Rider Waite with some Marseilles thrown here and here, but these extra details make all the difference to me, they provide such a fine material for projection. Besides, there aren't many non-classic decks that make any sense when reversed. It certainly wasn't intentional on artist's behalf. Mysterious are the ways of unconscious acts.
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2019, 08:30:00 PM »
To Deicide, Barabbah, Nothingness and TF Alex Burton,

What do you do with your Tarot cards? You only collect them or do you use them in some way? Indulge me, I am curious.

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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2019, 09:03:34 PM »
To Deicide, Barabbah, Nothingness and TF Alex Burton,

What do you do with your Tarot cards? You only collect them or do you use them in some way? Indulge me, I am curious.

Mine are props for videos. Though I've only used them once so far.

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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2019, 09:17:56 PM »
House of cards. If I have them actually.
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2019, 12:10:46 AM »
This is a tool for accessing thoughts that one isn't aware of at time, what's labelled "subconscious" today, the whole point of divination. Which is a fake term since there is no such a thing. Earlier in the topic I gave an example of a different technique and some uses.
The fact that it was invented before the advent of a faux-discpline known as psychology, thus completely unaffilated with latter and not influenced by it in any way makes it even more valuable.
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2019, 04:17:14 AM »
a faux-discpline known as psychology

Except it's based on the scientific method, it's not deliberately vague and made by crooks but by people who (with the exceptions of some actual crooks) are doctors, it actually does its best despite its relatively early stage and limits to actually help people. :/
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2019, 10:39:55 PM »
"Scientific", "not deliberately vague", "not made by crooks". The only thing you have forgotten, "objective". Are you that unfamiliar with the topic or being sarcastic?
The first, I presume, so strongly recommend to do a search on Rorschach test as well as modern derivatives. Have a good laugh. They're so humanitarian, they aren't even aware that statistics and probability theory (actual science) does not work the way they assume, to this very day. "Large" in Law of large numbers isn't stand for nothing. In short, if 90000 of 100000 confirmed pedobears see a loli on that card, it does not mean 9 of 10 people who saw the same are pedobears.

This stuff is exactly a castrated divination (subjectively interpreted by a psychologist) with utterly broken mathematical basis underneath.
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2019, 11:40:32 PM »
I was talking about motivations.... Oh well
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Re: Tarot cards
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2019, 01:19:28 PM »
Money, prestige or a desire to have a job at all? Every first tier authority somehow doctored clients' histories, deliberately or not, in order to push their own agenda over competitors. Freud is the most infamous for this sort of thing. Others weren't much better in this respect, less blatant misinformation, more skewing and manipulation.



And the most of people, even with a certain education, tend to consider him rather humorless and cold...

Damn, even anti-cancer drugs aren't being developed out of love for mankind or desire to help people. It's almost unbelieveable how much profitability the stuff packs and how hard for a new player to get into this old haunt of gold.
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