Higher Guidance From Tarot Cards And Popsicle Sticks

June [30] 2008

Book Review

Book Of Ordinary Oracles by Lon Milo DuQuette

By Art Rosengarten, Ph.D. 

OK, so you’re not getting married tomorrow? You’re not switching careers from stockbroker to yoga instructor, and you’re not dreading your upcoming ten-year reunion.  No worries, right?  Not so fast, there’s always the “everything else” factor that has a way of insinuating itself upon the normal course of a quiet day. Tasks, choices, calls, people…you know, your L.

The question is: Should you consult a so-called “oracle” when things seem so ho-hum ordinary?  Ask author Lon Milo DuQuette and he’d likely tell you:  “By all means! You’ll probably enjoy it.”   In his highly entertaining and instructive Book Of Ordinary Oracles, DuQuette reveals why these mysterious techniques of prediction really work, and how they make your life a lot more interesting. Says DuQuette: “Oracles don’t show you the future or answer your questions. They are simply devices that announce the status of the Great Now.” Truer words were never spoken.

Coins, cards, charts, as all oracular mediums, are simply practical tools for self-discovery; they force us from our comfort-zones and knee-jerk reactions.  They require us to reconsider daily occurrences from the perspective of high curiosity. And they make us  honor the “luck of the draw” or “just the way the ball bounces.” A window into the present moment has opened.  You must ask yourself  “Is there a lesson here?” How to observe and interpret things that arise seemingly at random is the secret of ordinary oracles. Whether it’s the first line of the next song on the car radio, the natural swirls in a yard of sand, or the flight patterns of a fleet of  birds, a snapshot is taken in the mind. You are now left to ponder questions like: What gathers together in the present moment? What part of myself is mirrored here? What feels like this in my life? 

Your own answers (with a little help and guidance from the oracle) will amaze you for the fine insights generated. These are experiments that you’ll want to try soon. ‘The Book’ demonstrates that ancient mystical practices work just as effectively with modern household items (“pocket change, popsicle sticks, the tv remote, etc…”).  Who needs Houdini or Hogwarts when the real arts can be mastered in the comfort of your own livingroom?

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© ART ROSENGARTEN, PH.D., All Rights Reserved.   Reprints Only With Written Permission of The Author, Dr. Arthur Rosengarten  


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