This comprehensive two-in-one guide book compilation let's beginners fortune telling learn the practice using both tea leaves and ordinary playing cards.
The first guidebook included concerns Cartomancy, whereby cards are used to predict the future:
The truly informed about fortune telling can confirm that simple, ordinary playing cards can more than satisfy the requirements for concise accuracy which of course underpins all good fortune telling. While it is tempting to opt for Tarot with its rich symbolism and imagery, the beginner needn't burden themselves with the complexity native to that practice.
A simpler, more accessible and less arcane means of fortune telling accomplishes the task excellently: the use of a normal 52 set of playing cards.
Cartomancy - The Art of Fortune Telling With Playing Cards clearly and eloquently explains the symbolism behind the resulting predictions, citing examples and including a full glossary of over a dozen different methods of laying out the cards. Whether the questions asked concern love, money or happiness - within the cards there will be an answer.
The second guidebook in this edition introduces Tasseography, the practice of reading tea leaves as a method of fortune telling:
The ancient practice of divining fortunes with tea is one which is frequently overlooked by those having heard of Tarot as a method richest in authenticity. Those truly informed however can confirm that simple tea leaves, when read correctly, can more than satisfy the requirements for concise accuracy which is what of course underpins all good fortune telling. The fact you can accomplish the task inexpensively with everyday household items is a further advantage.
While it is tempting to default to Tarot, with its rich and colorful imagery, there needn’t be the complexity when a simpler, more accessible and less arcane means of fortune telling does the task excellently. Tasseography - fortune telling with tea leaves - is certainly no compromise when reading a fortune. As you will discover in these pages; it possesses its own distinct history, dignity and richness quite apart from other, more popularly known means of telling a fortune.
This book has example illustrations and a detailed glossary of terms surrounding the reading of tea leaves, leaving the aspiring fortune teller in no doubt as to how to correctly interpret and relay readings of tea leaves.
These guidebooks were written by Sophia Buckland, a fortune teller with over 20 years experience in using cards and tea leaves as a means of predicting the future.