Saturday, March 14, 2009

Methods for Learning New Divination Techniques

I'm looking for tips on effective processes for learning new divination techniques.

Try as I might, I've never had much luck with tarot. It just never clicked for me. I don't trust my pendulum any more -- it's too easy to move the pendulum unintentionally. I've been doing fairly well with ogam, but have found that to be useful mostly for clarifying and learning about the "whys" of a situation, rather than for figuring out what's coming down the road or which path to take, if that makes any sense.

Tana mentioned Lenormand oracle cards a few weeks back in another thread, and it intrigued me. So I've ordered a deck (from Italy, since they seem to be hard to come by in the U.S.) and what seems to be "the" book -- not that there are many books on Lenormand cards.

So I'm interested in ideas for how to go about learning this new system. I don't mean tips for learning the card meanings -- that's what the book is for (although I'd be interested in that if anyone wants to share). I'm mean tips for how to really wrap my brain around a new system and how to learn and test it to see if it's accurate.

I've never taken a particularly scientific approach to learning any kind of divination. I've never bothered to keep much of a journal or to experiment or whatever. So I'm open to any suggestions for how to take this project on in a way that is documentable and testable.

And if anyone has any experience with Lenormand cards, I'd be interested in that too.

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