21 + 1 The Fortune Teller’s Rules – Review

21 + 1: The Fortune Teller’s Rules

read like the devil manifestos

edited by Camelia Elias

fortuneteller-front

  • Paperback.
  • 180 pages.
  • Black and white printing.
  • EyeCorner Press

“Read like the Devil”  I’ve heard Camelia say. Here we even have the catchphrase in the subtitle. Well, this reads just like the devil is whispering all the secrets, all the tricks of the trade, into your eager ear. You don’t even have to sell your soul, all you need to do is buy this book! And it’s not even that expensive. Bang for the buck, as they say.

In a nutshell, it’s a collection of essays. Each of the 38 contributors presents 21 + 1 of their personal “rules” when it comes to divination with cards, specifically the Tarot.

Jack in and download. Before you know it you’ll say “I know kung fu”!

Or perhaps something more like “I know card-fu”. This is martial arts cartomancy.

It’s just the right amount of crazy, wild, profound and energetic. I can go on and on, and I will; poetic, stimulating, funny. and thought provoking. A treasure trove for those wanting to dive deeper down into the art of divination. One word: Inspiring. 

So get out your pencils and/or marker pens out, because this is filled with gems you’d want to highlight. Actually, it would kind of be easier to just mark the sentences that aren’t pure gold! But even most of them are pretty good as well.

However, after a while it tends to get a little repetitive. 

I think it would be best to read it in a few chunks at a time, as I think I got a little overexcited and read one third of the book in rapid fire fashion in one sitting. So learn from my mistake, and space it out. Contemplate. Mediate. Think. Absorb. 

Although it’s put out by a small publisher (EyeCorner Press), it does look a little bit like a self-published book, which is a shame, because a better looking book, with better typography and better formatting would make everything stand out even more. Also, the pages are very transparent, resulting in a very “noisy” and distracting reading experience.. Very distracting. Still, it’s a minor concern. 

All in all, it’s a goldmine, and you’ll become a much better card reader after reading it. That is, if you read like the devil 😉

More information and where to buy:

http://www.eyecornerpress.com/211-the-fortune-tellers-rules/

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