posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 05:24 PM
It's not random. In the same way that a savant can tell exactly how many needles have fallen out of a small box onto the floor with one quick look,
the experienced reader is able to shuffle the cards to bring a reasonable grouping to the proper position (a tarot reader always shuffles the deck in
the same manner, as a "ritual") so that the layout will address the question.
I'm ok with rationalization to explain 'spiritual' impulses. However, it seems to me that's what it is. Something like quickly knowing the number
of needles falls out of a box is different. The second you see it, your brain has seen it, and your brain has capabilities FAR beyond that of our
conscious mind. So it can, using its own mathematical and logical principles, analyze based on that 'picture' and almost instantly determine the
amount of needles. You can see how that's possible, just with the expanded powers of our brains. However, shuffling/dealing cards is not the same.
Even if you could somehow shuffle in EXACTLY the same way, where the cards interchanged and ordered up in exactly the same way every time relative to
the original position, you would still have to have at least seen the original position of all the cards in order for even your brain in its total
capacity to be able to 'pick' the right cards. Beyond that, shuffling the EXACT same way, with the exact same permutations from the original
positions, is basically impossible. Combining those two aspects, there's really no way your brain, even with its total capacity, would be able to
'know' the right cards.
edit on 2-4-2014 by TheJourney because: (no reason given)
At the level where a savant's brain can determine the correct amount of needles in the pile, what's being accurately observed is being observed in a
very different manner than simply seeing the needles and registering the amount in a linear manner by the savant's unique brain (as is the case with
a normal brain). Yes, it involves seeing the needles, but there's no definitive answer to how it is that the savant brain is capable of processing
the snapshot information itself. The savant brain can also be capable of "counting cards" that the savant hasn't been allowed to see within a deck
at a casino. The brain of such a person is somehow capable of determining the positions of each card, relative to the entire deck's contents as a
whole, to the degree that the savant can easily predict his/her opponents' hands with little or no information to work with.
The tarot reader's connection with his/her deck is much more intimate - on a daily basis - than a savant's connection with a fresh deck in the hands
of a professional dealer at a poker table. Besides, there are basic arrangements that the cards can take that will deliver somewhat similar
"verdicts", since spreads are designed to produce a narrative indication as several cards work in congress to clarify the message as a group. It's
not as if one and only one card must work its way to the top of the deck for a reading to be successfully accurate.
You don't have to accept any of this. The truth is that most readers aren't very good at reading, so in the aggregate, you're probably right to be
skeptical. Still, the science behind it all is - while certainly not hard, as in applied physics - is solid, in the sense of being as solid as any of
the more complicated sciences, like psychology, sociology, and behavior. There are established fundamentals that apply to how accurate tarot readers
do what they do. If the human brain-mind survival system was a blunt as hard science insists that it is, the human race would've never made it out of