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This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on January 2, 2013 | Comments (59)

Happy new year, everyone!

Increasingly, people at this time of year look back at predictions made by public psychics and mediums to see just how well they’ve done. Some are surprisingly accurate while others, well, let’s say they aren’t very good (are you listening, spirit of Criswell?).

One of the important skills of magicians is being able to perform divinations. Often magicians do this using the runes, Tarot, a crystal ball, or other such “assistants.” As I’ve described in Modern Magick, the ability to perform divinations is important for working magick. After all, you logically would not want to perform a magickal act when the result might be negative or even harmful to yourself or others.

I also pointed out that the success of a divination is often inversely proportional to time. This takes a bit more of an explanation.

As magicians, we realize that we can alter our futures. This means that even though we may, at any one moment, have a particular fate in our future, through the performance of magick we can prevent negative outcomes or encourage and speed-up positive fates. Therefore, our “fate” is changeable and not written in stone. It may also change over time because so many influences can come into play. That’s why a divination concerning ten years in the future is likely to be much less accurate than one for the next few months.

I’ve made a proposal to the highest authorities (my supervisor) and been authorized to hold a contest to see just how good your predictions can be. I believe that many people who are not BNPs (Big Name Psychics) are every bit as good or better than the big names at predicting future events. Here is your chance to prove me right!

The prize for this contest will be a FREE TAROT DECK OF YOUR CHOICE.

If you win the contest, you will be able to choose any Tarot deck published by Llewellyn. Of course, there are some rules…

Contest Rules

This contest will run from January 1, 2013–December 15, 2013.

1. You may only enter once. We don’t want someone to throw out 100 predictions in the hope that one, by chance, will be accurate.
2. Decision of the judge (that’s me!) will be final.
3. There are two factors that will be considered in choosing the winner of this contest:
……A) Time: A prediction made in January for an event that occurs in December will be deemed better than a prediction made on June 1 for an event that will occur on June 5. The greater the length of time between the prediction and the fulfillment of the prediction, the better.
……B) Lack of Obviousness: Something that is less likely to occur (such as space aliens landing on the White House lawn) will be deemed better than something obvious (such as the Democrats and Republicans in Congress will disagree on something resulting in nothing being done).
4. This will not be a “dead pool.” Predictions of deaths, no matter how accurate they may be, will not be accepted.
5. Closer will be considered better than farther. A prediction that space aliens will land on the White House lawn will count as a partial “hit” if they land near Topeka, Kansas, and be considered better than if they land in Moscow, Russia.

And that’s it. All entries must be made in the Reader Comments section below and be published on or before December 15. Please be patient as all comments are moderated before they appear and it may take some time before they are approved. On Monday, December 16, I will announce the winner in this blog and contact him or her in order to determine which deck they want. I will also announce those who had successful predictions but that were not as good, according to the rules above, as the winner.

Do your best and make your entry. You can also go to this LINK to see all of the decks we offer. You can think about which deck you’d like. But don’t choose yet…we going to be publishing more decks this year!



Reader Comments

Written By Kim
on December 14th, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

addendum: the disease in question may well be a naturally-occurring one for which the government was desperately trying to find a cure or vaccine. I reiterate the impression of overwhelming sadness rather than anger (at the government or saboteur) here.
also, the mourners that I see seem to be dressed in warm-weather clothes, and there is no snow on the ground that I can see, so I think we’re looking at late spring or early summer for this to occur.

Written By Diane
on December 15th, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

A prominent, key gov’t/political figure will unexpectedly ‘step down’ from his position/office by Aug. Pope’s past, health, rulings will meet with unfavorable public response; come under scrutiny.

Written By rosaria
on December 17th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

Someone will attempt to shoot the pope by February, but will not succeed.

Written By cheryl whalen
on January 11th, 2014 @ 1:20 am

i know i’m too late for 2013..but 2014 will be a doozie..any chance i could get a cut deck at 43 empress unit 20 smiths falls ontario k7a5a1..

in regards to animal activity,vivid dreams and premo good/bad feelings being more hightened

Written By Derrick
on May 3rd, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

No one said anything about Revelations from the bible ending. Which it did so on the 22nd of December; As this is the New Beginning; be prepared for entry into the Diamond Universe; As I am very universal and on that cosmic journey; Mother Nature Spirit wanted me to buy Tarot cards on the 25th; I’ve done over 400 readings since then and they are all on point; in April I came across this book “Tall Dark Stranger” and has given me more insight, but what was really interesting is that the Example Readings in the back remind me of my parents and my friends parents; it’s exactly what they were going through

Written By Lois
on June 27th, 2014 @ 2:54 am

I’m rather disheartened and disappointed in how many of these predictions are wrong, not to mention how many are obviously influenced by pop culture to the point of ridiculous.

Written By Barb
on October 30th, 2014 @ 3:36 am

I think Kim won.

Written By Heather N Nieser
on February 15th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

I predict that global warming will happen june 18,2017 why well the fact that this year winter is taking a break. It’s more like spring in February

Written By Kitty Perry
on August 29th, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

I suggest you all believe we are living in Tierra Santa
Forget the Earth as planet

For All Ascension

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