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The Tarot Contemplation Ritual

This article was written by Donald Michael Kraig
posted under Magick

STEP ONE. Remove the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana. Take from the twenty-two cards (which should be numbered from 0 to 21) the cards numbered 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, and 18. These will not be used at this time, so put them with the remainder of the deck. Keep the remaining cards of the Major Arcana with you while you perform the relaxation ritual.

STEP TWO. Immediately after completing the Relaxation Ritual, take the sixteen cards that remain from the Major Arcana and mix them up (shuffle them) in any manner you desire until you get a feeling it is time to stop. Note that this feeling may be very subtle. If you don’t get such a feeling, stop mixing them after one minute.

STEP THREE. Select any one card and look at the picture on it for no more than three minutes.

STEP FOUR. Take three deep breaths and the Tarot contemplation ritual is complete.

STEP FIVE. Record the card name and number in your magickal diary. Also record any feelings, sensations, or ideas you received while looking at (contemplating) the card.

From Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig

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