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Three Stages of Mastering Divination

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Over thirty years ago we marveled at how psychics could apply astrology and other forms of divination to infer character traits and personal timing.

We began doing our own soothsaying around the same time, and today recognize a general three-stage process in becoming proficient in astrology. This also applies to numerology, tarot, runes, or any other form of divination.

The first stage involves a fascination with it, along with learning the basics. The second stage includes starting to do accurate character analysis and prediction, with many mistakes along the way. The third stage involves piercing the veil between the mundane world and the unseen dimensions, consistently accurate personality analysis and prediction, yet remaining humble because there’s always something new to learn.

It’s okay to be temporarily stuck in the first or second stage; nothing as valuable as the ability to divine the future comes easy. Those individuals who innately possess powerful raw psychic ability that allows for consistently high accuracy, without the aid of prophecy tools such as astrology, are rare.

Every other seer walks the necessary long journey; we recommend the following steps to become proficient in your craft.

1. Meditate every day. All you need is 20 minutes of good meditation each day to set yourself on the right path. In time, you’ll be so accustomed to meditating that you’ll do anything, even wake up 30 minutes early, to get your daily brain opiate release and detachment from monkey-mind fix.

2. Ask for help and guidance from your guides of the Light. Can’t seem to figure out the next best step in your divination studies, and your past or current teachers (if you’re not self-taught) don’t know the answers? See step one above, in conjunction with asking for help from your guides. You can get the direction you need through meditation and helpers of the Light on the other side. It may take a while, even years, but the information you seek will eventually appear at the doorstep of your mind if you maintain the course.

3. Ignore the cynics and skeptics, at least until you’re proficient, then you can debate them (if you choose to). In our experience, about half the people we encounter are skeptical of divination, and some are downright hostile. Tread carefully and avoid trying to convince someone of the validity of your craft; they’ve already made up their mind they don’t want to believe in it, usually with little or no research. One way we like to respond to cynics is, “I don’t believe in the type of astrology (or other metaphysical discipline) you’ve been exposed to either.” It’s often met with silence and, or confusion.

4. Remember that many other professionals, such as doctors and Wall Street pros, have about the same level of accuracy (frequently lower) as professional psychics and astrologers; we do important work too–we offer valuable perspective. Approach your craft seriously and give it the respect it deserves. Also, it’s perfectly acceptable to inquire about the subject’s related life details without having to divine completely blindfolded. Over 2000 years ago, Claudius Ptolemy, one of the early, great astrologers, said this about these topics and astrology:

“…The art of navigation, for instance, is not rejected, although it is in many points incomplete; therefore the bare fact that predictions are frequently imperfect cannot authorize the rejection of the art of prescience: the magnitude of its scope, and the faint resemblance that it bears to a divine attribute, should rather demand grateful commendations, and receive the utmost regard and attention. And, since no weakness is imputed to a physician, because he inquires into the individual habit of his patient, as well as into the nature of the disease, no imputation can justly attach to the professor of prognostication, because he combines the consideration of species, nurture, education and country, with that of the motion of the heavens: for the physician acts but reasonably, in thus considering the proper constitution of the sick person as well as his disease; so in forming predictions, it must surely be justifiably allowable to comprehend in that consideration every other thing connected with the subject in addition to the motion of the heavens, and to collect and compare with that motion all other cooperating circumstances arising elsewhere.”
Tetrabiblos, Claudius Ptolemy (translated by J.M. Ashmand)

5. The most important element in reaching the third stage is discipline. It starts with how you fuel and take care of your body. Avoid drugs, excess sugar, and alcohol, and get enough sleep and exercise. Commit yourself to your craft and work at it every day. Passion for your avocation certainly helps–there are times we’ve gone days, even weeks without a reasonable break, but it all pays off eventually.

After you learn the basics, begin doing accurate character analysis and prediction, and start to regularly access the other side for answers, the humility of realizing you’ll always be learning and encountering new and fascinating information will further elevate your expertise and make it immensely rewarding and enjoyable.

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Copyright © 2018 Stephen Petullo, Scott Petullo

“Accuracy of Tarot?”

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Most people know that tarot cards are about as evil as coloring books. Instead of being tools of some satanic force, they’re simply pieces of cardboard with pictures that help to trigger intuition. The more intuitive a reader is, and the more they know the cards and have established a dependable system to use them, the more accurate their readings are.

Of course, the question for the tarot reader is important too. General, unfocussed, or trivial questions tend to get poor results. Specific questions tend to get specific answers. Questions such as “Will I be rich?” or “When will I meet my soul mate?” are very common, but not well stated; rich means different things to different people and we all have many soul mates. “What will be with the idea I have for a business?” or “What will be with my love life in the next 6 months?” are much more appropriate questions. Also, if the questioner isn’t supposed to know something because it may interfere with his or her destined path, for example, a good reader will know the question isn’t meant to be explored.

Another important yet often overlooked factor which effects accuracy with tarot spreads is personal energy. Just as you have a great energy connection with certain friends which results in great experiences, or a poor energy connection with a neighbor who isn’t respectful, positive or negative energy between a reader and client can greatly influence the quality of the reading.

For example, when Stephen does a tarot reading for a long-standing client with whom he has a great working relationship, the energy connection is good and  that person’s faith in Stephen as a reader allows the information he “receives” to flow freely and copiously. Alternatively, when he does a reading for someone who’s very critical and skeptical or who happens to be projecting, for whatever reason, a lot of negativity energy, because of Stephen’s strong empathic and spiritually sensitive state, he’ll feel blocked and not compelled to help the person.

How does tarot work? There are many theories, but we believe tarot readings can very effectively outline current and destined personal circumstances because there exists a divine order in this Universe, everyone is intimately connected to this order, and because fate exists. Also, the 78 unique tarot cards and the methods employed using them are mathematically and symbolically synchronistic with “what is.” An experienced tarot reader can tap into this synchronicity. It is not an “accident” or “coincidence” when certain cards appear in certain positions in the tarot spread of an experienced reader.

Some readers claim that their tarot spreads are “…only about the current path you are on. It’s possible you will change directions and avoid the outcome indicated.” In some cases this can be true, but some readers might say this because they lack confidence in their abilities, or to attempt to empower their clients and keep them from feeling too much fear about the future.

However, based on our 22+ years (combined 44+) of experience with metaphysics, we believe that the majority of significant future personal life events and circumstances, as outlined by tarot, comprehensive astrology and numerology, and other esoteric sciences, are immutable. If something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.

We believe, based on years of regular spreads for ourselves and others, that the future can be seen through tarot. However, as stated above, results depend heavily upon the reader and other factors listed in this column.

Lastly, to provide a better idea of why some readers don’t offer as much insight as you might hope, here are some other common reasons for inaccurate tarot readings:

*The reader, even with an extremely successful track record and a very consistent, high accuracy level, has an off reading and happens to give one of his or her inaccurate readings to the client (no reader is 100% accurate).

*The reader is inexperienced with the process and, or  does not yet know at least the bulk of the symbolism found through each of the 78 cards.

*The reader is not very intuitive, or his or her intuition is blocked for whatever reason.

*The reader’s philosophies and beliefs conflict with “what is” (e.g., he or she tells the client that they can cheat fate and erase all of their tough karma without having to directly balance it, or that they can have the “relationship of their dreams” whenever they want, creating a “permanent,” blissful, conflict-free “life-partner” situation without the use of self-deception, manipulation, and conditional love).

*The day and time (universal, and the client’s personal numerological and astrological timing) of the reading strongly suggests, despite the high level of expertise and accuracy of the reader, that information imparted at that moment may not be as appropriate or accurate as it would be at other times.

*The client is fated to hear specific information in the reading that turns out to be inaccurate, but that information helps to ultimately steer them in the right direction.

*The reader is biased about the issue related to the reading; human filters can and sometimes do get in the way of spiritual guidance.

Copyright © 2006 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Demonizing the Occult is Misguided

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Contrary to what many have been told, metaphysical practices or disciplines such as clairvoyance, numerology, astrology, handwriting analysis, meditation, past life regression, tarot, channeling guides of the Light, and others are very much in harmony with ancient (before the Church) Christian teachings. (Black magic or spells that attempt to manipulate someone in any way, on the other hand, should be avoided at all costs.) Demonizing the occult is misguided. The Church, since its early days, has demonized these practices in an attempt to keep their followers’ focus on Church doctrine instead of elsewhere.

To provide more clarity, we’ve included the following excerpt from our book, Your Love Life and Reincarnation: Why thePast is Affecting Your Present and How to Fix it:

Whether the Bible is to be taken literally or figuratively, there are those who claim that reincarnation was once discussed and accepted. According to Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation by Noel Langley, the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (483–565 A.D.) ‘summoned the Fifth Ecumenical Congress of Constantinople in 553 A.D. to condemn the Platonically inspired writings of Origen.’ These writings apparently referenced the pre-existence of the soul.

“Moreover, according to The Christian Conspiracy by Dr. L. David Moore, the Bible was edited for more than 500 years for political reasons after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ:Although it may be somewhat difficult for some to believe, the Bible in its present form didn’t always exist. In fact, there is a lot of historical evidence which states that the old Testament, in its present form, didn’t exist until some 60 years after the death of Christ; and the New Testament in its present form didn’t exist until almost 300 years after that. The major point to be understood is that the Old Testament upon which so much of early Christianity depended in order to have a historical basis and to become legitimized, didn’t officially exist until well after Christianity had been established and even after much of what later became the New Testament had been written. In addition, one major reason for establishing the Old Testament as canon was because during the first century C.E., Christianity was distorting the historical record in order to enhance their own new religion.’

“In addition to the extensive editing and rewrites of the Bible, there was the influence of the Inquisition or the Holy Calling (1231–1820). This was established by the Papacy to punish anyone who expressed a belief in reincarnation or practiced anything metaphysical that would threaten the universal control of the Church. They proclaimed these beliefs as the work of the devil and any believers were sent to dungeons, tortured, or burned to death. Countless people have died because their beliefs (or beliefs of which they were accused) went against those of the Church, including the many put to death for “witchcraft” from 1484 to 1775.

“Fears of persecution may remain in the subconscious minds of many alive today. We are conditioned to believe that anything metaphysical is invalid in part because ‘inquisitional viewpoints’ still exist.

“Organized religion continues to provide support and structure for those who choose to use it. However, some organized religions, which may be based on fear and guilt, continue to openly condemn and spread misinformation, intentionally or unintentionally, about metaphysics. This is unfortunate, since many have found that both their metaphysical viewpoints and their traditional religious background can exist together peacefully.

Finally, it’s interesting that people who condemn metaphysical practices as “evil” or “dark” usually have no experience with them whatsoever, aside from what they’ve seen in Hollywood movies. The best way to understand the truth of metaphysical practices is by letting go of the fear-based conditioning, adopting a receptive, yet objective viewpoint, and by deciding for yourself, through experience, what is valid and what is not.

Copyright © 2003 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo