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Anti Tarot
by Simon J. Lea


(1 review, 5 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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Anti Tarot by Simon J. Lea

A reading system with playing cards

This effect is entitled Anti Tarot for two reasons. Firstly, it dispenses with tarot cards, using playing cards instead; secondly, the most important card in the reading is never seen by the reader. Instead of reading the cards and telling the spectator what should happen to them, the reader hears what has happened to the spectator and tells them what their chosen card should be.

  • Easy to learn and perform
  • No sleight of hand or forces used
  • Can be performed with a borrowed deck
  • All traditional meanings for the cards explained
  • Scripted reading taken step-by-step and explained
  • Methods for long and short readings have been included
  • Traditional meanings write scripts so you're never lost for words!
If you've ever been put off reading-style effects because you've been worried that you won't know what to say - this is the ideal effect to get you started.

Remember, in regular tarot readings you see all the cards and say what the client's personality and future will be. In Anti Tarot you hear about the client's personality and circumstances and tell them what their cards will be. What regular tarot reader can top that?

1st edition 2009; 10 pages.
word count: 3933 which is equivalent to 15 standard pages of text

Reviewed by robert farrell (confirmed purchase)
★★★★   Date Added: Friday 08 April, 2022

The author says it is called anti-tarot because it uses playing cards instead of tarot, but it should be called anti-tarot because the author has a charming idea of discovering the important card from having the spectator explain how their life has been going and showing the ultimate card is the inevitable card for that event etc. It is amusing to note the author's hostility to card readers while simultaneously expecting his spectators to be believers, the plot however charming, has however been explored in many different forms before, knowing the outcome card is hardly new, the method I think is complex for a simple problem, the price I find to be remarkable, well overpriced, I would not recommend purchase.