Everywhere you go there is a deck of playing cards. Almost anytime, anywhere, you’ll be able to have a sitter shuffle the cards, you do a spread and give an interesting reading. This you’ll be able to accomplish mere hours after reading this manual.
Why is Alexandre so sure? Because he has written a simple guide that will make it very easy for you to remember what all the cards mean. With just a little effort on your part, you could be doing readings by tomorrow night!
Cartomancy, like tarot, is the use of cards to divine the future. Both divination with playing cards and tarot can be referred to as cartomancy but typically the title refers to divination with regular playing cards. Cartomancy works on the same ideas and principles as tarot except that, instead of having the minor and major arcana, it only has the equivalent of the minor arcana.
Divination with playing cards however is much more difficult in some ways because regular playing cards lack the pictures to act as clues to the meanings of the cards. Therefore, in order to help you with learning cartomancy overnight, Alexandre has added effective memory suggestions for you to better remember them!
1st edition 2005; 11 pages.
word count: 1906 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Charles Affholter (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Saturday 17 May, 2008
Having been a card reader for many years and having read hundreds of books and ebooks on the subject, from both "shuteyes" and open, I feel qualified to offer a review on this manuscript. While it isn't terrible, i.e. it does give you information on cartomancy, it is vastly over-priced. I do not make the statement lightly.
1. "The Vascal System", by Gene Nielsen, a manuscript on the same subject is three times longer than this manuscript. Gene, who has been reading cards longer than Alexandre has been alive, gives an easy system of card meanings, a very effective spread, and forty years worth of advice on using the information. At only $25, The Vascal System sets the bar very high. By comparison, Cartomancy Overnight is worth about $5.
2. A website, easily googled, provides much more practical information than this ebook (with a system that is equally easy to use), and doesn't cost a red cent.
It should also be noted that the memory system provided is eerily similar to one taught by Stuart Cumberland on his tarot video. Odd...
The bottom line, this is a waste of money. Chris runs a wonderful business, with ordinarily wonderful products at good prices; I do not hold him responsible for this drivel.