Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What are examples of Wiccan persecution in California?

Is there any religious history that could help provide evidence? Are there court cases or witch hunts? Please provide titles of books or websites that could help.
This is for an essay scholarship so serious answers please. I am also NOT Wiccan.

Answer by Confundus!

Answer by Fireball
no this is a free land…but choosing JESUS PAYS OFF..

Answer by Teawitch
I am Wiccan and I won’t do the work for anyone. You need to look it up yourself. I was from California originally and know that where ever there were Christians, Wiccans were hounded and pushed to become Christian. I was glad to keep my beliefs to myself. It was bad enough a so called friend of mine thought I needed saving. I thought I knew her… Guess not.

Answer by Epona Willow
This woman was arrested for reading tarot cards years ago …

Z was arrested in 1975 for reading Tarot cards to an undercover policewoman. She lost the trial but won the issue, and the law against psychics was struck down nine years later.

Answer by LabGrrl
I’d start with the book Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton. I think you don’t know what Wicca is, or how young it is…it’s an excellent history.

“Persecution” is not quite the same as harassment by morons.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : how many card are in a complete set?

of tarot cards i thought it was 66 but i saw a deck with 73 how many are really in a good deck? i will choose a best answer thanx 4 the help

Answer by Ney Ney
52 I think

Answer by piefkeholz
There a four suits in a deck and each suit has 13 cards which gives a grand total of 52 cards in a deck, there are also 2 jokers but they do not count . Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, and Spades.

Answer by Mk
Tarot decks consist of 78 cards. 22 of the cards are major arcana (trumps), such as The Lovers, The Fool, The Pope, and The World. The remaining 56 cards are minor arcana divided into 4 suites of 14 cards each. The suites are Swords, Cups, Wands (sometimes called Rods or Staves), and Pentacles (sometimes called Coins or Discs).

Answer by ETxYellowRose
A deck of playing cards, based on a system of occult symbols arranged in a pattern of 78 cards; 22 of these are tarot cards (‘major arcana’), the other 56 are suit cards (‘minor arcana’). These cards can be used for divination. The term tarot is applied also to designate such divination.”

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Answer by Bambi 32
who dosen’t know 54 without the jokers 52

Answer by chainlightning38
Tarot cards
A set of seventy-eight playing cards decorated with a variable set of fantastic and mystical diagrams, symbols, and illustrations. The earliest deck still in existence is dated circa 1432. Researcher Norman Schwarz has dated the Tarot to between 312 and 64 B.C., from various clues such as the inclusion of earlier astronomical constellations (such as the Lovers and the King).
The cards are grouped into the Major Arcana (twenty-two trump cards) and the Minor Arcana (fifty-six suit cards). The four suits consist of fourteen cards each, ace through ten, page, knight, queen, and king. These cards were first in use in the mid-1400s and have been used ever since by gullible persons to cast fortunes.
The modern deck of fifty-two cards used in gambling was derived from the Tarot deck, the suits being transmuted so that “swords” became spades, “cups” became hearts, “wands” became clubs, and “coins” (or “pentacles”) became diamonds. (In Spain, these suits were “palomas,” “rosas,” “conejos,” and “dineros”; in France, “piques,” “cœur,” “trèfles,” and “carreaux.”) These are the cards that were called the Minor Arcana. Originally, there were four “court” cards, but the knight (or cavalli) card was dropped in the modern deck, resulting in 4×13 cards, while the Tarot retained 4×14.
The Major Arcana of twenty-two cards are individual figures:

0 The Fool
I The Magician
II The High Priestess
III The Empress
IV The Emperor
V The Pope
VI The Lovers
VII The Chariot
VIII Justice
IX The Hermit
X The Wheel of Fortune
XI Strength
XII The Hanged Man
XIII Death
XIV Temperance
XV The Devil
XVI The House of God
XVII The Star
XVIII The Moon
XIX The Sun
XX Judgement
XXI The World

(In some versions of the Tarot, the Fool is given the number XXI and the World becomes XXII. There is no known difference in accuracy between the two systems as far as prophetic value is concerned.)
For use as a divinatory device, the Tarot deck is dealt out in various patterns and interpreted by a gifted “reader.” The fact that the deck is not dealt out into the same pattern fifteen minutes later is rationalized by the occultists by claiming that in that short span of time, a person’s fortune can change, too. That would seem to call for rather frequent readings if the system is to be of any use whatsoever.
The form of deck most used today is the Golden Dawn, designed by A. E. Waite, a mystic, and drawn by artist Pamela Coleman Smith about 1900. The art of reading the cards has been referred to as the “ars notoria.”

Answer by psychic-junkie
78 in total.

22 Major Arcana (0 the Fool through to 21 the World)
56 Minor Arcana (Four Suits Wands/Rods, Swords, Cups /Chalices, Pentacles/Discs 1 to 10 and Page, Knight, King and Queen. Or variations of.)

The many different tarot decks available will all portray symbolic imagery which must then pass through your psychic senses and, given the context of the questions asked, bring forth a tarot card meaning that significantly answers your question.

You can use this four minute video as a brief meditation on the tarot that, repeatedly viewed, will help you learn how to read tarot cards psychically.

Here is a free download demo for a great Tarot program. To keep the size of the demo manageable it contains the Rider/Waite deck, the actual program will have 10 complete decks. This Demo version of Tarot is a full working copy for 30 days. So you get 30 days to study meanings and spreads!

Source : YoutubeWatch this video on Tarot Card Videos

Gnosis – Supernatural Tarot | Documentary


Born and brought up in India. When I came in to senses . i was able to see strange figures in surroundings. When ever i told this to my mom. She used to laugh at me and always said you are day dreaming.

I was always able to see dead people ever since i was 10 years old. My journey in to the field of Tantra started at the age of 14 years, when a neighbor gave me Durgasaptshati book. which is very powerful stotra path of goddess Durga.

Also i started studying Palmistry. When i was 16 years old i was attacked by a demon while i was sleeping by that time i was following tantra and saved my self by mantra power. Since then I never looked back and I kept trying new Dhyan Yoga, Mantra and Tantra sadhnas procedures.