Monday, May 7, 2018
Review: Fortune Teller's Handbook
Author: Sasha Fenton
Hampton Roads Publishing, 2017
Description: 192-page Paperback Book
Red Wheel/Weiser has brought back another of Sasha Fenton’s successful titles with the Fortune Teller’s Handbook.
The Fortune Teller’s Handbook is an introduction to 20 divination methods. As the author acknowledges, “These twenty chapters are just the tip of the iceberg.” And, in the areas the author is less familiar; she calls upon other professionals for their knowledge.
The Fortune Teller’s Handbook is definitely a fun and interesting read. You may find yourself discovering a tool you never knew existed, like flower reading. The author goes from the most logical systems to the kind of ‘weird’ systems. Within the covers of this book, you can easily discover something you didn’t know.
Did you know that Playing cards are a spin-off from the Minor Arcana of the Tarot deck? Okay, but did you know they are also a spin-off of chess, which itself is a spin-off from the Tarot?
Did you know you could use three American quarters to perform an I Ching reading?
The Fortune Teller’s Handbook covers such systems as crystal ball gazing, numerology readings, using a pendulum, throwing bones, and many more techniques. The book is an introductory into these many systems, but once you get hooked, there are many books out there to further your studies in whichever direction(s) you may choose.
I recommend the Fortune Teller’s Handbook to anyone interested in divination, beginners and those already in the game. I’d also recommend the book to anyone curious about the process of fortune telling, whether you intend to follow the path or not.
Grab your copy from Red Wheel/Weiser Publishing.
You may also enjoy my review of Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards by Sasha Fenton.
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