Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What's in Store for Your New Year

Would you like a fool-proof scientific method of predicting what your life will be like in 2010? Me too. But what we have are books on tarot cards! Just for fun! Here's some information from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.  Tarot cards have been around since the late 14th century at least.  They may be as much as 200 years older.  But what's a century or two among friends?  They started out as garden variety cards for the playing of oh, let's say, the Medieval/Renaissance equivalent of Scat. Your basic Bicycle deck is a direct descendent of those fancy bits of pasteboard. In the18th century tarot cards took on their fortune-telling mystique.  If you want to find out what the cards are saying about you behind your back, we have Lots of books on Tarot. Who wouldn't want to know?

Source:  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia as accessed through eLibrary, one of your library's fine selection of online factual resources.

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