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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What is the difference between “wicca” and “new age” religions?

can i be both? do wiccans practice astrology and tarot cards and ouija boards or is that against the rules?

Answer by jmick8
wyes wiccans can practice all those things you asked about and wicca itself is a new age religion (although i refer to it as a pseudo-religion based on the fact that its made up of mostly lies and a need to be different) most of wiccas rituals and such are based off of a lot of ritualss presented in the order of the golden dawn (such as tarot, pentagram rituals, libations etc etc) the only difference was the golden dawn was quabalistic christianity and wicca is supposedly a rebirth of old religions (which is the lie of wicca; there is nothing of the old religions in wicca except a bit of symbolism).

Answer by Jonathan
From my understanding the difference is new age is more of a spritual practice, open to most any kind of spirituality… wiccan is neo-paganism, which basically means they worship the earth and have spiritual practices that revolve around an earth goddess diety… Yes wiccans practice astrology and tarot cards however, the wiccans i know wont go near a ouija board becuase they feel a ouiji board can summon evil spirits/demons… And the ones who dare to try summon any kind of magick summon angel magick… however wiccan is also pretty general, so there are good wiccans and bad wiccans.

This is my loose interpretations of the two from my experiences, however im not sure how “dead on” i am

Answer by Tahlia
Wicca is a New Age religion – they’re not separate, it’s just that New Age is a broader category. And I haven’t heard of people using ouija boards, but tarot cards and astrology are quite common. It’s only against the rules if you mean harm to anyone or anything by using it, so there’s nothing wrong with any of those things.

Answer by wholehearted
there is a big difference between the two. you can be new age, and not know one single thing about wicca, and you can be wicca and not know much of new age beliefs. however, there are many different sects of both, same as there are many different christian religions. new age can include ones own faith of christianity or such also. wicca includes the use of magic, magic spells, and rituals, being new age does not, unless you want it to. wiccans do not believe in one God, but many.. new age believes not only in one God, but that we are all one with God. remember this: it is not good karma to interfere with another’s chosen path. the use of prayers for the good of all, can only do good. do research. be careful of ouija boards. i have heard of many of attracted evil spirits from that. be careful what doors you open. what are your beliefs as of now? what is deep in your heart. peace to you.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What are Tarot cards and how do they work?

Anyone who uses Tarot cards could be helpful. Thank You

Answer by wooleybooley
Same as reading your horoscope, had a fortune teller . It’s bogus and fake, fun to do.

Answer by Rubysedona
The tarot is a set of cards featuring 21 trump cards and a special card called “The Fool”, in addition to the usual suit (face and pip) cards found in ordinary playing cards. Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games[1].

In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divinatory purposes[1].
Some Tarot readers believe that a spiritual force guides the cards and insights into the future may be gained from readings

Answer by Lisa G
=) This should really be under spiritual/religious inquiries.

Answer by TraserH3

1. Any of a set of usually 78 playing cards including 22 cards depicting vices, virtues, and elemental forces, used in fortunetelling.
2. Any of these 22 pictoral cards used as trump in tarok.

Tarot cards come in many different styles, and are used to help gather information about a person, or particular subject. Some people believe they are fake, and just for fun. Others take them very seriously, and believe in the power of tarot.

They can’t predict the future, but are able to give warnings, or advice, which is usually vague and can be interpreted in different ways.

Answer by pinky.p
There is the major arcana and minor arcana
The major arcana consists of
The Fool
The Magician
The High Priestess
The Empress
The Emperor
The Hierophant
The Lovers
The Chariot
The Hermit
The Wheel or Wheel of Fortune
The Hanged Man
The Devil
The Tower
The Star
The Moon
The Sun
The World
The minor arcana consists of four suits just like playing cards.
Cups Swords Wands and Pentacles, there are a total of fourteen cards: ten cards numbered from Ace through to Ten, plus four Court Cards titled Page, Knight, Queen and King.
The images range across feelings, emotions, relationships, situations and people.
The wands represent career, amition, creativity.
The cups represent emotions, elation or depression.
The swords are your troubles and strife.
The pentacles represent health money and luck.
The major arcana determine situations that will happen in the future or people you will meet.
if you are serious about it look up some tarot websites. Here is one that learns you how to read them, good luck.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How can I figure out if I have any paranormal gifts?Is there any excercises I can do to find out ?

Please answer this maturely or don’t answer at all!
I have always had dreams about ghosts and future events and sometimes(I’m not completely sure about this) I can hear someones thoughts while they are sitting near me.I am also good with tarot cards and sometimes sense something around me.Is there any way to find out how strong these gifts are or how to strengthen them?Thanks for your time!

Answer by Heather S
i think that is really cool but i dont know anything to do about it though have you checked on the internet

Answer by green_meklar
>How can I figure out if I have any paranormal gifts?

It’s called ‘logic’. The key is to look at the known scientific forces and notice that none of them support supernatural activity. Then you can quickly reason out that you do not have supernatural powers because no such powers exist.

Of course, you’re probably going to ignore what I say and accuse me of being immature when I state these scientific facts, but that’s up to you and it won’t prevent me from stating them. I’m hoping, of course, that you will listen to me and understand what I’m saying.

>I can hear someones thoughts while they are sitting near me.

Hearing voices is not good. If you are hearing or seeing things which are not actually there, it may be advisable to see a psychiatrist, because generally leaving such things alone doesn’t lead to anything good (I know this from personal experience).

>I am also good with tarot cards

No one is ‘good’ with tarot cards in the sense you’re talking about. Different people have different levels of skill at convincing you that a random card means something to you, but none of them are seeing the future any more than anyone else. Tarot cards do not work, they tell your fortune just as well as, say, a cribbage hand would because the mechanics of card shuffling remain the same.

Answer by NiceFella
Hey wannabe 😉

I think the best thing to do is to meditate. Not conventional meditation, but get some really nice music without lyrics and relax and try to clear your thoughts.

Something else would be to keep a record of your dreams. Have a book beside your bed and think to yourself before you sleep that you’re going to wake up to record your dreams.

You can see a pic of me on my profile. If you think you can hear someone or contact them by using something like a photo you can experiment on me.. Just make sure it’s positive thoughts! lol

Note: I have had out of body experiences and other phenomena happen me while sleeping. For my sanity I put it down to lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis. You’ll see I answered a question on this yesterday if you’re looking for alternative explanations of your gift.

NiceFella 😉

Answer by zachary9351
I doubt there are paranormal gifts.If someone really had any I’d change my mind in a heartbeat.Check them out ,set up a test.Get a skeptic to do it.You don’t want a yes person there if you want the truth.If you can read minds it should be easy to test and prove.If you can do it,you’ll be rich and famous beyond your wildest dreams.I know this site is put up all the time but if you want the truth.It’s the place to go.Good luck

Answer by psiexploration
There are two excellent books on this subjects:

1. “Guidelines for Testing Psychic Claimants” by Richard
Wiseman and Robert Morris

2. “Test Your Psychic Powers” by Susan Blackmore

Also the web site for the Parapsychological Association
http://www.parapsych.org has links to psi games which test for certain abilities.

FYI: You can’t test for paranormal gifts because the term covers too many things. You can test for future events (like choosing a card before the card is selected by a computer) and other specific abilities.
I suggest you read some of the free online articles to see how they conduct some of the testing.

Michael John Weaver, M.S.

Answer by mad cat
check out some of your spiitual church’s or books that have exercises i’m not all that good with advice they have they tape and book call’d TOOLS FOR LIFE slyvia browne she is good wow and has some pretty good books and exercises

Answer by eri
Here’s a very mature answer for you from a scientist with publications to her name who has always been interested in the paranormal.

It doesn’t work. After extensive study, the only conclusion we can come to is that there are no ghosts, no one can see the future, no one can read minds or see auras or move objects with their minds. No one. Ever, apparently.

If anyone would like to disagree, feel free to prove me wrong. This guy will give you a million bucks for a 5 minute demo of your paranormal ability. http://www.randi.org The money’s been available for 30 years now – and no one has come close. Usually, people who claim paranormal abilities are either lying or very deluded. However, only the deluded ones ever try to win the money – the liars know they don’t have a chance.

Answer by asgspifs
You can exercise your brain and learn that there is no such thing as paranormal gifts. This is just made-up, imaginary stuff.

Answer by missy_riccosa
I totally agree with psiexploration.

Don’t listen to the idiots that answer your question with their own thoughts. get the books that address your question to a tee.

Answer by TL
It sounds as though you already know the ansewer to the question!You say you can’sense’things aboout people or events or sense someone’s thoughts?First,you need to relax&trust those presentiments,they’re real.I would suggest learning meditation to get the ball rolling,so to speak.It will help clear your mind,tjhe better to learn to channel your gift(that’s what it is,so respect it)don’t go around calling attention to it& don’t playw/ouija boards,you’ll be fine

Answer by Hope E
First off, calm down. The answer I am to give you is this: Stay away from the tarot cards if at all not 100 percent sober. [I am only the messengar]. Having dreams that come tru is considered a form of prophey, that goes away with age. [innocence lost] Same with astral projection. Please protect your self with a cocoon of white lite. Very important. Seek out a know shaman. There is one in Sedona Arizona, most of the best live there. It is dry, which makes it more unemotional, as opposed to living by water, I cry a lot. lol. Have been reading some advice to read up on this. If you have any true inate abilities, you won’t really have to read up on much of this. It is better to find someone ready to take you on, and nuture these talents. My husband always asks me, how come, if you are clairvoyant, you have to ask someone’s name, and aren’t rich? Believe it or not, that question just amuses me and shows just how much ignorance there is out there. He tolerates me. lol. Good luck on your journey. Decided not to give out the healer’s e-mail due to some of the useless hostilitly directed into the air. You will find her. She is Mayan

Answer by Malachi
Good luck.


Answer by wushuboy001
many people convince themselves that they have paranormal gifts, but nobody has yet been able to demonstrate any paranormal gifts in a controlled enviroment. The people you see in shows are doing magic tricks, even John Edward and Sylvia Brownes psychic abilities are a popular magic trick known as cold reading.
Sylvia Browne has even accepted a challenge to prove her abilities in a controlled enviroment 4 years ago, but has yet to clear one day in her busy schedule to show the world that she is for real. Which indicates, that she knows she is not for real.

I am sorry if you were looking for a more exciting and magical answer, but you said mature answers only. This is the mature answer.

Answer by Tunsa
There are accepted scientific methods for testing skills of all types.

If you want to test telepathy, you’ll need some people to help you. Use a deck of cards to start. Have somebody shuffle the cards and look at the top card. Have them concentrate on the suit of the card. Guess the suit and record your guesses. If you do better than 1 out of 4, you’re doing better than chance, but it doesn’t “prove” your skills. Next, have your helper concentrate on the number of the card. If you guess better than 1 of 13 you’re doing better than chance. Finally, have them concentrate on both the suit and number together. Chance says 1 of 52. None of this is proof, but it will give you a sense of how to experiment. Try to set it up where you can’t see your helper and, obviously, can’t see the cards. Use different people as helpers to try to avoid bias in the results.

Think you dream of future events? Keep a dream journal. Next to your bed, keep paper and pencil. Write down your dreams when you wake up. If you wake up during the night, try to write down your dreams then. It’s harder than it sounds, but if you do it, and if you keep a detailed journal, you can compare your notes against current events. You may see patterns or matches between your journal and what is happenning. This is pretty difficult to prove, but you can again get a sense of what it’s like to test your skills.

Regarding Tarot cards and sensing spirits, these are difficult to test since there is really no reliable external stimuli that you can test against. You need to use your intuition and trust your instincts.

Can you improve these skills? There are 4 skills involved here. First, you must recognize that there is something non-physical occuring. Second, you must be able to differentiate between these events and your thoughts or imagination. Third, you must be able to interpret the information that you are receiving. Forth, you must be able to express these skills in a way that they will be useful to you and others.

You seem to be able to recognize that something is happenning. Through testing and practice, you will begin to differentiate when the stimuli is coming from within you and when it is coming from outside of you. That will give you more control and make it easier to focus your energies. Those are the first steps to improving your skills. Good luck!

Answer by Peter D
You can hear thought? No you can’t. That is your imagination at best or a psychological pathology at worst.

You’re good with tarot cards? No you aren’t. Even true believers in tarot will tell you that the suggestions made are non-specific.

Try the online ESP experiments (i.e. dice-guessing game). Run 100 trials. I don’t have ESP, but I predict you will fare no better than chance. If you do this enough times and examine the results you will be forced to do one of two things–either admit in light of the evidence that paranormal “gifts” do not exist, or else stick doggedly to your a priori belief that supernatural powers are (despite evidence to the contrary) fact.

Are you intellectually honest enough to admit the truth, or do you insist on deluding yourself indefinitely? I used to employ a much kinder approach, but I have seen too many instances of how the ignorant and superstitious beliefs in the paranormal can do damage.

Answer by Tititita
Do you know why you like to enter in that unknow realm?, because you are a spirit inside a flesh body. So you are looking for your final destination. The house of the spirits. Heaven or hell. It takes time sometimes to get there.. That is the reason why you are searching for the unknown place. God know it, and Satan too.

But let me tell you, you are walking in the wrong path, in the shadow of spiritual dead. Hell is there. Why don’t you come to the Lord Jesus Christ, forget about the Tarot cards, Come to Jesus for Him to teach you all what you want to know and even more?. “Bless are the people whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 15).

You know that together with you the curse falls over the rest of the family when you enter into that realm? But you need to know it. Who knows if God want you to enter in that kind of realm and latter on He may take you out of there to work for Him, latter on, in His camp of warriors of Him. Who knows? God knows. Sometimes we have to go through hell, before we step in the Lord’s path. I rather walk in God’s path, a path of beauty, of knowledge, wisdom and discernment, a free path of love, peace and joy. A path where we can enjoy good things and throw out the bad things. A path of the good God that will let us see the unknow of Him. His richness.

I bet your parents have no idea what you getting in to it. There is not supervision. I told you already.

The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. A fool finds preasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom. (Proverbs 10:22-23).

Look for Jesus Christ and believe me, you are going to learn and know even more than what you are looking for and in the correct way. He is your Lord and Saviour. This is the path that you should look for and walk in. But believe me, you are going in the way of knowing Satan’s kingdom. Get out of there, if you want. It is your own decision, like a game. You play if you want or you do not play.

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. (Proverbs 14:11-12).

Pray to the Lord God for Him to guide you in the right direcction. If not, later on you are going to regret it. I know what I am talking about. Please, do not fall prisoner of Satan. Be free in Jesus Christ. Accept him as you Lord and Saviour. If you want to pray and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, just let me know, and I will send you this kind of prayer.

God bless you.

Answer by Deb
I read several of the other answers before I decided to add my 2 cents-sense in….

Here’s how my answer goes =
Paranormal translates out to: that which is beyond normal.
“Normal” … therein lies a whole other dilemma. It used to be that people were ridiculed, even killed for professing to believe that the world was NOT flat. Back then, it was considered ‘paranormal’ or ‘beyond normal’ to believe, say, that the world was round. As conventional wisdom grew, from our increased/factual perspectives, it proved out that indeed, the world was round!

I believe that you will find help in the two books referenced in answer from Mr. Weaver/psiexploration. Like most everything, practice and focus will reveal if there is true strength in your gifts and to what extent you are willing to explore and pursue them. Take caution, always, in who and what you allow to teach and/or guide you. You can see, by the market difference in the answers you have received, that there are many “opinions” out there.

From me to you: May God bless and keep you in your search and white light upon you always and in all ways.

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