9781620553251

The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook

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    9781620553251

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    1620553252

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/22/2014
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions
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Summary

A full-color guide to fortune-telling with the Lenormand oracle

• Explores the meanings of the 36 Lenormand cards and their playing card insets to help build a resourceful, interpretative vocabulary

• Provides instructions for many spreads, starting with 3 or 5 cards and building to the Grand Tableau spread, which uses all 36 cards

• 416 pages and full-color throughout

• Reveals the origins of the Lenormand oracle from both coffee-ground symbols and playing card cartomancy

More than 200 years old, the 36 Lenormand cards are an oracle combining standard playing cards with images from the everyday world, such as key, book, animals, and flowers. Their simple, predictive, and non-esoteric nature opens the realm of fortune-telling to all, offering a traditional cartomantic divination where card combinations fuse together to give clear answers.  

In this complete guide to Lenormand card reading, Caitlín Matthews explains the multiple meanings for each card, providing keywords so the reader can quickly build an interpretive vocabulary for Lenormand fortune-telling. She details how to lay spreads, starting with 3 or 5 cards and building to the Grand Tableau spread, which uses all 36 cards. She explores the significance of the playing card pips and suits on each card and how cards combine to create a variety of meanings. Matthews enables readers to learn the Lenormand card keywords so they can both read for themselves and express their interpretations to clients. Providing real case histories for readers to interpret, she also includes self-tests and practice exercises with answers to check at the end of the book.  

In addition to her comprehensive practical introduction to the Lenormand oracle, Matthews delves deeply into the history of cartomancy to reveal the mythic blueprint that underlies this simple deck, the key to which lies not in their imagery but in their connection to playing cards.

Author Biography

Caitlín Matthews is the creator of 4 tarot decks and 5 oracles, including The Enchanted Lenormand Oracle, and the author of more than 60 books, including Walkers Between the Worlds. An influential teacher of divination methods, she is a cofounder of the Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies. She teaches internationally and lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction The Return of the Traditional Oracle

Part One
Learning the Craft of Lenormand


1    Learning the Language of Lenormand
2    Lenormand Lexicon
3    Creating Sentences with Pairs and Triplets
4    Storyboard
5    Taking the Portrait

Part Two
The Playing Card Insets


6    Waking the Pips
7    The Art of Cartomancy
8    Secrets of the Lenormand Universe

Part Three
The Art of the Grand Tableau


9    The Piquet Tableau
10    The Grand Tableau of Nines
11    Near and Far Method

Part Four
Lenormand in Practice


12    Expanding Fluency
13    Becoming the Storyteller

Appendix I Key to the Practices, Spreads, and Studies

Appendix II Order of Practices, Spreads, and Studies

Appendix III Quick Reference

Notes

Bibliography

Resources

Index

About the Author

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