Category Archives: Philosophy

3 senses of philosophy

Sense 1 {05867837} doctrine#1, philosophy1#1, philosophical system#1, school of thought#1, ism#1 — (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)
=> {05865914} belief#1 — (any cognitive content held as true)

Sense 2 {06077243} philosophy#2 — (the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics)
=> {06072885} humanistic discipline#1, humanities#1, liberal arts#1, arts#1 — (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); “the college of arts and sciences”)

Sense 3 {05869187} philosophy2#3 — (any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation; “self-indulgence was his only philosophy”; “my father’s philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it”)
=> {05865914} belief#1 — (any cognitive content held as true)

One Good Thing.

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Everybody in this world should do one good thing!
Something that they will always be remembered for.
It doesn’t have to be great or heroic, it doesn’t have to be incredible.
It just has to be good. A gesture that shows others that life isn’t all bad.
And it should make you proud when you think about how it made you feel when you did it.
But it should never be used for your betterment, it should only make you feel humbled.
Goodness is for you to share with everyone around you, to give to others, like a free gift.
Never selective but always available, like a smile and not a frown. Feel free to give a hand to someone struggling.
Don’t pass them by but stop and help. It doesn’t cost anything to offer your assistance for that one moment in time.
Lastly, never ever take advantage of another person, no matter how weak or vulnerable they might be. If anything, support the weak and vulnerable even more than the stronger people around you. The stronger ones amongst us will always survive but still need good things just like the rest of us.
Let’s all try to do at least one good thing every day, you might be surprised just how good it really feels. When the world feels dark and nothing seems to matter anymore then take the opportunity to brighten up the day by just using a tiny bit of energy and smile.
There, you’ve don’t it. One good thing.

Prediction, Coincidence or just Luck?

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prediction, coincidence or luck

If a Mystic said to a Sceptic what would you wager, on this following scenario, let’s just say, we are stood in a field where a very high Sycamore tree stands alone and completely open to all of the elements from each and every point on the compass. And now, at this very moment, there’s a massive thunder storm which had started about half an hour earlier and which had now developed into a ferocious electrical storm. Even though we are stood a couple of hundred meters from the tree, we just witnessed a massive lightning strike on the topmost part of its canopy.

With the frequency and amount of lightning they had just witnessed, in that one lightning bolt, the Mystic reckoned that there was a very strong possibility that, ‘Lightning could strike twice’, or why not, even three times, in the same place, especially with the ferocity of the whole storm and amount of time it had been going for.

So the Mystic, once again, spoke to the Sceptic, and said, “I have a very strong feeling that the lightning, will strike the tree, at least another two times, and so making that a total the lightning will have struck the great tree, is three times.”

The Sceptic had not spoken a single word for at least two hours, up-until this point, when he replied with, “I’m inclined to agree with you there, but only up to a point. I would say, it could be, just a coincidence, if it where, to happen as you predict.”

How Accurate is Divination? – Part 2

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It’s not often I get the old soapbox out, yawn! Just sometimes you have to try and stop the onslaught from that ubiquitous and meandering lava-flow that some of us may attribute the words, “I told you so. Now do you believe me!”.  Do you find yourself thinking words like, coincidence, fate, destiny, deja vu, fluke and so-on, especially when you can’t explain something that’s just happened, has been said or thought of? Of course you do! Everybody does and why shouldn’t they? There is nothing wrong with accepting that sometimes, we don’t have to try and explain, what may or may not have just happened. What might be an important fact to point out here, is that whatever we just experienced and in whatever shape or form, there is no human or logical, day-to-day, earth-dwelling reason how it can be explained.

So should we accept this, what might be termed as, phenomena, and put it all down to, ‘The wonders of the universe’, ‘Gods influence or intervention’, ‘Alien activities’ or simply, ‘It didn’t happen’ and move on in blind ignorance.

….to be continued.

Please feel free to comment, feedback is good for inspiration and always fuels the old grey matter.

Can a Tarot reading really help my marriage?

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How can a Tarot card reading help my marriage?

Many of my clients ask me this question and many other types of questions besides. Of course every client has a different set of circumstances than the next one and it’s down to me to give them the right answer. Phew! I have never thought of myself as being magic, mystical, psychic or even God, that would be too presumptuous and big-headed of me, to say the least. The way I look at myself in the way I read Tarot and other divinatory systems is what you might call, ‘a councillor of people’s problems’. I suppose it’s like going to your doctor to find out what that pain in your back is and he/she, through diagnoses and questions is able to give you an answer. I am not making any comparisons between a doctor, who is highly skilled and trained  in the medical practices and a Tarot card reader but even doctors can make mistakes. Why do they? Simply because they are human, just like everyone else, and so to can Tarot readers make mistakes. Yes, we are human too. With any kind of reading, just like a doctors’ diagnostics, you may not be able to find the exact cause of the problem and so have to improvise in some way to come up with a plausible answer. If you don’t then the client will do two things, the first, is to never use that reader again and the second is tell everyone they know how useless you are and to not use you in the future.

I have no intentions of defending the Tarot card reader here simply because, ‘it’s a belief system’ that is used, and unlike medicine is not a recognised science, in any way shape or form. The client usually has some belief in what is told them in a reading, in that it is true, at least as far as they are concerned. There is one major point I need to emphasize here and that is that we are all born with, ‘freewill’. Freewill being the main human reason in everything that we do. So no matter what answers we give our clients they don’t necessarily have to abide by it, they can just go ahead and disregard all that we have told them. It’s their choice, not ours as a reader.

And so to the question in hand, “How can a Tarot card reading help my marriage”? The answer is, “it can’t”. The only thing that will help them is that they have come to us, as a reader and disclosed to us information that is private and confidential and in doing so expect some form of answer, be it the right one or in some cases, the wrong one.

To summarise this interesting topic, as Tarot readers we are all different just like our clients and so would be expected to be unique and professional in our art of performing the Tarot card reading. As I have stated earlier, I honestly believe that what I do is purely a counselling roll to my clients, in that I have a very good understanding of their problems and situations and so can analyse and diagnose, with the help of the Tarot cards as a tool of my trade. I can not perform miracles as some people may suggest.

Tarot card reading is an art-form and a very dignified one at that. I have dealt with thousands of clients worldwide and hopefully performed my art in a truly professional and dignified way for everyone that I have had the pleasure and privilege to work for.

To become a successful Tarot card reader takes a very long time, just like any other profession and to take it lightly as many people seem to do these days can only detract and deteriorate this very skilful, wondrous and mystical art.

WARNING – DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!