The “Dangers” of Seeing a Psychic

I recently wrote about what the Bible says about Tarot cards after a reader left me an email. Really all of this comes down to belief systems and nobody should really be telling other people how to believe.

I tend to get quite a giggle when people feel the need to force their opinions down my throat.

That said the reason I’d like to talk about this is I have had clients in the past who were genuinely worried for their safety after getting a Tarot reading because of some of the things people told them.

This is a valid question, one that deserves an answer.

So let me say first of all — if I felt there was a risk here I wouldn’t do it. I’ve given thousands of readings over a number of years and the worst thing that happened was I caught a cold once from one of my clients. I’ve heard the argument that anything operating on a higher level can attract the attention of negative entities but I’ve yet to see evidence of it and I certainly don’t believe any ‘higher being’ is damning my soul for helping people.

If you’re trying to get a real person (and not a generic website script) I suggest The Tarot Guru. Just send your question and get a reply within a few hours from a Tarot reader sent straight to you.

If Tarot is misunderstood, or used in a way that is self-serving, it can be a destructive tool. I personally don’t think the cards themselves have any danger connected to them. They’re cards used to play games in much of the world and there’s no fear. In fact, it would be like fearing a checkers board or dice. It’s the mystique and the lack of understanding around the cards that can be a problem.

The unscrupulous have used Tarot for centuries to fleece others and control them. Unfortunately, it still happens today, all too often. The overly dramatic and immature have also used Tarot to the detriment of others. The cards themselves are the product of an artist’s point of view of the world. I suppose if the artist is disturbed, so will be the cards. On the other hand, there are all sorts of decks that are frivolous and have a sense of humor. It all depends on the creator of the deck.

When someone picks up Tarot with an ulterior motive, or a lack of integrity or skill, then the cards can be used as a prop to gain control of another. It isn’t the cards that are dangerous, it’s the reader.

No. The cards are not dangerous, in and of themselves.

This is a commonly quoted piece of scripture:

“Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.”

Often quoted out of context and cherry picked to match their argument.

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Mark Macsparrow

Mark has been working with the Tarot and his own spiritual development for around two decades. He shares his opinion on spiritual matters with a NO BS approach.