Folk Wisdom

Psychics are no enemies of tired cliche. Many readings are littered with that combination of an appeal to common experience and boundless optimism which passes for folk-wisdom. Here are half a dozen examples:

"After this past year, it's not surprising you need a break. Let's face it, we all need a little breathing space now and again to re-charge our batteries."

"While success is assured, you may need to be patient. Never forget that the longest journey starts with a single step / Rome wasn't built in a day."

"We all need to talk things over with a friend from time to time, and it's as true now as it ever was - two heads really are better than one."

"This challenge might look a little daunting, but then again it's surprising what you can do when you put your mind to it, isn't it?"

"The main thing is not to worry. Let's be honest, these things often have a way of coming right in the end, and then you look back and you think well, what was all the worry about?"

"There's quite definitely light at the end of the tunnel. As the old saying has it, the sky is always darkest just before the dawn.'

This is not a particularly useful or productive element, but it is an element nonetheless, and can be useful for padding out a reading, or bringing one section to a neat coda before moving on to something else.

This element ties in with a Presentational Point called 'Keeping it folksy' which we will come to later.

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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