Chinese Fortune Reading Cards are a divination tool, including 36 cards and guidebook, based on ancient Chinese teachings and philosophies for modern day situations. Every card also offers a Feng Shui tip or luck to enhance your life and set you on course for happiness. The reader can ask the cards various questions such as the best timing for a journey to the possible outcome of a business venture, and they will be answered.
True Tales of the German East Asia Squadron and the Man who Cast Them in Stone
Author: Geoff Bennett
Pubpsher: Equinox Publishing
Hidden high in the mountains of Java lies a graveyard surrounded by ancient trees and steeped in Hindu legend. In the middle of this sacred grove stands a tall memorial dedicated to "the brave men" of the German East Asia Squadron. The graves of ten U-boat sailors rest in the shadow of this mysterious white pillar. Who were these men? And why was a monument dedicated to their honour on the flank of a volcano in Indonesia? These were the questions Geoffrey Bennett asked himself when he chanced upon this remarkable site. He soon identified the man who built the memorial as Emil Helfferich, a young German entrepreneur who sailed to the Dutch East Indies in 1901 to make his fortune in pepper. Helfferich befriended the legendary Graf Spee and his sailors when they visited Java. He cheered their exploits in the early months of World War I - victory at Coronel, the swashbuckling raids of Emden, their daring trek on camelback - and he mourned their inevitable demise. Through the eyes of Helfferich, Bennett recounts tales of the tropics, the wider world and the unseen hand that guided the young man's life and loves. The Pepper Trader takes the reader on a romantic journey from Helfferich's village in Germany to the exotic East Indies and back again to his native land. A memorable cast of real characters, mystical creatures and the Queen of the South Sea accompany the reader on this fascinating voyage. This true story is a unique account of long-forgotten events from the last century - and how they continue to affect us today. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Geoffrey Bennett was born in Ottawa, Canada, and has lived in six Canadian cities as well as Denver, Houston, Paris, Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok. A student of engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada and geophysics at the University of British Columbia, Mr. Bennett has worked as an exploration geophysicist for thirty years, half of that time in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition to five papers on geophysics, he has written The Jakarta Hike & Bike Trail Guide as well as several articles on birding, Scouting, canoeing and mountaineering.
Previously published as Simply Fortune Telling with Playing Cards. There is a certain romance attached to playing cards: from the riverboat gamblers on the Mississippi to genteel parlor games and the current popular surge in poker tournaments. How many of us while away our bored moments with a game of solitaire? This user-friendly guide will show you how to turn an ordinary deck of cards into a fun and simple tool for telling the future. Learn the past, present, and future with a regular deck of playing cards—no trivia, no special talents, no psychic ability. If you can read this, you can learn fortune telling with a regular deck of cards. The author explains the meaning of each of the 52 cards in the deck, plus the Joker, presents several layouts for general readings, and answers specific questions.
Have you ever had questions about your love life, career, health or future happiness? Based on the traditional Chinese oracle, The Fortune Teller's Mah Jongg is a simple and amusing way to make predictions about the future. This pack contains 144 fortune-telling cards in full colour. The accompanying book explains the symbolism of every card and gives instructions on how to use the oracle, including twelve sample readings to show you how to get started. The original oracle, from which the Mah Jongg game evolved, is thousands of years old, but its wisdom is still relevant to our lives today. Now you can use this wisdom to solve your daily dilemmas.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 163. Chapters: Dream interpretation, Tarot, Chinese astrology, Prophet, Cartomancy, Oracle, Necromancy, Nostradamus, Fortune-telling, Magic 8-Ball, Augur, Crystal gazing, Cold reading, Orunmila, Palmistry, Radiesthesia, I Ching, Methods of divination, Paul the Octopus, Feng shui, Geomancy, Hindu astrology, Ouija, Geomantic figures, Oracle bone, Ifa, Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot, King Wen sequence, Spodomancy, List of hexagrams of the I Ching, List of oracular statements from Delphi, Runic magic, Irk Bitig, Auspice, Seer stone, Scrying, Lal Kitab, Tiles of the Hold, Chinese fortune telling, Flamen, Tasseography, Corsned, Lithomancy, Sortes virgilianae, Bibliomancy, Psychic reading, Sortes Sanctorum, Haruspex, Kau cim, Pixiu, Da Liu Ren, Zi wei dou shu, Omen, Urim and Thummim, Nekyia, Cleromancy, Crystal ball, Shagai, Oneiromancy, Charles Walmesley, Hong Kong Lunar New year kau cim tradition, Qi Men Dun Jia, Deck of Dragons, Form constant, Rumpology, Witchcraft and divination in the Hebrew Bible, Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Four Pillars of Destiny, Omphalomancy, Omikuji, Zairja, Howard Beckman, Maya calendrical divination, Aeromancy, Alectryomancy, The Mythic Tarot, Tie ban shen shu, Psychomanteum, Arithmancy, Astragalomancy, Achmet, Querent, Hydromancy, Coscinomancy, Death-warning, Rhabdomancy, Scapulimancy, Jiaobei, Axinomancy, Dactylomancy, Cromniomancy, Tai Yi Shen Shu, Paper fortune teller, Kumalak, Macharomancy, Pyromancy, Taghairm, Belomancy, Tattva vision, Letra del ano, Moleosophy, Astromancy, Akisutozeneko, Anachitis, Scatomancy, Iatromantis, Cledonism, T ky jutsu, Ka-Bala, Apantomancy, Extispicy, Amniomancy, Yuan Hai Zi Ping, Aichmomancy, Plastromancy, Acultomancy, Libanomancy, Oracle cards, Falnama, Aleuromancy, Merindinlogun, Literomancy, Ornithomancy, Divine Comedies, Sortes Homericae, Cyclomancy, Tengenjutsu, ..
A practical handbook designed to teach readers how to develop their divination skills looks at a wide variety of fortune-telling devices and techniques, including tarot, the I Ching, and scrying, and features skill-building exercises and instruction to teach newcomers how to use both Western and Chinese astrology, numerology, palmistry, runes, and more to forecast the future. Original.
Foretell the future using a deck of regular playing cards and a divination game, which traces its origins to the principles of astrology and Chinese numerology. The familiar Gong hee fot choy! means "greetings of riches," and confirms the ancient belief that life's odds are three-to-one in favor of prosperity over poverty, success over failure, and good fortune over bad. It is also thought that the future can be forecast--and even influenced--if we know how to interpret the signs and understand their meanings. Each playing card and each house (illustrated on the game board) are identified with a particular outcome. For a glimpse of what the future holds, grab a deck of playing cards and this book. Have fun and may fortune smile upon you.
In the 1980s, author Jean C. Walsh, a recent widow with four sons, decided to take her ten-year study of Chinese culture and put it to work. She started a consulting business with the objective of helping American business men and women establish connections in China. Throughout the 80s she traveled to China leading trade missions hoping to open markets from Nantung to Beijing. Her story is one of triumph and frustration, as Chinese business practices and American business practices were often at odds with one another. Jean was the bridge that connected the two disparate cultures; both loved by the Chinese people, and respected for her cultural authority by the American business leaders. Jean also took National Geographic-quality photographs on her journeys throughout China, and this coffee table book of her memoirs is an historic document, and a timeless, and evocative testament to one women's strength and savvy in the often enigmatic world of doing business in China.
NOW A USA TODAY AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER From the award-winning author of The Memory Painter comes a sweeping and suspenseful tale of romance, fate, and fortune. Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts—and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred. The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semele’s life. But what happened to the tarot deck? As the mystery of her connection to its story deepens, Semele can’t shake the feeling that she’s being followed. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Bossard. Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there’s more to Semele’s desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Can Semele even trust him? The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere—someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Bossard manuscript is tied to her. Semele realizes it’s up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.