Danger of the Tarot Cards – Testimony of Tina an ex-tarot card reader

Are you a tarot card reader?  Please read Tina’s experience with Tarot and the dangers she talks about. Here is Tina’s testimony:

Like many non-Christian families, visiting Spiritualists and Fortune Tellers was our form of

Spirituality. We simply didn’t know any better and nobody taught us otherwise. From being a
teenager my mother and I visited Mediums, Psychics, Crystal Ball and Tarot Card readers. We went
to people’s houses for ‘sittings’ to contact the dead and receive messages. We began to attend
audiences where one of our favourite Mediums would be performing. Mum wasn’t as enthralled as
I was, and on hearing several Mediums saying to me – ‘You can do what I am doing’ – it encourages
you to develop your ‘gift’. Unlike my mum, I became more deeply involved in these practices.

What I was most attracted to was the Tarot Cards. I was more than eager to go out and buy a pack,
along with some instruction books. Then I began to seek out classes where I could learn properly. I
was taught to ‘feel’ the deck which I was attracted to, and meditate upon them. I bought different
decks of cards to work with. I loved them.

I quickly learnt how to read them, and started reading for family and friends, they all thought I was
good at it, and came back for more. I even began to keep a record of their readings on my computer,
so that I could print it out for them for them to look back on when predicted events happened in
their lives. People loved it. To me, this was just a hobby, nothing I took too seriously, something
which me, my friends and family could enjoy.

So I began to go to development circles. Concentrate on ‘tuning into oneself’ and picking up any
visions we might receive. This was then shared with the group and discussed. We were given
exercises to do to develop our abilities, and the leading Medium would then make contact and
deliver messages to individuals.

I became enthralled, and went out and bought heaps of different books on self development,
meditations, chakra reading, channeling, etc. I studied them earnestly, eager to develop.

We began to have ‘sittings’ at our house, where we would invite several friends or family members
to participate in the group. And we would tape record our sittings in order to look back on them as
predicted events unfolded. We were hooked!

I also began visiting local Spiritualist meetings where Clairaudience is carried out, receiving messages
from the dead, or having private sittings.

I was particularly attracted to the Tarot Cards, and very much took to developing this ‘gift’ and
wanted to know all there was to know about them. So this was the line of the Occult which I most
focused upon.

Although there were some happenings which were quite bizarre, I thought it was fine as no harm
came to me whatsoever. Even though I’d read warnings in Occult books about receiving a bad spirit,
I still didn’t think it was dangerous, as the advice was just to simply ask for it to leave, and for a
better one to take it’s place. Everyone who took part in such activities seemed to come to no harm
at all, so we continued . . . .


In 2006 I was invited on an Alpha course to learn about Christianity. I reluctantly attended, thinking
I’m only going for the free cake and coffee! I even sat near the door so that I could ‘escape’, no way

were these ‘religious nuts’ getting me going to church!! After all, what could these people know
about anything spiritual? – They’d never been to a Séance! . . . .

But very soon, the Bible quotes spoke to me. The first one which really stood out was ‘I am the way,
the truth and the life’ – Something struck a chord, and I just felt that there was truth in this saying.
I think I even commented to my friend that this is true! I started to look forward to our weekly
sessions, and couldn’t wait to hear more Bible quotes and learn about Jesus. I began to realize that
these people were ‘normal’, and very loving. They still welcomed me even though I’d not felt very
friendly towards them when I first arrived. These Christians seemed full of love and seemed to have
happiness about them, which I wanted.

I didn’t want to the course to finish, so I attended another one and went through it all again! It was
even better the second time around! I then began to attend a Methodist church.


Two years later, in the Spring of 2008 I became a member of my Methodist church. However, I still
had my Tarot Cards, still thinking there was no harm in them whatsoever. It was my friend who
advised me to get rid of them, telling me if I call myself a Christian, I shouldn’t be dabbling with
those things.

I eventually agreed, and decided to get rid of my Tarot Cards, and decided to give 100% to the God
who had already shown me that he IS a pure love. I hadn’t read the Tarot Cards for other people for
a few years, but was aware I still had them at the back of a cupboard. As far as I was concerned I
had stopped dabbling in the Occult as I had stopped going to classes, circles, visiting Mediums, etc. I
only occasionally got the cards out just to read for myself, maybe once a year or so. I also still had all
the Occult books I’d bought . . .

I didn’t realize how VITAL it was that I get rid of everything which tied me to the Occult . . .

It was after getting rid of them that there were several strange happenings, I began to feel the
presence of a spirit, which kept visiting me between May and August. I realized the cards had
actually connected me with ‘something’, as I started to feel a presence which kept coming to me,
very often, almost weekly. It came at any time, out shopping, at work, sitting on a bus, when I was
fully awake. I guess it was because I had finally broken the connection, and it was trying to keep it. I
got used to it being around, I wasn’t frightened at all. I couldn’t determine who it was, just a definite
energy, in physical terms I guess I could describe it as being aware of a small area of ‘fog’. Although it
is impossible to physically describe the non physical.

There was even a time when it came whilst I was reading my bible at home, at this point I still didn’t
realize it was evil, and I actually welcomed it, wondering who it was, as it wasn’t giving me any
identity. My welcome made it become more vibrant. I could feel an increase in its vibration.

It sometimes came to me whilst I was at work. I told the cook about it, and she was convinced I must
have a guardian angel watching over me because it wasn’t anything frightening. One time I was in a
client’s room (I worked in a care home) and while she was chatting to me I felt it’s presence to be in
the direction of the corridor. I didn’t tell the old dear as I didn’t want to frighten her.

At first its presence made me feel calm and I became familiar with its vibration. As the weeks went
by, it became stronger, and in its presence I could feel it’s energy blending more with mine, my body
felt quite heavy, I begun to feel incredibly nauseous when it was around and my mind felt ‘spaced

To describe this spirit as an area of fog, you would think of it as something separate from yourself.
But because it came on an energetic level, it affects your own energy, and therefore affects how you

The final time was the strongest, in August. It was Holy Communion at the Church. I was in the
kitchen filling up the thimbles for the Communion. I felt its presence very strongly, even though
the place was busy, people talking to me, distractions, I knew ‘something’ was there and nobody
else seemed aware of it. It seemed to strongly touch my mind, the very point at which I think was
strongly emphasised. As I walked to the front of the church to place the Communion thimbles
at the table, there was the familiar feeling of it blending with me. I sat down, and this was more
than being calm – I could hardly move out of the chair – my body was so very heavy. My mind was
extremely ‘spacey’. Someone came to ask me to serve cups of tea after the service, I immediately
answered “I’d love to”. (Normally I would have hesitated as I am quite a shy person). But when I
answered it felt like it wasn’t quite me controlling my voice, the words just came, although I was
aware that it still sounded like me.

As the service began and everyone started to sing, I felt the presence beginning to fade. I was also
then able to stand and sing, and the presence quickly faded away. I realized afterwards this was
the beginnings of something wanting to take possession of my faculties. This was the beginnings of
something evil forcing me into trance against my will.


Over the next few weeks, I became frightened and very upset, not knowing when it was going to
come back, obviously wondering how I could get rid of it. I rang my church Minister and made an
appointment to see him, needing help and not knowing what to do.

But days later I cancelled the appointment as I realized that it had decided to leave me alone, and
it has never been back – thank goodness! I can only assume it was because I was in the presence of
Jesus in that Holy Communion Service and it fled. What more proof do we need of Jesus saving us!!
Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them” – (Mathew
18:20). There was a whole congregation there singing to him! There was definitely something in the
church that day which got rid of this spirit. That is absolutely AMAZING! Spirits flee in his presence!


I remember walking to work in the mornings and taking my Occult books with me to throw them
away in a waste bin at the top of the street, I eventually got rid of them all. I repeated the Lord’s
Prayer under my breath all the way to work, for many days afterwards.

The Church of England employs at least one Exorcist in every Diocese in the country. I renounced
my involvement with the Occult with the Exorcist in my area. Knelt before the cross, I was anointed
with Holy oil blessed by the Archbishop. People laid hands on me and prayed as I read aloud my
renouncement. To say sorry to Jesus was very special, and I’m so glad I did this.

I now realize what was beginning to happen to me, and how much worse it could have been, if this
spirit had been around any longer, I dare say our house would have become haunted, and heaven
knows what it would have made me do.

People who are into any form of Occult practices and think it is safe are nice, well-meaning people,
but don’t know they are deceived victims of Satan. You think you are fine, that there’s nothing

to worry about . . . . until you try to turn away from it. Then Satan’s demons will show their true
colours, start to harass you and want to keep a hold on your soul. These spirits are demonic, and
want to destroy your life.

It is not just the truth for me, I am not just one person who has had bad experiences, it is the truth
for everyone. I have since read other people’s testimonies who were previously involved in Occult
practices, they all say the same thing, they discovered the spirits they were connected to were evil,
not our dead relatives at all, and were saved by Jesus Christ.


‘And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then,
if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions
deserve’. . . . . 2 Corinthians 11:14 – 15


Anyone who becomes involved in Occult practices WILL connect themselves to evil entities. You
called them up! You’ve called Satan! He will come. I learned how spirit entities have the ability to
reveal or conceal themselves, to whoever they choose, wherever they choose, whatever you’re
doing, whoever you’re with, at whatever time they choose. It is dangerous!

I knew Christianity was what I’d been looking for all my life. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and
the life”, this struck a chord with me instantly, how fantastic! Knowing Jesus is far more fulfilling
than the false spirituality of the Occult. Satan can only provide a limited satisfaction, he does not
love you, and is only out to destroy. Jesus brings love. He loves us and wants to transform our lives,
he improves our relationships, he gives us strength to deal with our struggles in life, he changes the
way we see things, he wants a relationship with us and you begin to see his blessings as you become
aware of him working in your life.

I am now a member of a Methodist Church. I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever of the existence
of God and totally accept our Lord Jesus Christ as our only hope and deliverer from demonic spirits.

God has proved to me he exists, that he is more powerful than evil and that evil spirits flee from him.
I have felt the pure, perfect love of God – even before I became a Christian. God is an absolutely
pure, powerful, beautiful love with a deep, deep sympathy which totally wipes out all worries, fears
and anxieties. I want nothing but God in every part of my life, to devote my life to God, I live every
second of every day for him, and always will.

God is the protector of our souls.

Praising him here glorifies him in the heavenly realms.


‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out Spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your
God’ . . . . . Leviticus 19:31


(John 8:32) “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” . . . . . Jesus

About Gaz Parker

I was born with the ability to see spirit entities. I learned to ignore them for most of my life but during 2004 I had a kind of spiritual awakening so i thought. For years I questioned it until I asked God to show me what this is. God showed me the truth and I realised these spirits are evil, they are demons. Jesus never left me, he love me and he loves you too. My audio testimony can be found here. Contact me here: newagedeception@gmail.com
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140 Responses to Danger of the Tarot Cards – Testimony of Tina an ex-tarot card reader

  1. Nancy says:

    Hi I’m nancy, I’ve had these Aztec tarot cards since 1998, I do feel something negative following me and I want it to stop! I find it really difficult to just go throw them out. I need help, I’m scared that I might not get rid of whatever’s following I seen the black shadow. I curse it away. I just want the right way to get rid of them.

    • Gaz Parker says:

      Ownership of an occult product will always lead to trouble, throwing them away is the first part of a two step process to freedom. Don’t just throw the items away, destroy them either by fire or some other means to render them useless. This is prevent them falling into someone else’s hands. The occult object, especially if it was used or (in my opinion_ purchased with an intention of usage will have opened up doorways for evil spirits to enter. Thankfully you can cast them out in Jesus name however it is only those that have Christ within them that are given to authority to trample over these dark forces. Read Luke 10:19 and 1John 4:4. Those that are saved not only have to authority over evil they also have a far greater force within them.

      • katrina says:

        As a christian I am in complete agreement.. In this age we live in there are now lots of Angel card readers they are deceivers and just the occult and very dangerous..Darkness dressed up as light …

        • Tina Storey says:

          Hi Katrina

          You are absolutely right, even using Angel cards is just another form of divination, it’s just using different pictures. So many people are deceived by this. The Bible tells us that Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).

      • Cherokee says:

        Never destory occult objects!! Do you no nothing?! It may destroy your or someone elses ability to access the gate, but the gate itself will remain open, and whatever is on the other side of that gate will still have access. By destroying occult objects, you are essentially giving up all control to the other side. ESPECIALLY a ouiji board. Never EVER burn or try to destroy a ouiji board. If these objects have had something evil become attached to them, your best bet is to have them be blessed and cleansed by someone with holy authority. Take them to church with you ask for the church leaders to help you! and after you are absolutely positive whatever was attached to them has gone away, than they will be safe to dispose of, but throwing them away or destroying them is definately NOT the first step!! Exactly why this lady who threw away her tarot cards continued having problems. She threw away her control of the gate without having first made sure it was safely closed, and the other side still had control. It seemed as though hers, while it was threatening, was not as strong as some others. Singing in church might not always be enough and if you tried destroying your “problem” before you solved it, you may have very well just screwed yourself and found yourself in a bigger mess than you were in before.

        • Scarlett says:

          Occult objects and entities have no power over anyone who repents and receives deliverance, and forgiveness from Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has been given power over all the powers of darkness.
          To be scared to throw away and/or destroy occult objects is likely to reinforce their power and control over a person. To take them to church and ask they be “blessed” is blasphemous. You can’t bless an unclean, evil thing. Rebuke these things and cast out the evil spirits attached to them in Jesus Name and then remove them from your home, destroy them and be done with it.

          • Tina Storey says:

            Amen Scarlett. Occult objects, whether it be Tarot Cards, Ouija Boards, or whatever should be destroyed. The devil knows when we have decided to turn our backs on him and turn to Jesus Christ, and tries his hardest to keep that hold on our souls and keep us from knowing Jesus. Jesus is truly more powerful than satan and we have authority in His mighty name.

        • Irene says:

          I disagree with you completely! How can you have an item ‘blessed’ which has been used for evil? I say ‘burn’ every ‘item’ that has been used in the Occult! That goes for Tarot Cards, and Ouiji Boards, the whole lot! The property in your possession having been used in evil practices belongs to and has Satans finger prints all over it! Hence that is why they have to be burnt! Any Church that would even think about blessing or pouring oil on any Ouiji Board or Tarot Cards, will not be a Church that is a Bible believing Church, or have a Holy Spirit filled Minister! To my mind the only Church that would do a ceremony on such articles is a Satanist church!

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    • Marcia says:

      Nancy, this also happens to people involved in Wicca, Witchcraft and other areas of the occult. Are you still using the cards? If you are, this makes it worse. I agree with others that you need to get rid of them. Fires can be dangerous so maybe just cut them up as Tina advised, or put them in plastic bags and dump them in a dumpster a few miles away so you are not tempted to dig them out. But the real remedy is faith in Christ. You will be always be vulnerable to such “negative” entitites without Him, especially if you’ve used the cards and other forms of divination. This could be God’s way of showing you the danger and waking you up to think about His son, Jesus, who died to pay the penalty for your sins. Please consider reading one of the 4 gospels and asking God to show you the truth of Jesus. Before I became a Christian, I was an astrologer for 10 yrs. – professional and licensed for 8 yrs. and had Tarot cards as well though I did not use them much but I understand how these things “work” and they are not from God.

  2. Tina Storey says:

    Hi Nancy, good to meet you. Yes, what Gaz is saying is right, it is best to get rid of the Occult product. When I wanted to get rid of my cards, a friend helped me to do it. I gave them to her and she tore them up in little pieces so nobody could find them and use them. At first I craved for them and wanted them back so badly that I bought another pack and used them straight away. My friend helped me out again, and this time, we both tore them up together, and threw them away in different waste bins all around the village.

    If there is a church near you where you could go to have a chat to the Minister/Pastor, then that would be good, also if there’s some Christians who would come to your house and pray with you it would be helpful too.

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  4. John says:

    I grew up in the church and have had a life-long journey of growth and expansion, that does not limit me to the prescripts of organized religion. I know there are many out there who are dabbling and playing with forces they do not understand or respect. For my part, my experience of God has been deepened by many non-orthodox practices, including meditation and the use of divination cards. Tarot cards are loaded with Christian symbolism and historically became one way to keep alive the Christian mysteries while the church was going around burning witches.

    • Scarlett says:

      Using meditation, Tarot Cards and the like is nowhere to be found in the Word of God, the Bible. God strongly admonishes us to seek Him for wisdom and guidance, and against using such practices as the pagans and occultists do.

  5. laura says:

    I agree with John. Growing up in a Catholic family we were taught to fear tarot cards. Until I started a spiritual journey which was looking inside myself for answers I was lost. I went from religion to religion getting more confused.

    I started to meditate and find inner peace. We come from God therefore we have abilities that can be developed. We are a part of God. The tarot cards help open your intuition and abilities. It makes communication with your Angels and higher self possible.

    The draw back from using the cards is that it may be so accurate that you become addicted to using them. You can turn it into a positive or negative exchange. It up to you. Some safe/positive cards to try are the Angel cards. These are by Doreen Virtue who communicates with Angels.


    • threadstotwelve says:

      I dont understand why everyone is so black and white about this. I agree with John. The cards help you become one with yourself and the dangers that they bring can only come from yourself. If you are conflicted within yourself these energies will manifest as entities that harm you and it is only your own will that can stop them. Quit blaming the universe for your own inability to control your emotions and your reality. It isnt “satan” or “demons”. If there were truly evil ghosts roaming everywhere waiting to possess those who state they believe in a certain man or not we’d be 70 percent eradicated by such evil beings. Dead. We are not. We are all in control of ourselves and cards only help you see that.

  6. As a Christian, the question for me comes down to what does the Bible say about such things as divination and other occult activities are clearly condemned by God. As someone who spent eight years practicing witchcraft (and various forms of divination including Tarot, the pendulum, et al,) I know the source of power behind those activities. It is not God and certainly not angels, but deceptive spirits. Thank you for sharing your testimony Tina. :)

  7. When I was a New Ager & Spiritualist, I knew folks who did Tarot or Angel cards & although very accurate indeed, many folks sometimes had negative experiences, which made me question the true source of such powers. Since my conversion to Christianity in 1994, I’ve met, spoken to & read of many Psychics, Gypsies, Mediums, Witches, Luciferians & even Satanists who also had eventually questioned the source of their powers, whether Cards or other ‘divination tools.’ Those folks became Christians after they discovered their spirit ‘freinds’ were actually evil. How can we be sure the Tarot cards you have are using ‘good energies?’ Think of ‘shape-shifters’ in movies, how convincingly they can persuade others their appearance isn’t a fake disguise, but genuine! From 18 years experience, in helping folks with occult problems & even (demonic) ‘haunted houses,’ can I plz suggest Tarot is dangerous. Also, if any so called ‘angel’ ever appears to you, please properly test it, for your own safety & to ensure that he truly is one of God’s angels. Whether an entity appears to be just a ‘healing energy,’ an angel, an orb, a dead or alive human or animal spirit, fairy, alien, spirit guide, unicorn or any mythological creature, etc, plz test it! The same principle goes for any divination tool, to challenge the powers behind that tool, eg, when using the cards have you ever challenged them in Christ’s Name? Even if it’s energies ‘feel’ as if it’s full of peace & love, please still challenge it. Here’s an article I wrote that might be useful in conducting such a test. God bless you. Laura.

    • Monica says:

      I do have a question though, are all readings accurate??? I’m scared they are and I’m scared the things in cards will actually happen! Please help me

      • Marcia says:

        Hi, Monica! No reading is 100% accurate, And the things that sound accurate are often things said generally that the client applies specifically. There is also coincidence and the demonic guidance of the reader that accounts for something that sound accurate. Not sure why you are scared though, unless you going to a Tarot reader. If you are, you should stop.

  8. S. A. Tower says:

    Nancy, The book of Acts gives us an example on “how to” destroy magical possessions by confessing our deeds before God and man and then burning them. It’s a good thing to have a Christian friend pray with you against any spiritual resistance. I personally burnt mine in a fire pit at my pastor’s home with his prayer support and accountability. “And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all.” Acts 19: 18-19
    Blessings, Ally

  9. Tina Storey says:

    Thank you for your comments everyone. I’d also like to add that I too spent many hours in Meditation and felt very calm, I thoroughly enjoyed this practice and thought there was nothing dangerous about it. It seemed to make me more aware of ‘energies’ around me and I felt at peace with myself. When I became a Christian I learnt that Jesus didn’t want us to look inside ourselves, He wants us to look to Him. God gave us His wonderful Word which is far more fulfilling and trustworthy than our own feelings. We come to know God through His Word. I think when we truly find Jesus and accept Him we realise there is no need to go ‘within’ to seek a trance like state, we have God’s Word to look to and guide us.

    In John 14:27 (KJV)Jesus tells us – “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.

    In Philippians 4:7 (KJV) – And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Looking within ourselves we will never find the peace which Jesus can offer.

    The Bible doesn’t tell us to try to contact Angels, we are told to pray to God. It is God who decides to send an Angel to help us in our need, and they are said to disappear so we can’t even thank them – we are to thank God and give Him the glory.

    I can certainly testify that the cards are accurate. And I guess in a fashion I was addicted to using them, I consulted them at every turn! I never at any time thought I was connected to anything evil, not at all. I loved what I did, and enjoyed reading for others. But as I said in my testimony, it was upon turning away from them that the trouble started. That’s when I learned about satan and the truth that he didn’t want to let go without a fight.

    I also learned that we are not in control as we think we are. These spirits are far more powerful than we are and have the advantage over us. They do not love us, but want us to believe they are positive, helpful and friendly to keep that hold on our souls once we have opened that door to satan. But we have one more powerful on our side, the one who does truly love us, wants the best for us, who is alive and will deliver us from these evil spirits – the Lord Jesus Christ.

  10. Sam Max says:

    If you are a weak minded person anything can allow a bad entity to come forth. You can use Tarot cards and have a positive effect. The Bible may condemn such activities, but it also says you should put people to death including children for not obeying the Sabbath. Cherry picking the Bible is as repugnant to me as a weak person blaming a pack of cards is for summoning up Demons.

  11. Tina Storey says:

    Hi there Sam, it’s good to meet you. I’d like to say that when I did use the Tarot Cards there were many positive effects, in fact, over the 20 years as a Reader I thoroughly enjoyed what I did and so did people who came to me. But like my and other people’s testimonies say, it is when you try to turn away from the Occult that your problems really begin, then you realise the evil you have opened yourself up to which doesn’t want to let go.

    Referring to ‘strong’ or ‘weak’ minded people, I think it’s important to acknowledge that evil spirits are far more powerful than any of us, whether we’re a strong or weak person, none of us are in control when we’re dealing with these entities, we are just led to believe we are. So in fact, being a strong or weak person becomes irrelevant.

    I think it’s important too to remember that many of the people giving such testimonies (myself included) had the bad experience before knowing the scripture. It was afterwards that such scriptures were brought to my attention, so basically the Bible confirmed what I had gone through. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 was one of the first ones I came across which spoke volumes to me.

    I used to think that I was just using a pretty pack of cards, I liked the pictures and loved interpreting the many ways they can be dealt out in a reading. I can only conclude that it isn’t the cards in themselves which summon up demons, but the thoughts and intentions behind their use. I used to know someone who used an ordinary pack of playing cards for Divination, which leads me to conclude it’s the Divination which is dangerous (and which God warns us about) – not actually a pack of cards.

    Blessings, Tina x

    • Sam says:

      Hello Tina. Why believe one book and not another? They are all written by man and man can be influenced by Demons. From what I have read in the Bible there is plenty to be disturbed about within. I trust my own intuition and not the words of another unknown source. Your experience is termed as anecdotal and people tend to form a causation link when one is not actually there. Native Americans performed rain dances and sometimes it rained. Did it rain because of the dance or did it rain anyway. Did your problems arise from Tarot or where they summoned by other factors in your life? How do you account for the tens of thousands of people that use divination and have no ill effects? Or the So called Christian people that have to have an exorcism when they have never practiced divination.
      Thank you for your blessings I offer mine back to you also.

      • Marcia says:

        Sam, demons would hardly write a book that calls for worship of God and tells us how Jesus defeated the power of Satan in the lives of those who believe (and one day will throw Satan into the lake of fire). Many do divination and have no ill effects, that’s true. Could be because they are ignoring the effects (some continue with these practices despite having frightening experiences – this was the case with me) or that God has allowed them to do what they want since they have ignored God and continued to do it. If someone is bothered, it’s a sign of God’s grace allowing the person to realize that the practice is evil.

        • Samuel The Divinest says:

          I disagree as we do not know which God or indeed a Demon the book requires us to worship. If the Bible makes people do bad things in its name as it clearly does and has then by the normal realms of logic the Bible is Demon possessed. Please stop quoting from a book that has dubious origins you are clearly either not understanding this concept or you are being used as a vessel of the Great lie. Be strong, Blessings Sam x

          • Marcia says:

            What is your standard/source for truth if you think the Bible is false?

            • Samuel He Speaketh His Own Mind says:

              Dear Marcia,
              If you have to ask you have not been listening. Blessings Samuel x

              • Marcia says:

                If you can’t answer, then you don’t have one. I don’t see in your comments what your standard for truth is.

                • Samuel He Speaketh His Own Mind says:

                  Dear Marcia,
                  Why thank you for making up my own mind for me. I can see why you cling to your book of lies as it requires no thinking on your part. That is what I love about Christianity it’s proponents’ seem to carry so little of it in their souls.
                  Marcia if there is anger in your heart then this Bible is not working for you. Try love and kindness like I do and set your spirit free. Blessings Samuel x

                  • Marcia says:

                    Sam, your response to my question was this:” If you have to ask you have not been listening.”
                    That is not an answer and you still refuse to give one. If I was rude, I heartily apologize. I can only conclude you have no source or standard of truth except for maybe a subjective one.

                    • Samuel He Speaketh His Own Mind says:

                      Dear Marcia. I will respond is a short while life has just come knocking at my door and I must attended to that :) Talk shortly x

  12. Tina Storey says:

    Hi Sam
    Thanks again for your reply. Firstly, I do believe that the Bible was inspired by God. I don’t believe it is an unknown source. The scriptures of God warning us about divination, etc. I can fully understand as they relate to what happened to me.

    My testimony is a simple description of my experience after I turned away from the Occult to Jesus Christ. Reading other people’s testimonies who were declaring similar things which had happened to them when trying to get out of the Occult, helped me to understand what had happened to me, as at the time I’d never even heard of Deliverance. But the truth is that this spirit did flee at the name of Jesus Christ – and that’s the important thing. Spirits do flee at the mention of His name. And this is something that other Ex Occultists have also learned and are now declaring. It is mentioned in the Bible about Jesus casting out demons, and the truth is that He is still doing it today. Evil is very real, and is afraid of the Living Christ.

    As for the people who do divination and have to ill effects, all I can say that I too had no ill effects until I tried to stop doing it. Like I mentioned in my last reply, my experience was very positive when I was into divination.

    As for the Christians who have needed an Exorcism but never done divination, I would say that there are other things which open us up to the demonic besides divination, they could have been into a whole range of things which have opened them up to something demonic.

    Could I ask what your own beliefs are Sam?

    God bless+
    Tina x

    • Samuel The Divinest says:

      Dear Tina if as you said the Bible was inspired by God then by definition it was “Channeled” to man. Therefore we have no idea if it was God or the Devil sending the signal to inspire the writers. Many people believe many things and you believe that a benevolent spirit channeled the information. Believing something unfortunately does not make it true. So quoting lines and chapters from a book of dubious origin is hardly inspiring when as I have already said the Book you quote from may not be the divine word of God. It comes down to this you say it is I say it is not.
      Finally the best way to subvert a message is to insert some good into it to hide the bad. The Bible does that all the time. One minute it is killing people for working on the Sabbath and the next it is love thy enemy. My biggest problem is from the Ten commandments. “No other Gods” yet in the new testament up springs Jesus. No mention of Jesus coming in the Old and writing Jesus in the new testament does not negate the fact that the old clearly states no other God. So if I was to write a new book claiming I am God and explaining that God was tired of the trinity so he decided to add a fourth the father the son the holy ghost and the divinest of all Samuel then bingo I am the new messiah. You can not prove the source of the Bible by quoting passages of it. That makes no sense. Blessings Samuel x

    • Samuel He Speaketh His Own Mind says:

      Dear Tina,
      I believe in the Divine Spirit of the Cosmos. You call him God and I have no problem with that. I have a problem with the works of man. I trust what the spirit tells me is good and divine. Perhaps you crave the sense of belonging that church might give you on a superficial level. If you can not listen and trust God that speaks to you from within then you must strive to do that and not be lead by the nose by man.

  13. Marcia says:

    I am a former professional astrologer and New Ager who had Tarot cards (though I did not read them for others) and had many do Tarot Card readings for me (as well psychic readings, numerology, and also a bit of contacting the dead). Tarot Cards, no matter what you think the images may represent, are man made pictures and are used for divination. The only angels that will respond to any attempt for contact will be fallen angels. Divination is strongly denounced and forbidden by God (see Deut. 18:10-12) and in Acts 16:16ff, God shows us that demons are the root of divination when the fortunetelling girl has a demon cast out.
    God has provided what we need to know in the Bible and his word is sufficient. Dabbling with, reading, or consulting one who reads Tarot is going against God and opening one’s self to demonic influence. Imo it is not the cards that are evil in and of themselves, but trying to get a message from them. Seeking hidden meaning or messages from images, the natural world, or disembodied entities is divination. (I do advise people turning away from Tarot cards to get rid of them as they can be a source of temptation).
    If you choose to ignore God’s warning, you will regret it. The most important message from God is not a hidden one, but the message brought by the Messiah, the Son of God, who came to pay the penalty for sins and give eternal life to those who believe. “”You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life ; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.” John 6:39-40

  14. Tina Storey says:

    Sam, Marcia has been listening and is speaking in love, kindness and truth. I too have been listening to you and I also can’t see where you’ve given an answer to Marcia’s question as to where your standard/source for truth is if it isn’t the Bible. If we’re speaking in love and sharing then we’re certainly listening and waiting to hear from you. I would be interested to know too. I’d also like to ask again what your beliefs are Sam? It helps if we know where each other is at spiritually.

    I would agree with what Marcia said, that demons won’t write a book which calls us to worship God, a book which leads us to Jesus Christ. Yes I do believe that the Bible was inspired by God, and we can be sure it was from the one true God, because no other ‘god’ would lead us to know Jesus Christ. And it’s all about Jesus.

    You say your biggest problem is from the Ten commandments – “No other Gods”. This needn’t be a problem (Jesus IS Lord). Today we can allow many things to become gods to us. Money, fame, work, or pleasure can become gods when we concentrate too much on them for personal identity, meaning and security. No-one sets out with the intention of worshipping these things. But by the amount of time we devote to them, they can grow into gods that ultimately control our thoughts and energies. Letting God hold the central place in our lives keeps these things from turning into gods.
    You say there is no mention of Jesus coming in the Old Testament – actually if we take the time to read our Bibles we’ll see that there is very much mention of Jesus coming in the Old Testament, many prophecies in the Old Testament which Jesus fulfilled. Let me give a few examples . . .

    Messiah to be born in Bethlehem – Micah 5:2
    Messiah was to be born of a virgin – Isaiah 7:14
    Messiah was to be rejected by His own people – Isaiah 53:1,3. Psalm 118:22
    Messiah was to be betrayed by one of His followers – Psalm 41:9
    Messiah was to be tried and condemned – Isaiah 53:8
    Messiah’s bones were not to be broken – Exodus – 12:46
    Messiah was to die as a sacrifice for sin – Isaiah 53:5, 6, 8, 10, 12.
    . . . . And there’s more.

    God speaks to us by His Word, He reveals Himself to us through His Word – which leads us to Jesus Christ – who never changes (Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever). But if we look within ourselves to our own feelings and ‘intuition’ we will find that this is not reliable as our feelings change. God never changes.

    I hope I haven’t said too much – I could go on forever! I hope you take the time to look up the scriptures I’ve written and delve into God’s Word. I hope the Holy Spirit opens your heart to His living Word so your heart is on fire and wants to know more of Him who loves you. xx

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  16. Felix says:

    I’ve been a tarot card reader for some time now and I believe that you have to follow cetain rules that are stated in the instruction manual I.E. Cleanse the cards of negative energy which will stop the unwanted guest’s that you mentioned. Never let anyone else touch them as it can infect them. As the tarot cards pick the user not the other way round.

  17. Tina Storey says:

    Hi Felix, it’s good to meet you. I was also a Torot Card Reader, for 20 years, so of course I was aware of certain ‘rules’ about negative energies, cleansing, etc. Now I understand that Divination does connect us to evil spirits, I can see that it would be a good thing to question: when people speak of ‘cleansing’ the cards, do they really believe it is ourselves who have the power to do so? If it isn’t us who ‘cleanses’ the cards – then who or what is it?

    Also, I would also now ask, if the Tarot Cards are capable of ‘picking the user’ then that must be saying that they are alive and have some sort of consciousness . . . so it is worth asking, what is this consciousness? A spirit? . . . What do you really believe gives the cards this ability? . . . All worth questioning . . . .

  18. Felix says:

    To answer your question on about is it us or something else that cleanse’s the cards I truly don’t know I bathe mine in the moonlight during the full moon, and to answer the second one it was like I was drawn to a certain deck It could be it was my unconscious mind that wanted that deck we really don’t know but things happen for a reason. Are tarot cards dangerous well anything can be dangerous if not used right I’m not saying you didn’t use them right, even thou I have had my deck for some time I still am learning new things I have been reading various documents stating different peoples experiences and I was advised to keep my deck with me for the first two weeks.

    • Tina Storey says:

      Hi Felix

      Many thanks for your reply, sorry I sometimes take a long time to reply. Looking again at ‘cleansing’ the cards, I would ask, if I don’t know who or what I think is doing the cleansing, how do I know I can trust it? In your first comment you mention that it is the cards which choose you, but now I’m reading that it’s your unconscious mind which chose the cards (??), so again it’s something uncertain, something we can’t know for sure, something we can’t really trust.

      Again if we look at the Bible, Deuteronomy 18:10-12, and others, where God warns us about Divination (Fortune Telling) because it opens us up to demonic influences, then there isn’t actually a right or wrong way to deal with Satan, evil is evil, that’s not good whichever way we look at it.

      God wants us to trust Him, He doesn’t want to keep Himself hidden – like Satan does, keeping us from knowing the true spiritual power behind these activities – God wants us to know Him and He wants us to have a relationship with Him, and free us from abilities that Satan has given us, to replace them with His beautiful gifts.

  19. Dave says:

    I had read Tarot cards for some 35 years before I gave them up. They are not in themselves dangerous, but in learning them, you need to take a lot of time not to assume you understand more than you do. One way is to talk about all the possible interpretations of a layout, of each card in the position it’s in. Because sometimes the first thing that jumps into your head is not the best interpretation.

  20. Tina Storey says:

    Hi Dave

    Yes, the Cards in themselves are not dangerous – what the Bible warns us about is the practice of Divination (Fortune Telling) which is dangerous, because it opens us up to the demonic and allows Satan into our lives (See other people’s testimonies too). The cards are just a ‘tool’, used to open us up to the demonic. See Deuteronomy 18:10-12 in the Bible:

    There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD.

    The living God doesn’t want us to attempt to look into the future, only He knows the future, and He warns us not to try to do this for good reason. He loves us and doesn’t want us to open ourselves up to demonic influences. So you see, it isn’t about interpretations, it’s the very act of Divination (whether it be with ordinary playing cards or whatever) which we are warned about. We don’t need to try to see the future, the God who created us wants us to look to Him, put our trust in Him and wants us to know Him.

    Take a look at other people’s testimony’s too, there’s many people saying how they too have discovered the truth in God’s Word, that Divination does indeed connect us to evil spirits.

  21. Mia says:

    Each to his own there r good people and bad ppl paedophile priests and wolves in sheeps clothing of every religion in prison. Tarot does not make one bad u either are or not. The demons are ur own creation . Satan also sits in the house of god !

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  23. Meghan says:

    This is an interesting read, but there is one historical detail you failed to acknowledge-Tarot cards are not an occult invention, they were originally playing cards. Today’s modern playing card decks are directly influenced by them. There’s four suits in both card types with cards 1-10 (1 being the ace) & 4 “people” cards (king, queen, prince, & joker). There used to be a knight instead of fools, but in modern decks the knight isn’t present anymore. People merely started trying different things with the cards. To say they are evil is a general statement. Humans are capable of using anything to commit sin and control others. The word of the Bible has been used as a tool for harm, so has the Quran, and about any holy text out there. Jesus says to love thy neighbor, also I may mention Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” It’s easy to throw around quotes & hand pick things that best fit your own cause, but all in all Jesus’ teachings overall tell us to love one another, not tell others what to think of others. Tarot cards are merely cards with general meanings attached to the cards that can easily be applied to anyone’s life. It’s all up to the reader to make the connections. I’m not attempting to invalidate anybody else’s experiences with tarot, I’m merely stating how they always seem “to be right”. If I were to pull a card out of my deck now, I could easily it (out of 72 cards) and it would be relevant to my life. However, I do respect anyone’s opinion on the subject. All I ask is that before people try to point fingers and cry “damnable divination” is that they first do a bit of research.

  24. Tina Storey says:

    Hi Meghan

    Good to meet you. Firstly I’d like to say that it isn’t necessary to detail the history of any cards. I knew many people who used the Tarot who wouldn’t have been able to tell us about their origins, they are still doing divination – which is dangerous. People who came for readings generally didn’t ask, so even some readers don’t look into the origins.

    I also knew people who used ordinary playing cards for divination (and I know people who use ordinary playing cards for playing card games too), again there are very few people who go into the origins of any type of cards. If ordinary playing cards are used for divination, again, it is a dangerous practice that they are using them for.

    But it isn’t the cards themselves that are dangerous, it the act of divination which is (as already stated in the previous comments if we go back and read them). As for throwing around Bible quotes and hand picking what suits our own cause, I learned from the bad experience first – I didn’t know any Bible scriptures about this at the time, I just realised something bad was going on. I learned afterwards that there were Bible scriptures warning us about such things, and for those of us who have experienced it first hand, we know beyond doubt that these scriptures are true and very real warnings. So it isn’t ‘cherry picking’ to suit ourselves, we know it to be true because of the experience.

    Those of us Ex Occultists who take the time to write our testimonies and always ‘seem to be right’, remember we have taken the time to write it for a reason; we have experienced the very real dangers of divination and other Occult practices, we want to warn others about it and want them to know the truth about it. We have also discovered that the evil we have opened ourselves up to will flee at the name of Jesus Christ. He is truly alive and He is the only one whom we are able to call upon to deliver us from the forces of darkness. A Christian testimony to the glory of Jesus Christ doesn’t ‘fail’ in anything. God bless+

  25. Lia says:

    Excuse my bad and simple english, i’m trying to use proper english words.

    It is scary to see people try to justify what God clearly already said NO. When I was still a kid, my sister and I played with card (not tarot just gambling card if u know what i mean) we use it for divination and fun. guess what, it became real! It got us hooked for a short time (2 or 3 days) before we realised it’s not good (evil). No one knows about this even our parents, no one told us we shouldn’t do that, but because God is our Lord and He is good, He reminded us it’s bad, we stop because we felt something evil. My sis and I got some after effect from them, I dont remember clearly anymore. My sister is sensitive to that kind of thing.

    Guys, do not compromise, if He said NO then NO. Evil is evil. Throw all of those things. All or nothing. God doesn’t want anything lukewarm. Christian and also a tarot reader? We cant serve two masters. Pray and read the bible. He will reveal it all to you.

    Thanks Tina for your testimony. God bless you all. God loves you.

    • mika11 says:

      may i know what “after effects” are you talking about? it’s very vague and not so convincing..i’m courious

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  27. Hi Nancy, regarding seeing a black shadow that is negative & has been following you since you used cards, can I suggest the following? When using the cards have you ever challenged them in Christ’s Name? Whether an entity feels negative, or even if it’s energies ‘feel’ as if it’s full of peace & love, please still challenge it. Here’s an article I wrote that might be useful in conducting such a challenge. http://yourspiritualquest.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/test-the-spirits-angels-all-that-glitters-is-not-gold/ Also, if you need help banishing it from your home, pls contact my friend Michael Cummins, he has 15 years experience in doing this, he cleanse ‘haunted homes’ too. His details are also on my blog, see above link & type his name in the search. God bless you. Laura.

  28. poi says:

    hi i keep getting my tarrots done for my life as i have somnay unanswered questions. I want to stop as I am a christiam and i know its wrong. However getting my tarot done has become an addiction. what should I do?

    • Marcia says:

      Poi, if you know it is wrong and you are a Christian, you can ask Christ for strength to stop. You can’t do it on your own. So it’s very important to ask for help, and maybe ask for help from a mature Christian friend. Ask this friend to pray for you and perhaps to come over and you can throw the cards away together. I guarantee you that you will regret it if you do not stop, especially since you know it’s wrong. It will affect you in negative ways and damage your Christian walk and faith. God has condemned occult divination, which is what these cards are. You are playing around with something not from God but Christ is more than able to help you stop. Turn to Him.

      • poi says:

        No no I donot have or ever used tarrots cards but I went to a professional reader and astrologer to find out things…I feel bad already and will seek help n prayer. I hope these things donot cause curses…feeling so bad as I love God.

        • Marcia says:

          Yes, seek help in prayer. Going to psychics or card readers/astrologers/mediums can be addictive. No, it will not cause curses – curses in the bible are God’s judgment on sin. But since this is an addiction, that is an issue that is sort of like a curse, but you brought it on yourself. Occult practices can have holds on people (or seeing people who practice them) so you need supernatural help from Christ. I would also advise you to read your Bible every day and even to memorize some Scriptures to help overcome this.

  29. Jesus! says:

    For all of you Christians who are replying to the tarot card lovers and sinful people who are challenging your beliefs, just stop responding to them because you are only letting their evil familiar spirits get a chance to get closer to you. If you believed all that you do then you would be smart enough to know this.

    • Marcia says:

      Actually, replying to people does not necessarily draw evil spirits and as a Christian, I am not to fear them. Nothing in the Bible tells Christians to be afraid of Satan or evil spirits, only to be vigilant, prudent, and discerning. James 4:7 says: ” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Submitting to God is the key. When Christians are trusting God they have nothing to fear. Besides, Jesus has power over all powers, rulers, and authorities, both in heaven and on earth.

  30. Jesus! says:

    Let Sam be Sam. Remember that you were also once ‘Sam’ Pray for your enemies.

  31. mahdieh says:

    what an amazing story and it is true as it happens to me. I am still doing witchcraft only healing and protection from evil spells and i wonder if that is still bad and its still evil ?? I use star shaped pentacle and i wonder if that is still evil just because on web said that star shaped pentacle is symbol of christian representing 5 wounds of jesus until throughout the thousands of years the symbol changed into cross as people thought its evil. Help please i am christian but i am also being pulled by doing good spells !!!

    • Marcia says:

      Mahdieh, there is no such thing as a good spell. Witchcraft and doing spells attract evil spirits to you and keep you from knowing God. Even if the pentacle was once used to represent the wounds of Christ, now you are using it in connection with witchcraft but what is really dangerous is the witchcraft, not the symbol. The most important message from God is not a hidden one, but the message brought by the Messiah, the Son of God, who came to pay the penalty for sins and give eternal life to those who believe. “”You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life ; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.” John 6:39-40

      • Tina Storey says:

        Hi Mahdieh, I remember when I first became a Christian, at night I had several visions of the Pentacle blazing with fire at the foot of my bed – this was also a time when I was still into the Tarot Cards – even as a Christian. I didn’t even know about this symbol then, I’d never even used it so I don’t know why this happened to me, but I instinctively knew this was the eye of evil. I knew not to look directly at it. I kept praying and thinking about Jesus, eventually I fell to sleep. It didn’t happen again. Now of course I know this symbol is assiciated with witchcraft, and i was right, it brought evil.

  32. carol says:

    I agree with the tarot that it is a divination tool and forbiden by the bible. However, I am confused because there are decks that are not exactly for fortune telling such as dayly positve menssages/ some with short passages of the bible or angel cards that may advice you to do good things (drink more water, spend more time with family, pray..etc), are those also bad???

    • Marcia says:

      It doesn’t matter what the cards look like or if they have Bible passages on them. If you want Bible passages, read the Bible. Choosing a card as though that card’s message is meant for you is still a form of divination. Angels cards are totally New Age and not Christian. Christians do not get their advice or teaching from angels but from the Bible. No one needs a deck of any cards as a source of advice. I hope this answers your question.

      • carol says:

        I know that nowadays we take for granted to have a bible,(withouth thinking too much that initially was very expensive and just a few people had access to it).

        However, would have happened if the Romans had not invented the books and only had invented decks?.According to my reasoning we would have to rely only on decks to read the bible, right?. So, why not to read short passages of the bible using decks?.

        I think that it is likely that some of new age “oracles” may have taken wisdom words from the bible and perhaps as a way of ” marketing” they say that are from angels. Some people may believe 100% that they are communicating with angels, and others may just use to read as a way to read short , key positive messages without really thinking that they are having connection with angels or other entities. Would it be still wrong using those decks in that way????

      • cat says:

        I understand how you feel, however, there are christian church groups around my area who give out little cards with passages from the bible and other well being advice in booklets themselves so they can’t possibly be any different from picking up a full bible

  33. Tina Storey says:

    Hi Carol, nice to meet you. Marcia is absolutely right, choosing a card at random believing it is a message for you is still a form of divination. Any cards which are used in this manner (including Angel Cards) is divination – they’re just using different pictures. The Bible doesn’t tell us to try to contact Angels, we are told to pray to God in the name of Jesus. When we start reading the Bible, and read more of Jesus’ teachings, it is far deeper and more meaningful than what any cards could offer. We find that Jesus is far more fulfilling, we simply don’t need cards when we have the teachings of Jesus to look to. May He bless you. xx

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  35. carol says:

    So far for me it is still a gray line. For example, many people get daily messages in their facebook wall with advices , others will use google “how to be happy ..etc”, and many people follow those advice. Would they also be considered a form of divination ????. In fact, the bible dont mention to trust google of fb’s wall.

    • Marcia says:

      Carol, although I don’t necessarily recommend advice from a Facebook wall, it is coming from people. Consider the source here. When you seek advice using cards or another object. To do so indicates a belief or trust in some kind of hidden message or supernatural being guiding the cards. This is what divination is, and the supernatural being behind the cards is not God or a good angel. It is from the demonic realm.

    • Rev. Keating McFarland says:

      Hello Carol,
      What most people fail to understand is that any form of worship, be it asking god for help, tarot, runes, etc. is, in fact divination. The prefix is from the word divine. So thus, any spiritual interaction where you take knowledge away from it is divination. Please read my comment on this page about the true nature of Tarot if you would like more information.
      Many blessings,
      Rev. Keating McFarland

  36. carol says:

    I believe that companies who sell those cards can “claim that the source are angels etc “, when really the source is another human being .
    On the other hand, people who use them , not necessarily”have to” believe that the source are super natural, but they may use them thinking that reading positive messages is better than read a newspaper.

    • Tina Storey says:

      Hi there Carol, It is always good to be reading your Bible, learning God’s Word – as long as it is not used as an ‘oracle’ – like one is trying to consult some spiritual being for a message or prediction of some sort.

      The people who believe they are communicating with Angels of course need to know that this is Satan’s deception, it is a form of divination, and that they not communicating with Angels at all but demons. People use such cards for divination purposes which again, the Bible warns us about. As it’s already been mentioned the Bible doesn’t tell us to try to contact Angels, but many people don’t know this.

      I’m reminded of the inspirational booklets such as ‘Our Daily Bread’ and ‘Word For Today’ which isn’t used as any sort of ‘oracle’, not used as a ‘prediction’ for the day, not trying to communicate with Angels or anything, it’s just to be reminded of God’s Word, God’s promises as written in the Bible and to be reminded of His love for all of us.

  37. elizabeth says:

    I’m a Christian, but a love situation made me turn to tarot cards, thinking that God would be guiding me through them. I hoped , that BECAUSE I ASKED, He would lead me, through THEM, because after all, the answers are exact and immediate. Praying was not giving me this sure feeling I thought I needed. I have to honestly admit that I wondered if I was being deceived from the beginning,( and the whole time I was consulting them), that my situation would crash and burn, WHICH IT DID, I was also miserable along the way, and the other people involved were making me miserable, in specific ways that particularly hurt me-all my soft spots seemed to be under attack all the time, but I thought it may be something I had to go through to achieve , what I thought would be, my blessed result. Plus, while I was consulting, I would get really pleasantly surprised , therefore inspired , by answers I did not expect, keeping me hoping to an ecstatic degree a lot of the time. Well, I’ve never been more hurt, insulted, humiliated, let down, and downright screwed over in all of my life. Every part of my being, and everything I hold sacred and dear has been attacked and trashed. If I were a weaker person who didn’t already know God, I might consider suicide . I mean this is emotional pain that has made me so sick, it is almost unbearable .But I am a strong person , a Christian. I am not going to the doctor for this, I am going to the alter. I am going to the alter to ask forgiveness and to also ask that the people involved(even though they hurt me to the point of psychological damage) to be released from any influence because of my contacting these evil spirits. One of the people even said he felt this pressure, and strangely, I always felt as if someone else was there, when I was ALONE with this person ! I cared for this person the most, and he hurt me the most, in more ways than anyone ever has. He is a Christian too, but he said horrible things and behaved in horrible ways. I have come to understand that if you pursue these predictions(yes we’ve got the free will) from ungodly sources, that God may just allow the predictions you pursue to come true, which ultimately comes to ruin since it is not His plan for you. So there you are in this endless cycle of pursuing, instead of being in God’s rest of “be anxious for nothing”, like you’re supposed to. So now I have a completely shattered heart. But I’m going to God about it, because He can fix anything and everything. Maybe God will turn things around and heal this situation of mangled relationships(with me, not with each other , interestingly) that resulted in my pursuing this evil thing. I have prayed individually for each person in this group of people to be released from any influence . I truly cared for and loved this one person especially, and actually never felt so deeply for anyone in my entire life, as this. I felt strongly that God had introduced us. My experience is a classic example of what can happen if you stray from WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS. Since you’re reading this, brothers and sisters, please help me pray that my situation be healed, as I’ll be praying for all of you.

    • Marcia says:

      Wow, Elizabeth, what a story and testimony! I have long warned Christians that going into these areas, even in a minor way such as consulting a psychic one time, can bring devastating results and/or a slow drift from God and pull into some false beliefs. Thank you for sharing your story. It is a story that shows not only the dangers of the tarot, but also of the grace of God who preserved you through this so that you are turning back to Him and praying for others. Keep trusting in how God will heal you and restore you; He is faithful even when we are not.

    • lostchild says:

      to elizabeth: your situation seems to be similar to mine. only I did get suicidal.
      I’m praying for my forgiveness and to restore myself. I’ve prayed for you when I read your comment. I truly hope you’re doing better now and also that person who means so much to you. God help us all. take care

  38. mika11 says:

    can someone tell me what divination means for you? you keep talking about that and as i read i realise the problem are not the tarot cards, as they are only a tool for this “Divination” thing…i’m a spiritual person,born with special “gifts” also a christian, but i don’t agree with all the aspects of christianity, since some of them are a little extreme..i’ve been seeing dead people relatives especially, more as a child, and i have dreams of persons dying few days before they do..does that make me evil? no i don’t use anything..i’ve been thinking recently of tarot cards,not sure if they really are of any use, just like the horoscope, but i haven’t buy them or read them…you said medium are evil and occult..if you’re born with that does that make you evil..that’s why i say it’s extremist..not to mention the priest from my church said to a woman (who’s man had drinking problems) that he’s possesed!! really? is this how you do it? i’m a christian too but i don’t go around blaming devil for my bad decisions…i haven’t had any contact with occultism but i’ve been feeling and seeing presence all my life, and iv’e been protected many times from harm, my mom always tells me it’s because i have the same name as archangel Michael (my name is Michaela) not all the presance are evil..i see a medium as a very special person who can be connected to both worlds..how is that evil? it’s a gift and a curse at the same but there’s nothing evil in that so stop saying mediums are evil..it’s not like their choice to see it of not..and that’s not something to be afraid of..even the bible say fear comes from the devil..i belive this soo called “Divination” has something to do with your intentions..if you have good intentions why would something evil come to you even reading some plastic cards? it’s the energy you work with..and if you see shadows or such that doesn’t mean right away you are dealing with a demon..if ordinary people see someone levitating or using telekinesis (witch by the way i had as a kid) they assume right away it’s the devil working because they are afraid of what they can’t understand or explain..so they blame someone! and again no i haven’t activate anything i haven’t contacted anyone, i haven’t read any tarot or stuff…i just have some unusual “gift”! now try to explain that! what would you say first as a devoted christian about me? that i’m a creature of the devil or something like that? noo, i pray alot, yes i belive in God i don’t belive soo much in church..why? cuz it’s manipulated by humans..i also have strong intuition and it’s 100% accurate.. i belive in God as a higher divinity, we are made by God and he gave us the power to heal, and make our own choices, he’s not forcing us to do anything, people are forceful, they what you to belive whatever it’s convinient for them to control you even the church is doing this sometimes! that’s why i don’t trust people to tell me what to do i trust my own intuition, because i know God put a dim of light in every human, IT gave us the resources we need in ourselfs and it’s helping us every time we call it, higher divinity, budda, etc whatever you want to all it..every religion has a part of truth, none of it it’s entirely the absolute religoin! there’s no such thing and you can’t tell me a good kind person who never did harm but didn’t know christianity due to another culture is good to go to hell..it’s one of the things church say and i don’t agree with..i’ve seen religious persons going to church every day, feeling soo superiour and never had mercy or give anyithing to the poor ar speaking bad words…the soul, the energy comes from you, not from your religion! i don’t belive God say not to look inside you, it’s the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard! you must look inside you to see what kind of person you are what are your intentions and feeling, and ask for God to guide you, of the higher divinity how you like to call it! my point is just because you don’t understand sometihing don’t judge it like it’s evil and blame the devil for it..there are demon, bad enery, yes but they come if you summon them, if you invate them in..it’s still up to you in the need why whould you work with and entity you don’t know? anyways stop blaming mediums and calling the witches or devil worshiper, they are not doing any harm, at least the real ones..sure the rest will pretend they invoke dead people to milk the money out of people,as well there are fake profets speaking in the name of God to manipulate people…. real mediums don’t have such selfish intentions, they just happen to see visions or spirits involuntary it’s not their fault and it’s not something to fear about and to be ashamed..also it’s not something you can shut down

  39. Marcia says:

    mika11: Divination is trying to get information by reading a hidden meaning in images, nature, natural objects, mirror/crystal, really any object and/or by using a paranormal “ability” such as psychic powers. Intention does not matter. All divination is wrong and condemned by God. Prophets in the Bible were given direct revelation by God when God wanted them to have it; prophets did not have abilities nor were born with any special “gift” to get information. No one is truly born with occult powers but may experience them quite young. It is Satan’s way to lure one in and the lie that you are born with this or that it’s from God is just that – a deception.

    I don’t think anyone here has called any psychic or witch a devil worshiper. In fact, I just did a word search here and you used the word “devil” more than anyone else. That is a straw man. Don’t make false accusations.

    • mika11 says:

      so you are saying that my visions come from satan..even tho i’m praying to God and i have nothing to do with devil..that’s why i’m saying you guys are delusional…not every supernatural power is from the devil, how do you know it’s not from God? are you soo sure? i feel God and it’s love in my heart every time..i pray every time, i’m helping people all the time..you’re saying this because you don’t understand..you don’t have this ability so you can’t understand what it’s like, i don’t expect you to understand but i don’t want to be judge in a wrong way…back in the time christians used to burn women that they assume to be witches, even if they were doing some herb medicine!! did God commanded them to do so? they did it out of fear, fear put but the devil…you said i said his names too many times..how should i refer to..”the one who shouldn’t be named”? why are you afraid or something? have i made false accusations? no! you prove me that i didn’t…when i was a child i talked with my dead grandparents..back then i didn’t realise they were dead they just appeared to me…my friend also died from cancer and she appeard to me and even rescued me from an accident..i had visions from the future and the image of Jesus appeard in them..and they all camed true..why i see this? i don’t know..i’m not doing any divinations and i don’t ask to see anything..it just happens..and i’m pretty sure they are not from the devil, i don’t see the point of him showing this to me, what profeths had was a “Gift”! don’t be hypocrite…it’s ok to be christian and to have a kind heart, it’s NOT ok to be fanatic…there’s a big difference trust me! you might wanna look into it

      • lostchild says:

        to mika11: Your comment just helped me a little. I was pretty confused here. If you just have the visions for yourself and you don’t try any of that occult stuff, whatever… I don’t think it’s evil, either.
        I agree.
        Jeanne d’ arc wasn’t evil. She was loyal to God and yet she was killed by the christians.
        But I believe it may be also true we shouldn’t seek for divination.
        I mean, if God wants you to predict something, he’ll let you know. If we want to talk to him, we pray, we don’t play cards… that can contact something else. I say this because I’ve made that mistake myself. I was stupid and it didn’t turn alright to me… until today. unfortunately. God forgive me.

        So… I think you have a point. But don’t be upset at those people who are afraid of your opinnion. They’re not afraid of you, they’re afraid of evil and sometimes, when we’re afraid of something, we see it eveywhere, even when it’s not there.

        to everyone else:
        But people, please remember our lord Jesus Christ also said that we would be judged the same way we judge the others. So believe me, I know…! Do not judge people at all! Judging belongs to God, not us.
        And not everything and everyone who doesn’t agree with you is friends with evil.
        We’re humans, no matter how hard we pray, how strict we are, we ALL fail, we ALL sin! What really matters is that we love each other and forgive each other and respect each other no matter how different we are.
        God bless us all. Take care, everyone.

      • WillB says:

        Amen Mika….people seem to not see that as God does not change and is the beginning and the end, the prophets and apostles were also channeling of sort. gifts I do agree.The only thing divination is, is the intent in the persons heart for the need for power or control because they have lacked it in their lives and often have no humility or ability to choose and think for themselves.( knowing the difference between heart and mind is key in this as well…..the thinking that is) I have first hand knowledge of this through my very own christian upbringing and torment there in. All religions bring us to God yet man perverts the paths to control and subjugate free thinking. This also includes the indigenous ways of great spirit and their helpers. That is the religion god gave them.
        Also some need to realize that as god is unchanging, so is the word. and as Jesus spoke in parables….very deep metaphors……so has the father. think deeply, and read with your heart, not our feeble mind. the heart is stronger than the mind.
        And to the rest touting christ to be the only way to god, please tell that to the loving, humble muslim people of earth and every other countless religion. Read your bibles and see what it says about confounding the wise. And may the source of all that is good and true have mercy on all our souls; because you can bet there isn’t one among us who has not failed and that will not continue to do so on this journey of life and spiritual evolution.

        Shall we cast stones no further
        You see, we are all to be different yet love another. Why is it we cannot see this point? Not controlling the flesh as I see it. Seeking power and greed over love and humility.

    • Janie de says:

      in Mika defense, he used the word God more often then Devil.. you didn’t mention that….I also believe as he does..

  40. Marcia says:

    mika11, my point is saying how many times you mentioned the devil was ONLY in response to your statement that we were saying people are devil worshipers, which no one here has said. So why did you say that? It has nothing to do with what anyone here has said.

    We are told by Jesus himself to judge teachings and practices; we do this according to God’s word. Using the cards is occult divination and is forbidden by God throughout the Bible. We are not judging the cards; God already has. In fact, God has judged what is good and evil and that information is in the Bible. This is not about judging people but about practices. I don’t think anyone here has judged a person, only the practice of divination.

  41. lostchild says:

    I guess sometimes we misunderstand each other, however the point here (I suppose) was mostly about the dangers of consulting different forms of ”divination”, more specifically tarot cards.
    I believe ”i ching” and other oracles can influence the same horrible way.
    The one thing I do know by experience is that the article we’re all talking about here makes total sense and I’m glad I found it.
    So, thank you, Tina, for sharing your story with the world, for it has helped. A lot.
    Tarot cards are divination of hell. God has nothing to do with those and I regret the day I even thought about consulting them. When He says not to use these things it’s pretty much the same as saying: ”don’t call me on this number, it’s not my phone, not my number”.
    It’s something else pretending to be Him.
    I think that’s the point. I wish I knew before, not now that could be too late. God forgive me… Take care.

    • Tina Storey says:

      Hi Lostchild

      Thank you for your encouraging comment. You are absolutely right, Tarot Cards and other forms of divination are Occult tools which tie you to evil spirits. It is never too late to turn to God, the Lord wants you to look to HIm and is very forgiving. He loves you so much. May He bless you. xx

  42. Rev. Keating McFarland says:

    Tarot Cards are only a medium for the Divine to speak through you. If you worship evil, that only evil will speak to you. There is nothing evil or sinister about Tarot. I have been a practicing Wiccan for over five years and am an ordained minister of the Wiccan faith as well as a scholar of all religions. I gather that this web page is a very Christian oriented one, so I will go no further in trying to open your minds to the TRUE teachings and ideologies of other religions because, in my experience, that goes over as well as trying to give a cat a bath. Regardless, I do respect your opinions on the matter but urge you to seek better information and counsel if you are reading this to learn about Tarot. May the blessings of the God and Goddess (or whatever deity you so choose to worship) be ever with you,
    Rev. Keating McFarland

  43. Marcia says:

    Rev. McFarland, thank you for your thoughts. But the living God is the only true divine One and He does not speak through Tarot cards, which are used for occult divination. The cards themselves are just cards with images and I am not saying the physical cards are evil. It’s the use of them that goes against God. I was once a professional licensed astrologer (who had many Wiccan clients and friends) and the astrological chart is in some ways like the tarot cards – a medium through which passes knowledge and spirits that are not from God. These spirits can sound very spiritual, wise, and benevolent, but they lead one away from the true God. This is what the Bible calls the “angel of light,” referring to the “evil one,” one of the terms Jesus used for the enemy of God.

    • Rev. Keating McFarland says:

      Thank you for being respectful in your reply. I understand that the Christian faith does not approve of the use of Tarot, I was just trying to add a different opinion to enrich the discussion and advocate for the positive uses for Tarot in other belief systems. As my father would tell me: Blame the Indian, not the arrow (The “Indian” being the person unknowingly worshiping evil, and the “arrow” being the Tarot cards). But as I said, I am not tying in any way to change anyones opinion, merely to add a difference of opinion.
      Many blessings,
      Rev. McFarland

    • katrina stone says:

      Amen to that. Why are people so deceived I wonder.My sister who I have not seen for 25 years,who was brought up in a Christian family,Is now claiming to be a certified Angel card reader.She loves her spiritual journey according to her face book page.She is giving me a hard time over my fathers estate now..Its almost as if I am being spiritually attacked .She is directing a lot of hatred towards me .As I am a born again Christian, we are told we battle against the powers of darkness .It feels that way at this present time. She is very plausible and attractive in many respects. I know sincerely that what she is practicing is the devils work. As a mental trained nurse I have seen the devastation the occult can cause to ones mental health

      • Rev. Keating McFarland says:

        Thank you for your thoughts. I would start by saying that people who do not share your beliefs are not deceived. They just have a different set of ideologies. I am most sorry to hear about the conflict between you and your sister. I hope that a resolution can be reached. As I have sated, I understand that those in the Christian faith consider the use of tarot cards or any involvement in the Occult as evil or devil worship. I can only speak for those of Wiccan faith, but we do not acknowledge the existence of Satan or a devil figure. In the Wiccan Rede (our code of sorts) the most important line that shows how we conduct ourselves and our practice is “An ye harm none, do what ye will.” As for other Occult faiths such as Satanism, (Totally different from Wicca) I can see where some of the ideologies and practices can lead its followers down a darker path in into mental and/ or legal troubles. I am not, nor have I ever been a Satanist, but I am a scholar of religion and have done extensive research on Satanism and other Occult faiths. With your sister, I would not let the difference in spirituality tear you apart. I believe that we must learn to be tolerant of others regardless of their beliefs (This is not the same as approving or liking) because no matter what we believe, we are all humans of this beautiful planet. I would try to find some common interests and try to reunite that family bond.
        Blessings to you,
        Rev. McFarland.

      • lucy Brown says:

        Omg Im am really broken because Ive been seeing pyscics on and off for three years now trying to findout about a guy Ive been dating. I would call almost everyday until one day I heard he had died and was shot. Prior to that I had seen a spirit that disappeared infront of my eyes. Although the things the pyscics predicted was correct non of them predicted his death.

        • Marcia says:

          Hi, Lucy – Dealing with psychics is dangerous spiritually; God is totally against it. If you have not heard the gospel and how are can be forgiven of all your sins, past, present, and future, here it is. God loves you so much that he sent his Son Jesus Christ to live the perfect life and thereby pay the penalty for your sins on the cross. His death satisfied the justice of God, which is death as the penalty for sins. But since Jesus satisfied this justice, those who believe in Him have that penalty paid through Christ. Jesus bodily rose the 3rd day, thus assuring a victory over death (separation from God) for all who trust Him. If you trust in Christ who did this for you, you are forgiven of all your sins and are adopted as a child of God. You become a new person in Christ and have eternal life. I pray if you have not done this that you will consider it. “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty,” John 6:35.

  44. Tina Storey says:

    Hi everyone,

    I think as we have already stated, the cards in themselves are not evil, it’s the practice of Divination which the Bible warns us against. Thank you Marcia, the one true God of the Bible doesn’t speak to us through divination – He warns us against it many times, for good reason.

    Those of us who have been into divination and come out of it give our testimonies for good reason – to give a very clear warning to others who are involved in such activities – this will connect you to spirits which are evil. We have learned the hard way, it isn’t just our opinions, it isn’t just what we choose to believe about them, we have discovered the truth about divination for ourselves. Testimonies abound.

    Nothing against people into other spiritualities, I was a very cheerful and kind Tarot Card Reader, even only did it as a hobby for close family and friends, so never thought it was anything serious. I loved what I did and so did everyone else. But it was the practice I was into which was evil, I didn’t know this at the time, I had no idea – until I tried to stop, then I (like many others) discovered the truth, that I had connected myself to something evil.

    Now of course, we want to tell this truth to others, the practice of divination connects us to evil spirits, they will flee at the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Anything which flees from Christ is of the Antichrist.

  45. Kyashi says:

    I find this very hard to believe. Why you ask? Well, because I for one use Tarot cards. I carry crystals with me wherever I go. I bear the pentagram on my body in the form of metal jewelry.

    When I was a teenager I actually called upon the ‘devil’. “If you’re real, show yourself to me and I will follow you until the day I die. Then my soul will be yours.” Guess what. He never came. That was the day I decided I did not believe in god, because for god to be real, so must the devil be real.

    I believe in our planet and universe, I believe in giving back what I take. I am not a bad person and I do not feel any negative spirits or energies around me. I have called upon the devil and challenged him and offered up my soul in order to decide my faith. I was brought up Christian and I did at one time believe. I knew in my heart that it was all crud at the time that I called upon the ‘devil’. I was proven right and now I follow a path of peace and love. I do not follow any single religion. I take from each what I need and believe in peace and love.

    I do not believe that Tarot cards can connect you to anything evil unless the evil already resides within you.

    • Marcia says:

      Maybe the devil did not appear to you because 1) he didn’t want you to think he was real, which you don’t apparently; or 2) God protected you by not allowing Satan to do anything.

  46. Kyashi says:

    Yeah, somehow I don’t believe either of those are the reason. I have never once seen anything that proves either of them are real. I’ve never even had a reason to second guess it since I made my decision quite a long time ago. But I’m still a good person and I still use Tarot cards. They are not devices of evil.

    • Marcia says:

      Well, that is your choice. Of course, I think it is the wrong one and that you ignore God and his word at your own peril, and ignoring what he has said about divination. Tarot cards will continue to lead you the wrong way.

  47. Kyashi says:

    The tarot cards did not lead me in any way. I came to that conclusion years before I even knew they existed, or that the occult was a thing. I have been led to my conclusion based on lack of evidence for the existence of god.

    And I only posted my opinion because this whole thing is crock! It’s fear mongering. You want people to believe that Tarot cards are evil when they are not! I can’t even begin to see how somebody could think that they are evil. And I’m sorry to anybody who truly believes in this. I ask, when has Wicca ever compelled anybody to kill another person? The golden rule is do unto others what you would want done to you. One of the first rules of magik is to never harm another living being.

    Yet how many wars have been fought in ‘gods name’? How many people have died under the cross? How many people have been turned away because of religious beliefs. Wicca is not evil, and perhaps I shouldn’t even say Wicca. It is all of paganism. Paganism has nothing to do with ‘god’ or ‘satan’. Those things don’t exist. All that does exist is this planet, every living being that lives on the planet, and the universe which gave birth to everything you know and will ever know.

    I wish people would stop trying to put out horror stories about these things.

    • Marcia says:

      Wars fought in God’s name do not mean God endorses them or even that the people fighting them believe in the real God. Actually, more people have died in the regimes of atheists like Pol Pot, Mao Tse-Chung, Stalin, and others. But that’s neither here nor there re the Tarot. The cards themselves are not evil; it is the use of them to seek an answer or guidance that is because that information can only come from one of two places, and it’s not from God. This is not about Wicca, either, just the Tarot and divination.

  48. Kyashi says:

    The article clearly states that she dabbled in paganism, so it is indeed about paganism. And at least Atheists don’t hide behind a god when creating war. They do it because it is just the way it is. Wars happen. People kill things as do other animals. No god or devil makes them do it. And the information that you receive ussig tarot and other forms of divination come from your own energy and the energy of the people of this Earth. (With the exception of things actually meant to contact spirits; ouija boards etc.)

    I am sensing a clear misunderstanding of how these things actually work.

    • Tina Storey says:

      Hi Kyashi

      Good to meet you. Actually my article doesn’t state anything about Paganism, nor Wicca, and I certainly didn’t dabble in such. It is purely a description of what happened to me, and how I discovered the truth about divination – and that spirits are very real beings and flee at the name of Jesus.

      Again as already stated, the cards themselves are not evil. The Bible warns us about divination – for good reason – however we choose to do that divination. God forbids us to do it and there are many of us who have discovered first hand the reason why.

      I think it must also be said that none of us are on this website to scaremonger. We’re here to give a true witness of what the living Lord Jesus Christ has done for us, and to warn other people of the dangers we have encountered.

      May I ask why you carry crystals with you wherever you go? And could I also ask why you feel you need to have a Pentagram on you in the form of jewellery?

      • Kyashi says:

        Paganism is a part of the occult. You took part in occultic practices.

        You are in fact fear mongering. You are telling fearful stories in the hopes to deter somebody from what you believe but cannot prove is evil.

        “Spirits” do not flee in the name of Jesus as there is no such thing as Jesus.

        Also in the bible, correct me if I am wrong as I have not read from it in a few years, god forbids black magic. White magic was not forbidden. Wtf else would you call the magic “god” supposedly does?

        I carry crystals on me to amplify things, or to lessen other things, I am an empathy, I wear certain crystals to protect myself from others energies, and quatrz to amplify those crystals. When I am sick I chose a different crystal with different metaphysical properties. I wear the pentagram as a symbol of my beliefs, but also as a reminder that everything is connected. The spirit, the earth, air, water and fire are all in unison. I also hold that or a crystal in my hand when I meditate.

        • Marcia says:

          Hello, Kayshi,
          The Bible forbids all occult magic. For God, there is no such thing as black or white magic because occult actions, including any form of magic, draw on power from and honor the dark side, and is not from God. I used to have crystals and would envision white light for protection. However, there is no healing or protective power in stones, crystals or other objects. Putting trust in nature and/or some kind of energy or power instead of the Creator is serious and will only reap harmful consequences. I truly hope you reconsider your view. The occult is merely a mask for a very evil source. Jesus is alive now and does care about you.

        • erinn says:

          Kyashit… i wanted to compliment you on your writing skills. I have a question…
          If you do not believe in Jesus why do you type his name with an uppercase J ?
          I also have a prophetic word for you, you do have a mighty call on your life. And your testimony will help hundreds come to Christ. I Pray for wisdom understanding and for Jesus to come to you in a vision or a dream within the next few months. Get ready, the atmosphere is about to shift! (Jeremiah1:5) before you were born He set you apart.
          God Bless You on this new journey.
          (Deuteronomy 18:9-13)
          9When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
          10There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
          11Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
          12For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
          13Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God

  49. genevive says:

    Hi tina. I bought my own tarot card. Just today. And i was searching though the net the do and donts in using this and if it is safe or dangerous. And then i found this post of yours. I haven’t started blessing my card but i honestly had touched it but i still haven’t shuffled it.. but the i had pick 2 cards and search for its meaning but i dint use any kind of reader like ashley’s reading or past present something like that. I just did pick 2 and see what it is.. and i’m afraid that if i get rid of it NOW. Something might happen.. i haven’t felt anything yet.. please HELP ME

    • Kyashi says:

      You say you aren’t fear mongering but here is a person who had a healthy curiosity and now has read your article and is afraid simply because they touched a deck of cards and want to get rid of it after reading your article. This person hasn’t even had a chance to find out for themselves. This is exactly what I am talking about.

      To Genevieve, if you are interested then do what you feel in your heart is right. Tarot is not evil and it does not connect you to spirits. It simply amplifies the energies around you so if you or another person has negative intents, that is the only way for terrible things to take place. Do not listen to others if it goes against what you want or what you feel is right. You are not a sheep, but a wonderful and intelligent person.

      Being as you have not even shuffled the deck, you have not crossed energies with it. Give it away or burry them. Set them in a box and put them away. Get a refund for them. Do what you feel you need to, but I promise you that no harm will come to you should you decide to rid yourself of them. I have rid myself of decks I did not like and I also quit reading for years and have never experienced a single thing because of it. They are harmless paper and ink. The power they have is the power you give them. Always remember that you are in charge.

      • Tina Storey says:

        Hi Kyashi

        There are many practices which come under the umbrella of the Occult (including the Ouija Board which I was never involved in), my testimony clearly focusses on divination by use of the Tarot Cards.

        I think if you were to read the testimonies featured on this website, they are all to the glory of Jesus Christ. So rather than fear mongering, we write about the reassurance that Jesus is above all, there is no fear in Him, whatever evil we open ourselves up to is not to be feared as Jesus is greater than anything evil, and we can be reassured that we can turn to Him:

        2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

        Both white magic and black magic come from the same source – Hell and the devil. The Bible clearly tells us not to get involved in such things, they are an abomination to the one true God. They are both counterfeits for the real thing – a relationship with Jesus Christ, wherein lies divine authority over Satan and his legions of the demonic. In Christ are blessings for your life, and the power of prayer, founded on faith in God.

        With Jesus we have no need of crystals, pentagrams, or any such objects. Jesus is above all these things which can do nothing for us. We have no power to manipulate energies, neither do such objects.

      • linda says:

        Kayshi…you are absolutely right…the power is the power given by the user, not the other way around.

        • WillB says:

          I also concur Kyashi and linda, this goes for faith in christ as well. Christianity was there because others souls/ spirits were sick and they refuse to look into themselves for that cure that the divine has put in us all. that does include all that nature has to offer my dear people, because it too is part of the creation.

    • Tina Storey says:

      Hi Genevieve

      Nice to meet you and thank you for your reply to my testimony. We write our testimonies because of the truth we have discovered and we now wish to warn others of such dangerous practices. We also write to reassure others of the living Christ, who loves you with an everlasting love, who died on the cross and shed His blood for your salvation, who will be more fulfilling than the false spirituality of the Occult. I would strongly advise you not to get involved with divination, as my own and many other people have learned, it will connect you to evil spirits which are very real beings, and are only out to destroy your life. These beings do not love you and do not mean thebest for you.

      I would destroy the cards before you are tempted to use them any more. I would seek out a local church and go and have a chat to the Minister/Vicar. There will be people who are willing to pray with you about all this and help you to understand and help you on your spiritual journey with the one, true, living, Lord Jesus Christ.

      • WillB says:

        Ok, just be clear. Saying what jesus will do and what the word says does not make you any less sick in the mind as before you got into that form of religion. I am witness of this. with all my heart I needed jesus to help me and perhaps eternally i have been. That did not change my terrible thought patterns that I have to work on. Fear is the evidence in most of this article and where most of these converted theologists are coming from. And no, demons do not flee at the name of jesus. I’ve had to simply walk away from those so obviously possessed in their own delusions of grandeur. And christ did meditate. Let this be clear.

        • Tina Storey says:

          Hi Will, good to meet you. Spirits (demons) are very real entities and have a will and an intelligence. Many people have realised that at the name of Jesus they drop their masks to reveal their true identities – which is evil. Jesus speaks of these spirits many times in the Bible and some people are called to do this type of Ministry (Deliverance Ministry) – casting out spirits in the name of Jesus.

          The Exorcist I visited to renounce my involvement in the Occult sat with us and spoke of his experiences with spirits, and his work of freeing people from them in the name of Jesus Christ. He had been in this Ministry for 80 years so had a lot of things to tell us! He told us about one family who had moved into a new home. When they started digging the garden they dug up a Ouija Board. In doing this it brought back the spirits the previous people there had obviously tried to free themselves from. The house became haunted again, and the experiences were terrifying for this family. They called in this Exorcist who freed their house in the name of Jesus Christ. The family were so unsettled by it all that they still couldn’t feel happy about staying in that house any more, and decided to move house again.

          Jesus truly is more powerful than these spirits, and they do indeed flee at the mention of His name. God bless+

    • Marcia says:

      Genevieve, I agree with Tina. I was once a professional astrologer before I knew the true Jesus Christ and I also had Tarot cards. The cards do connect you to spirits; it’s just that card readers (and astrologers, psychics, channelers, mediums, etc.) believe their guides are benevolent. As Tina said, they are not. I urge you to throw out the cards and seek a minister and ask him about Christ.

  50. Kyashi says:

    I cannot believe you people. The only guide is yourself. You hold the power and there is no higher being. It saddens me that so many are afraid to think for themselves.

    • Marcia says:

      Believe me, Kyashi, we are thinking for ourselves and we are not relying on objects or unknown, unnamed powers for protection or guidance, but on the living eternal Christ. I became a Christian rather late in life. I would have said before then that I was thinking for myself but I wasn’t. I was believing in and trusting the occult based powers. I was a New Ager but was an astrologer and also had Tarot cards, crystals, etc. This is not thinking for one’s self but is a reliance on power not from God.

  51. claire armstrong says:

    Have worked as a tarot reader presently afraid of evil attacking my mind since deciding to stop using tarot.Suffering psychotic depression any advice please.I believe in Jesus Christ God and the Bible as a book of truth. I have prayed but feel i am still being mentally controlled by evil and my prayers are not being heard.

    • Marcia says:

      Hello, Claire,
      The fear of stopping something like reading the cards or giving them up is common but this fear is a deception to make you think you can’t stop. What is happening is not unusual for someone who leaves Tarot and turns (or turns back) to Christ. I think you should find a minister or mature Christian who will listen to you and pray with you. Keep praying and choose a book of the Bible and read through it. Philippians or Colossians would be good, also Ephesians. These are fairly short books and I think sitting down and reading one through is good.

      • Tina Storey says:

        Hi Claire

        Marcia is absolutely right, seek out a Minister or Vicar who you can talk to, and there will be Christians who will support you through this time and pray with you. God’s Word is living and active,

        Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

        Remember Jesus fought the Devil with scripture. Keep in the Word, join a good Bible group, trust in the Lord Jesus and He will give you all the protection you need. Evil will flee at the very mention of His name.

  52. Dear Kyashi, can I please share some personal experiences? I used to be a New Ager & Spiritualist until 19 years ago, when my mother’s home became spirit possessed. I became a Christian and since then I help others going thru the same. As part of the ministry, I refer people for help, or if I live near them, I help, eg, often I get enquiries where people’s homes need cleansed of tormenting spirits & one of the reasons this happens is due to them having used Tarot Cards. On my blog, I share the stories of those who have experienced such things & been set free by Jesus Christ. Many thanks, God bless you, Laura.

  53. Dear Claire, I am so sorry to hear this, it’s something I hear a lot from people over the past couple of decades. I agree with Marcia & Tina. I know people who can help, but I’m not sure what country you live in. You can perhaps look at my blog, under the heading Contact & Advice, where you can see people you can contact, including my friend Michael who prays for people over the phone and on his TV show. God bless you, Laura.

  54. Crystal says:

    I am 14 years old and brought Tarot cards from a stationary store before September. I Mainly brought it for fun and did not know what to expect or what it will lead to. Also I used the tarot cards 10 or more times for practice but till this day I still have no idea how to use it properly or if I’m doing it right. I came across this site intrested to know more about Tarot cards, I’m worried if this will happen to me and came to ask if I should get rid of my Tarot cards before I carry on using them?

    • Crystal says:

      I also forgot to mention that I suffer from anxiety and depression and have some family issues but I try my best to be positive (it’s not as bad as it sounds). I have no negative intentions, I simply wanted to know what it will lead to and how my past affected me ect.

      • Marcia says:

        Hello, Crystal,
        I am very glad you came to this page and asked about the Tarot. I strongly urge you to throw the cards away. They will not reveal any information that is helpful and it is likely that it will only increase your depression and anxiety. There is no such thing as doing Tarot “for fun.” That may be your intention but there is no fun in it. Doing these cards only opens the door to interference from bad spirits (fallen angels).

        Are you open to reading the Bible? Some of the Psalms are very comforting. Write back and let us know what you decide and how you are doing. All of us former card readers, spiritualists, astrologers, etc. care about you.

        • Crystal says:

          Thank you for your quick reply since I was urgent to know what I should do. I’m fine with getting rid of my cards but I’m very worried about what it would lead to. Also my friend is a Christian, she wants me to attend church with her and is getting me a bible which I will be receiving in two days.

          • Marcia says:

            Hi, Crystal,
            Don’t worry about what it may lead to since you are getting rid of them. You have not been doing them long enough and you are willing to throw them away. I am very glad your friend is getting a Bible for you, and that you can go to church with her. Don’t worry about this and realize that God loves you.

  55. Tina Storey says:

    HI Crystal, I’m also pleased you came to this site to enquire and learn more about the Tarot. As a former Tarot reader I would strongly advise that you throw the cards away, don’t even be slightly curious about them. Fortune telling connects you to very real spirits who have a will and an intelligence of their own, and they do not love you or any of us.

    I would advise that you go to church with your friend, learn more about Jesus, spend time with supportive Christians who will help you to grow in your faith and your understanding of God’s Word. It will be far more fulfilling than the Tarot Cards. Marcia is right, we all care about you and would love to hear about how you are doing. Much love, Tina x

  56. caroc54 says:

    In helping a friend come to terms with grief, I happened upon Gaz Parker’s site and so to this one. I believe that when we give our lives to Jesus, we are taking up the Cross and all that entails. Living a Christian life is a bed of roses with thorns. In renouncing our former ways (whether they be, as here, occultic, or any form of addiction) we are asking God to cleanse us. Repentance means to turn away from our previous path and follow the path of Jesus and that isn’t easy. The disciples left the security of what they knew to follow a complete stranger into an unknown future. Daily, people do just that because God has revealed himself to them, and the amazing thing is that when He does, those people are under no illusion that what is revealed is the Truth. We may fall off the tracks, but God is always there to scoop us up and place us back on the right path. So, don’t agonise over what will happen if you put yourself in God’s hands, He loves you whatever you do. But, in trusting in Him, we are assured of his forgiveness, love and Grace; not a bad future that!
    Every blessing

  57. Kate says:

    A close friend of mine has become a tarot card student. I am concerned he is being tricked by a counterfeit spirit because that is what I was taught through bible studies. I pray he will be turned off to this when he sees the better way God provides for him.

    • erinn says:

      hello kate, i am praying and believing for your friend to lose interest in all this garbage, and Lord I ask that He earnestly search for You..and find You Abba Father. Amen

  58. You’re all a bunch of scared little cunts.

  59. peonybloomer says:

    I’m not against religions. But what I wonder how religion is any different than tarot cards, or any manner of divination… or truly, anything spiritual. Simply religious people believe in something slightly different. People who are into spiritual things believe in their own God or in themselves, or in divination, in which that reading is provided to them from the universe or from their inner self guiding them. However, there is no difference. They all require some manner of energy to believe in. Tarot cards aren’t negative unless you use them negatively… it’s the same with religion. If you use religion negatively (which let me tell you, has been done so many times in the past. Using religion to justify holy wars, ring any bells, eh?) then it will come out negatively. I don’t condone people worshiping or performing devilish things, which for most using tarot cards, don’t dabble in… Although I do realize saying this, it will all go over your heads and you’ll just explain that since tarot isn’t in the Bible or Word of God, it is not right. Well, the world can’t be boxed into a book. The world isn’t made like that. Our reality as we know it, is not so simple. I agree with what the Bible says, especially concerning human morals. It simply makes no sense to cancel something out because it isn’t taught in the Bible and …. Bah. I’d be a fool to start explaining logically, now. Would be a waste of my time, eh?

  60. peonybloomer says:

    It’s quite surprising to read the comments here. It appears to me you all take things face value. Huh. Have you swell folks ever thought that maybe your religion is also controlled by Satan?

    Aren’t the possibilities endless?

    What if your religion is just a way to control you into submission? Maybe it’s just a way to keep the power out of the hands from the people. Mainly, I’m speaking about organized religion. Usually those who are independent, but also shunned by the “Group”, tend to have an open mind and question everything. As I said before, I’ve nothing against religion. I pray every night. I’ve knowledge of a lot of them. But when it comes to organized religions and the zealous members shouting their dogmatic and judgemental words…

    Yeah. I remember. I was going to go to hell if I didn’t get saved by Jesus. I did get saved by Jesus. Wait… the other group over there said that I didn’t need to be saved by Jesus! Someone said I’d go to hell for using tarots, or that because of my beliefs, I was in the line of fire. Apparently, I’m going to hell everywhere.

    Then… what’s right? What’s wrong? Who’s right? Who’s wrong? God? Did God say he or she was right or wrong? Or was it the person who said God was right or wrong? How do we know that the person who said God was right or wrong was accurate in his or her assessment? What if a demon was talking to them instead? Satan himself?

    Is the Buddhist monk wrong for not believing in a Christian God? Why does it matter what religion the god is? If God is all knowing, and all loving, then God would not discriminate whether or not the person reads the Bible. God doesn’t care what church you go to. Lutheran, Episcopal, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist… does it matter in the grand scheme of things? Does it matter if you fervently read the Bible every night, and remind people that their beliefs are wrong? Please, grab a nice telescope or set of binoculars and look up at the starry night sky. Pray tell me, how “big” you think the church you go to, or religion you go to, is compared to the massive, ever expanding universe.

    God is the universe after all, wouldn’t you say? The universe made us; we are practically the universe. We’re made up of the particles that make up the universe. So then we are God! God is us, and we are God. God is omnipotent, but we all have that piece of omnipotence within us; we simply are such lowly beings that we’ve yet to muster enough intelligence and shed the brutal, primitive behaviour that wraps us.

    Then again, maybe there is no God. God could be the simulation machine, perpetually running trillions of simulations at once. We’re just a dinky little dot in the computer.

    Ah well. Docile little sheep, just follow the narrow, dirt road down there… Don’t look off to the side, now, just follow the little lad up ahead.

    • Marcia says:

      Truth and God are not just what we want to think or believe. There is evidence for the true God: the design of the universe reflects an intelligent Creator, and our conscience reflect that there is absolute right and wrong. Many of us posting here were for many years involved with Tarot, astrology, mediumship, etc., so we are not sheltered Christians or people who always believed in Christ from a young age. The evidence is for God and for Jesus Christ. There is judgment but we can escape the penalty for sin, which is eternal death, through faith in Jesus Christ who, out of love, came to die and pay the penalty for sins.
      ==Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25, 26

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