Hope. Happiness. Fulfillment. These are simple things to strive for yet they can be a struggle to attain. Toronto writer Esther Gombor teaches her clients to use ancient divinations to bring clarity to their lives and recognize the powers that show the path to contentment. She took the time talk to us about her book Fortune Telling with Gypsy Cards in the fourth installment of the “Introducing…” blog series.
1) Tell us why you wrote Fortune Telling with Gypsy Cards.
2) What can one hope to achieve from reading your book and learning to use the Gypsy cards?
The book will bring the readers into the mystical world of card reading and divination. They will learn how the cards work and more importantly, what works and what does not work in divination. They will become the educated ones whose expectations of a card reading experience will be firmly rooted in knowing what is possible, and more importantly, what their responsibilities are as clients to make sure that the desired outcome indeed manifest. Naturally, they will also know how to read the cards and will know what and how to word their messages either to themselves or to others who need help.
3) Was there one particular moment in your life when you realized that Gypsy cards were a viable way of reading the future and connect to the invisible?
Yes, in fact, there was. Years ago, I was walking on the streets of Hungary and I saw a poster that advertised a seminar about psychic powers and their application in our daily life. As I had been always attracted to understanding mystical dimensions, I attended the lecture. Here, the lecturer spoke about magical theories, the role of fortune telling cards and other divinatory tools. The systemized presentation of these wonderful things was fascinating to me, and it inspired me to organize all that I had already known about the Gypsy cards.
Suddenly, I had a tool in my hands that went beyond ordinary perception. And since shortly after this a traumatic thing happened in my life that left me with no earthly understanding of the events that surrounded me, it became a powerful tool to connect to the invisible for insight, encouragement and comfort.
I befriended several card readers, and together we managed to penetrate invisible spheres for answers. All that was revealed to us materialized in the end in perfect form and timing.
Now I understand that that period of my time was a turning point in my life: the lecture opened to me a new world that I would equip me to cope with the obstacles that lay ahead. It propelled me to acquire new skills that would help me forecast events with precision and remove myself from the hardships of the physical until I got to my goal.
I see the Divine sequence in all this and have proudly integrated it into my life. This Divine intervention has put me on a completely new path in my life; a path that is truly mine and where I feel the happiest and the most fulfilled.
Since then, through the lives of my clients, I get confirmation every day that the Gypsy cards, when one truly listens to their messages, are indeed a viable way of reading the future and connect to the invisible.
4) You live in Toronto. Do you find that people in modern cities should be especially guided by the cards?
I find that people in big cities even more so should be in touch with their intuitive powers and trust their feelings. In big cities, this is bit of a work as life is fast-paced, emotions and business do not mix, and we are often encouraged to use reason as opposed to intuition. Hence our connection to our intuition and psychic powers are in constant process of erosion. The cards are an excellent tool to reawaken that lost force in all of us: our intuition and connection to our Higher Self. It is an invaluable divinatory tool that puts us all in contact with the most vulnerable and sincere core of ourselves. And knowing what energies the future brings and our role in the process does not hurt either.
5) Does one have to be concerned about possible conflicts with their faith when practicing card reading?
Absolutely not. Although my readings and interpretations are from a Christian angle, what is important to understand is that the cards are a universal tool to communicate with Divine powers. And those Divine powers can be of any faith.
Having said this, there is one thing to keep in mind though: all illustrated fortune telling cards are based on archetypal messages, which are ingrained behavioural patterns relevant to a particular culture. Therefore, it is not so much the faith that one has that matters but rather the cultural background that one was born into. The Gypsy cards have typically 19th century western culture illustrations. Relating to these illustrations and the archetypal behaviour or sentiment they represent is not so much a matter of religious faith as of cultural background.
6) Tell us about the courses you offer in Gypsy card reading.
The courses are very popular. I teach courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. In the courses we learn the basics of symbolic thinking and discipline our brain to respect the confines of the layouts.
The courses are short and to the point. I want my students to practice the art of card reading as soon as possible. We do not linger for years but just right into it in order to awaken our clairvoyant powers at the same time. Strengthening our intuitive powers while learning about the cards is the best way to becoming a good card reader.
Some people say that with the courses I give away unique secrets and increase the competition around me. I say that no two people can read the cards the same way. The courses certainly give a strong foundation, but they don’t give personality. Some clients are attracted to one style, others are attracted to another style. There is room for everyone.
7) What’s next for Esther Gombor? Another book perhaps?
I am currently working on two books at the same time. One is a continuation of the first book. It offers more in-depth analysis of the cards and their role in our lives. It offers numerous sample readings, explores various layers of the cards and also talks about our connection to higher powers. The other is an artistic yet practical approach to the cards. This will be a unique surprise to all card readers around the world.
8) Do you have any parting words of hope for our readers?
Hope dies last, as they say. If the cards indicate that something good will happen, follow their advice and trust it. If they indicate that something negative is on its way, trust their message, follow their advice and avoid the darkness.
Always live in harmony with the energies around you. Don’t outdo them. You may win but at great sacrifices.
Is this a hopeful message? Perhaps not what you have expected, but on the long run, it can save you a lot of trouble. And that is as good as any hope.
The path to hope is before us. Sometimes we just need a roadmap. Thanks to Esther for speaking to us. She can be reached at http://www.gypsyfair.com/.
Richard S. Todd is the author of the critically-praised Raincloud: A Novel and holds talks on the self-publishing experience. He spends his time blogging and working on his next novel, The Orphans of the Creek.
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