Flirting with Fate at Old Beliefs (back to main page)

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There are some old beliefs out there claiming to help people sneak a peek into what Fate has in store for them. Oh, how we love to tempt Fate here at Old Beliefs!

Recent tempting articles shared on Old Beliefs:

Which came first: Tarot or Regular Playing Card decks?
Using the setting that the Tarot deck had been condensed to create a smaller deck, this article shares what changes resulted between the two.
Cards Spiritualized, or, the Soldier's Almanac, Bible, and Prayer Book
A soldier, who is said to been named Richard, attended church with his regiment. During the service instead of pulling out the Bible he instead spread out his deck of playing cards. The clergy thought this act scandalous and demanded Richard to provide an explanation for what he did during the service and inside of the church.
Regular Playing Card Trivia: Seasons and days in a year?
Sharing thoughts about the seasons, days of the week, weeks, and month; or at least how they been associated to a regular deck of playing cards.
Tarot Layout FAQ
Originally compiled, & shared, by David C. Jones, on Usenet in the 1990s.
(Divided onto separate pages, on this Site, versus a single document as originally shared.)
Divination With Dominoes
Using dominoes to see what lies around the corner.
Dominoes Divination Interpretations
Handy reference, or listings, of omens associated with a particular domino if trying your hand at this divination method.

Helpful definitions pertaining to Old Beliefs:

n. 1. The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency. 2. An inspired guess or presentiment. 3. Something that has been divined. di·vina·tory adj.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Ed. © 2000 Houghton Mifflin Co.

folklore or folk lore
n. Tales, legends, or superstitions long current among the people. --Trench.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
n. The unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture.
WordNet ® 1.6; © 1997 Princeton University

n. Unimportant, trifling things or details, especially obscure and useless knowledge. — trivial, adj.
See also: Knowledge
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