Terminology Sample

Arcana - either of the two divisions (the minor arcana and the major arcana) of a pack of tarot cards.

Back on your feet – The ability to come back into a reading after a series of misses.  Have ready standard expressions for set situations.  See Appendix F for stock phrases. 
For example, when a famous TV Psychic experiences repeated failures, he says, "the energy is pulling back" and stops that reading.

Divination - The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.  The attempt to gain insight into a question, the future or a situation by way of a standardized process or ritual outside of normal methods.

ESP (extra sensory perception) – Is the process involving the reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind.

Haptics (Touch) – The non-verbal communication method relating to or based on the sense of touch.

Mirroring – A type of body language where a person mimics the movements of another.  This is evidence of two people getting on really well.  Each person copies the other’s body language, usually subtly.

        Mirroring occurs with:

·         Breathing

·         Gestures

·         Eye movement

·         Leaning towards each other at the same time

·         Crossed or uncrossed legs

·         Speech pattern

·         Arm movement, or no arm movement

·         Emotive energy such as being excited, relaxed, etc.

Note: If you practice this with somebody the key is to be subtle and not be a copycat.  There is a natural rhythm to the process, which is the key.

Non-verbal communications - Is the process of communication using wordless messages.  Messages can be communicated through gestures and touch, by body language or posture, by facial expression or eye contact.

Many more terms are explained in detail in the book.

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