I do not have a Facebook link for a reason. I do not go onto the popular cartomancy sites and argue my points. I know it is utterly useless in the face of stupidity.
What is the “face of stupidity, ” you ask?
The Cambridge online dictionary defines stupidity as “lacking in thought or intelligence.” Here’s an example:
A person picks up a tool that they do not know how to use. They use it anyway, incorrectly. Someone adept at using that same tool happens to tell them the correct way to use it, and instead of listening, the Face of Stupidity keeps using the tool incorrectly all the while claiming the person who tried to show them was a bully, judgmental, and closed-minded.
The tool was a pen. The person who knew how to use it was telling the Face of Stupidity, “No, you are not supposed to use it for that purpose, you are supposed to write with it- like this.” The Face of Stupidity insisted that his way was fine, he needed no guidance, and the knowledgable person should be more open-minded. So the Face of Stupidity kept shoving the pen up his ass.
This is the state of Lenormand in America. It is a sad and woeful plight, full of ego and ignorance…people who gain their self worth from their intuitive ability insisting that using a tool for something it was never intended for is working just fine for them.
And while anyone can look at a pen and shove it into any orifice they choose, the majority of intelligent, sound-minded people would much rather write with it and take a laxative when they really need it.
As for the intuitives who insist on using a pen as an enema, I say, “Go for it.” Just don’t expect me to think it is very smart or to keep my mouth shut about it. I do not care if someone calls me out on a site and thinks I am a Lennie Nazi. No one is forcing them to log onto my site and they can click away at any moment. I have seen far too much damage done to people who go to a psychic or card reader for advice and walk away feeling worse than when they arrived, or had their money taken by someone who claimed expertise in something they have little knowledge about. I have witnessed people calling well-meaning mediums who, because they thought too much of themselves and failed to take precautions, ended up giving their unsuspecting client something awful to deal with.
Now, everyone explores and learns. I am not talking about learning or even a psychic who is currently learning traditional Lenormand, or any new tool. I am talking about people who are intuitive, who have been told the right way to use the cards, and yet think they can somehow reinvent the wheel or have some fascinating New Age revelations about them. The Universe is watching- charging money for bad advice will come back around to them.
I sit every week in circle of highly gifted mediums that number about 30. Intuitive ability is present in many, many people so I neither think it is extraordinary or it makes me any more “enlightened” than someone who is not. Some intuitives CAN read Lenormand very well! And this gives them an edge.
So keep shoving that pen up your bum if you like.