Good insights into the state of Lenormand today, as well as Stella’s take on Lenormand in the US.
The following is the second installment of an eight part interview with the Guild founders, Nadia K. Potter, Caitlín Matthews, Björn Meuris, and Stella Waldvogel.
2. Why is Lenormand suddenly so popular?
Nadia: Before the Lenormand took over the cartomantic scene in the United States about 2+ years ago, the predominating divination system was — and largely still is — the Tarot. In my opinion the Tarot community in the US primarily divides into 3 categories of readers:
(1) Intuitives — those that use a very limited set of rules when reading the cards, and basing their interpretation primarily on intuitive insights;
(2) Jungians — readers that approach the Tarot through a prism of psychology, focusing on Jungian theory of archetypes;
(3) Western Hermetics, who read the Tarot based on the magickal precepts of the Golden Dawn and other Western Hermetic lineages (Thelema, etc.).
Although diviners have always moved…
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