Danger of the Tarot Cards
The Tarot Cards – My Future by Tina Storey
Like many non-Christian families, visiting Spiritualists and Fortune
Tellers was our form of Spirituality. We simply didn’t know any better and
nobody taught us otherwise. From being a teenager my mother and I visited
Mediums, Psychics, Crystal Ball and Tarot Card readers. We went to people’s
houses for ‘sittings’ to attempt to contact the dead and receive messages. We
began to attend audiences where one of our favorite Mediums would be
performing. Mum wasn’t as enthralled as I was, and on hearing several Mediums
say to me – ‘You can do what I am doing, one day you’ll be on a platform just
like this’ – it encourages you to develop your ‘gift’. Unlike my mum, I became
more deeply involved in these practices.
What I was most attracted to was the Tarot Cards, I loved the pretty
pictures and wanted to learn more about what they meant. I was more than eager
to go out and buy a pack, along with some instruction books. Then I began to
seek out classes where I could learn properly. I was taught to ‘feel’ the deck
which I was attracted to, and meditate upon them. With the group sitting
silently in a circle, gazing at the scattered cards on the floor, we were
taught to ‘tune into’ a card of our choice and share with everyone what the
card was saying to us. I bought different decks of cards to work with. I loved
I quickly learned how to read them, and started reading for family and
friends, they all thought I was good at it, and came back for more. I even
began to keep a record of their readings on my computer, so that I could print
it out for them for them to look back on when predicted events happened in
their lives. People loved it. To me, this was just a hobby, nothing I took too
seriously, something which I, my friends and family could enjoy. At no time did
I question where the information came from; I simply thought it was I who was
able to interpret the different combinations of cards in different layouts I
used for readings.
So I began to go to development circles. We were taught to concentrate
on ‘tuning into oneself’ by sitting in silence whilst the lights were dimmed
and focusing on our breathing and being calm. This can lead to an altered state
of consciousness, in this state people were able to receive visions,
information and predictions, and we were encouraged to share with the group
what we received. The leading Medium would then make spirit contact and deliver
messages to individuals. We were given exercises to do to develop our
abilities, one of them being partnering someone and sitting in silence opposite
each other to see if we could pick up any vibrations or information regarding
I became enthralled, and went out and bought heaps of different books on
self development, meditations, chakra reading, channeling, etc. I studied them
earnestly, eager to develop.
We began to have ‘sittings’ at our house and invited our favourite
Medium, we would also invite several friends or family members to participate
in the group. And we would tape record our sittings in order to look back on
them as predicted events unfolded. We were hooked! I also began visiting local
Spiritualist meetings where Clairvoyance is carried out, receiving messages
from what we believed to be dead relatives, or having private one to one
I became involved in Holistic and Complementary Therapies, and went to classes
to learn how to practice Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage,
Reiki Healing, Ear Candling and others. I also briefly joined classes to learn
Yoga and Tai Chi. Opening up several Holistic Therapy rooms within salons and
at a local hotel, I had no idea that Holistic Therapies were of a spirituality
in opposition to Christianity. . .
God is love.
And yet at around this time I remember going to stay at a friend’s flat
for several nights. One night as I was drifting off to sleep, I became aware of
the most beautiful, pure, perfect love which wiped away all my fears, worries,
anxieties and negativities. It felt totally natural to ‘dwell’ with this love,
I felt that all negative feelings were totally from myself, and were absolutely
not necessary whatsoever. I remember feeling that someone was there in this
love with their arms stretched out wide but slightly forwards, as if to be
offering to hug me, but I couldn’t see a face. I didn’t hear anything, but
‘felt’ the words, “But you’re welcome”, but as if to be asking a question like,
what’s holding you back? . . . The next morning I told my friend, she was
convinced her flat was haunted and didn’t want me to go home! I assumed it must
be my late uncle who had recently passed away.
But what I was particularly attracted to were the Tarot Cards, and very
much took to developing this ‘gift’ and wanted to know all there was to know
about them. So this was the line of the Occult which I most focused upon.
Although there were some happenings which were quite bizarre, I thought it was
fine as no harm came to me whatsoever. Even though I’d read warnings in Occult
books about receiving a bad spirit, I still didn’t think it was dangerous, as
the advice was just to simply ask the spirit to leave, and for a better one to
take its place. Everyone who took part in such activities seemed to come to no
harm at all, so we continued . . .
In 2006 I was invited on an Alpha course to learn about Christianity. I
reluctantly attended, thinking I’m only going for the free cake and coffee! I
even sat near the door so that I could ‘escape’, no way were these ‘religious
nuts’ getting me going to church!! After all, what could these people know
about anything spiritual? – They’d never been to a Séance! . . .
But very soon, the Bible quotes spoke to me. The first one which really
stood out was Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life” – (John 14:6)
– Something struck a chord, and I knew that there was truth in this saying. I
even commented to my friend that this is true! My friend looked at me as if I’d
gone crazy. I started to look forward to our weekly sessions, and couldn’t wait
to hear more Bible quotes and learn about Jesus. I began to realize that these
people were ‘normal’, and very loving. They still welcomed me even though I’d
not felt very friendly towards them when I first arrived. These Christians
seemed full of love and seemed to have a cheerfulness about them, which I
started to want.
I didn’t want to the course to finish, so I attended another one and
went through it all again! It was even better the second time around! I then
began to attend a Methodist church. However, I still had my Tarot Cards, still
thinking there was no harm in them whatsoever. It was when I decided to become
a member of the church, my friend advised me to get rid of them, telling me if
I call myself a Christian and want to give my life to Jesus, I shouldn’t be
dabbling with those things.
I eventually agreed, and decided to get rid of my Tarot Cards, and
decided to give 100% to the God who had already shown me that he IS pure love.
I hadn’t read the Tarot Cards for other people for a few years, but was aware I
still had them at the back of a cupboard. As far as I was concerned I was no
longer into the Occult as I had stopped going to classes, circles, visiting
Mediums, etc. I only occasionally got the cards out just to read for myself now
and then. I also still had all the Occult books I’d bought . . .
Danger of the Tarot Cards
It was after getting rid of the cards that there were several strange
happenings, one of such things was that I began to feel the presence of a
spirit, which kept visiting me for the next three months. I realized the cards
had actually connected me with ‘something’, as I started to feel a presence
which kept coming to me, very often, almost weekly. It came at any time, out
shopping, at work, sitting on a bus, when I was fully awake. I guess it was
because I had finally broken the connection, and it was trying to keep it. I
got used to it being around, I wasn’t frightened at all. I couldn’t determine who
it was, just a definite energy, in physical terms I guess I could describe it
as being aware of a small area of ‘fog’. Although it is impossible to
physically describe the non physical.
There was even a time when it came whilst I was reading my Bible at
home, at this point I still didn’t realize it was evil, and I actually welcomed
it, wondering who it was, as it wasn’t giving me any identity. My welcome made
it become more vibrant. I could feel an increase in its vibration.
It sometimes came to me whilst I was at work. I told the cook about it,
and she was convinced I must have a guardian angel watching over me because it
wasn’t anything frightening. One time I was in a client’s room (I worked in a
care home) and while she was chatting to me I felt it’s presence to be in the
direction of the corridor. I didn’t tell the old dear as I didn’t want to
At first its presence made me feel calm and I became familiar with its
vibration. As the weeks went by, it became stronger, and in its presence I could
feel it’s energy blending more with mine, my body felt quite heavy, I begun to
feel incredibly nauseous when it was around and my mind felt ‘spaced out’.
To describe this spirit as an area of fog, you would think of it as
something separate from yourself. But because it came on an energetic level, it
affected my own energy, and therefore affected how I felt. I realized too that
these spirits can change the way in which they come to you, sometimes it felt
to be an ‘energy’ at a distance and I was able to point at where it was
‘standing’, sometimes I felt it directly blending with me, at other times it
was my mind which seemed to be emphasized.
The final time was the strongest, in August. It was Holy Communion at
the Church. I was in the kitchen filling up the thimbles for the Communion. I
felt its presence very strongly, even though the place was busy, people talking
to me, distractions, I knew ‘something’ was there and nobody else seemed aware
of it. It seemed to strongly touch my mind, the very point at which I think was
strongly emphasized. As I walked to the front of the church to place the
Communion thimbles at the table, there was the familiar feeling of it blending
with me. I sat down, and this was more than being calm – I could hardly move
out of the chair – my body was so very heavy. My mind was extremely ‘spacey’.
Someone came to ask me to serve cups of tea after the service, I immediately
answered “I’d love to”. (Normally I would have hesitated as I am quite a shy
person). But when I answered it felt like it wasn’t quite me controlling my
voice, the words just came, although I was aware that it still sounded like me.
As the service began and everyone started to sing, I felt the presence
beginning to fade. I was also then able to stand and sing, and the presence
quickly faded away. I realized afterwards this was the beginnings of something
wanting to take possession of my faculties. This was the beginnings of
something evil forcing me into trance against my will.
Over the next few weeks, I became frightened and very upset, not knowing
when it was going to come back, obviously wondering how I could get rid of it.
I rang my church Minister and made an appointment to see him, needing help and
not knowing what to do.
But days later I cancelled the appointment as I realized that it had
decided to leave me alone, and it has never been back – thank goodness! Never
having heard of Deliverance, at the time I concluded it was because I was in
the presence of Jesus in that Holy Communion Service and it fled. What more
proof do we need of Jesus saving us!! Jesus said, “For where two or three come
together in my name, there I am with them” – (Mathew 18:20). There was a whole
congregation there singing to him! There was definitely something in the church
that day which got rid of this spirit. That is absolutely AMAZING! Spirits flee
in his presence! AMAZING!
Acts 16:16-18 – And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain
damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters
much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying,
These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of
salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said
to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.
And he came out the same hour.
It was shortly after that time that God placed a lady on my path via an
internet social website who is an Ex Spiritualist. We shared each other’s
stories and I discovered she had found the Lord Jesus several years prior to
our meeting. We have become good friends and she has been a constant support to
me. It was this lady who taught me much about the Deliverance Ministry. I
learned how VITAL it was that I get rid of everything I had which tied me to
the Occult . . .
I remember walking to work in the mornings and taking my Occult books
with me to throw them away in a waste bin at the top of the street, I
eventually got rid of them all. I repeated the Lord’s Prayer under my breath
all the way to work, for many days afterwards.
The Church of England employs at least one Exorcist in every Diocese in
the country. I renounced my involvement with the Occult with the Deliverance
Minister/Exorcist in my area. Knelt before the cross, my head was anointed with
oil. People laid hands on me and prayed as I read aloud my renouncement. To say
sorry to Jesus was very special, and I’m so glad I did this.
‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out Spiritists, for you will be defiled
by them. I am the LORD your God’ . . . Leviticus 19:31
People who are into any form of Occult practices and think it is safe
are usually nice, well-meaning people. They genuinely believe they have a gift
but don’t know they are deceived victims of Satan. You think you are fine, that
there’s nothing to worry about . . . until you try to turn away from it. Then
Satan’s demons will show their true colors, start to harass you and want to
keep a hold on your soul. These spirits are demonic, and want to destroy your life.
I realized what was beginning to happen to me, and how much worse it
could have been. If this spirit had been around any longer, I dare say our
house would have become haunted, and heaven knows what it would have made me
do. I am not just one person who has had bad experiences, it is the truth for
everyone. I have since read other people’s testimonies who were previously
involved in Occult practices, they all discovered the spirits they were
connected to were evil, not our dead relatives at all, and were saved by Jesus
‘And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It
is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of
righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve’. . . 2 Corinthians
11:14 – 15
Anyone who becomes involved in Occult practices WILL connect themselves
to evil entities. You called them up! You’ve called Satan! He will come. I
learned how spirit entities have the ability to reveal or conceal themselves,
to whoever they choose, wherever they choose, whatever you’re doing, whoever
you’re with, at whatever time they choose. It is dangerous!
Jesus is everything I’d been looking for.
I knew Christianity was what I’d been looking for all my life. Jesus
said, “I am the way, the truth and the life”, this struck a chord with me instantly,
how fantastic! Knowing Jesus is far more fulfilling than the false spirituality
of the Occult. Satan can only provide a limited satisfaction, he does not love
you, and is only out to destroy. Jesus brings love. He loves you and wants to
transform your lives, he improves your relationships, he gives you strength to
deal with your struggles in life, he changes the way you see things, he wants a
relationship with you and you begin to see his blessings as you become aware of
him working in your life.
I am now attend a local church. I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever of
the existence of God and totally accept our Lord Jesus Christ as our only hope
and deliverer from demonic spirits.
God has proved to me he exists, that he is more powerful than evil and that
evil spirits flee from him. During church services I have felt that same pure,
perfect love that I felt in my friend’s flat that night, I now know it is my
Lord Jesus Christ – who loved me even whilst I was worshipping Satan. God is an
absolutely pure, powerful, beautiful love with a deep, deep compassion which
totally wipes out all worries, fears and anxieties. I want nothing but God in
every part of my life, to devote my life to God, I live every second of every
day for him, and always will.
God is the protector of our souls.
Praising him here glorifies him in the heavenly realms.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter
to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or
an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits,
or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination
unto the LORD.