Question for y’all… I liked to write stories. When I was younger, I enjoyed using tarot spreads as random plot generators. This is my character, this is the problem, this is the solution, etc. And then I could connect the dots and come up with a story that fit the elements-- or even a different story that ran off in its own direction, but those elements served as the spark of inspiration. It often made me work with elements that I wouldn’t have normally imagined on my own, or solutions I wouldn’t have puzzled out myself, and so on. Yay-rah, I was happy.
So-- I want to get back into writing. The question I have is, is this technique morally permissible? Are tarot cards intrinsically wrong to own or use? Or is it all about the intent-- if I wanted to structure my life around tarot, that would be wrong, but it’s okay to use as a random story-bones generator?
First of all, I’m familiar enough with the tarot cards to understand completely where you’re coming from. I think it’s an interesting idea, although I have some reservations.
One problem inherent in this is that it might dispose a person to be overly reliant on the cards, even in little ways, such as believing one is incapable of being creative without them. This is turn could lead to further problems, such as simply being predisposed to superstitious ideas. Developing a subtle sympathy or bias towards the occult is never a good idea. Moreover, it can be presumptuous to think this can be used in a way that is perfectly innocent, because your faith is much too strong, and you are not remotely foolish enough to fall prey to this.
Another problem is impossible to state without being blunt: things like this are big neon signs that attract extra demonic influence. Never forget that demons are legalists. While it’s true that you may not have certain intentions while using these cards, your use of them could be seen as an implicit opening of yourself to their influence. Moreover, this ties in with my first objection, because you may very well begin to subconsciously open yourself up to hidden influences for the sake of creating more interesting stories, thus inviting the evil spirit to affect your mind.
I think that, on the level of prudence, the risks outweigh the benefits, and I think you could construct a similar approach to story-board making without relying on occult tools. It’s best not to play with this.
Anyone.one in the exorcism.or deliverance ministry will.tell you.
Just having an occult object in your house, opens doors to demons in the property and in your life.
The images on the cards are images of demons, further opening the influence of the demonic on your house and life.
Most objects created for the occult, have been consecrated to Satan! And cursed with a curse of demonic misfortune on anyone who later owns those objects.
You must burn those cards and splash Holy water on them and on your house.
Say it on confession.
And be safe!!!
There are many other tools you can use nowadays as inspiration for stories.
You could start collecting your favourite images from the Internet and magazines/ comics. Print and cut them all out. Put them into little containers in categories, eg; characters, locations, objects, weather, etc… And make your story up that way
Also you can buy loads of little boxes of story cube generators. It is a little box with six dices.
You roll them all and whatever images that dices show, you must generate a story with those images.
There are also many online story generators now, and possibly even apps,
The ipod or ipad app, “Toontastic”, helps you visually generate images for a story choosing from their characters, locations, objects, and even backing music.