The truth is that everyone has psychic powers because they are the ancient means of communication that we used before language was invented.
But part of his inspiration came from cracking open a fortune cookie. The prophecy told him to go east”. As he had already decided to move from Chicago to New York, this put him in a good mood”, he says. Many perfectly rational folk have been found to adjust their behaviour, even in tiny ways, after taking advice from cookies. Mr Hong was struck by how many go to have their fortunes read even as they laugh it all off. Kaplan didn’t know much of anything about tarot at that point, but cut a deal to import a few thousand of the decks—known as the Swiss 1JJ tarot—to sell in the United States. Kaplan targeted large bookstores such as Brentano’s, and was successful enough in his efforts that he began looking for other tarot decks to import. In the meantime, he wrote the first of his many, many books on tarot: Tarot Cards for Fun and Fortune Telling , published in 1970. In 1971 he began to sell a Marseilles-style tarot deck, and wrote a second, more detailed book, Tarot Classic This book delved into the history of tarot, and for the first time Kaplan wrote about Arthur Edward Waite. Soon after, Kaplan negotiated with the British company that held rights to the Rider-Waite deck, which he says wasn’t selling decks at that point. Kaplan wouldn’t import the cards.
Some people prefer to always view cards in the upright position while others interpret upside down cards differently, either with an opposite meaning of the upright version, or a weaker strength of the same meaning.
The Other Side is a term used to describe Heaven or the Afterlife.