Astrology, tarot cards, palm reading, and rune stones have been part of the seduction community since its conception. In The Game, these topics were referred to as “chick crack” because of people’s insatiable appetite for the unknown. These four styles of fortune telling, and more like them, are all part of a group of disciplines called the esoteric arts.
The primary purpose of the esoteric arts, in regards to seduction, is to help build comfort as well as an emotional connection. Comfort- building routines, such as “The Cube” or “Strawberry Fields,” allow you to build a deep emotional connection with the person you’re interested in. The esoteric arts do the same, with the added benefit of reaching a person spiritually.
Religion, spirituality and the occult have always been powerful social topics. They allow us an escape from the constraints of the material world, and offer us the hope that we are not merely specks of dust in an indifferent universe; spirituality makes us feel like there is something larger out there working in our favor. This is why these systems have been so powerful for so long and why they remain powerful tools today.
The four most popular esoteric arts are astrology, tarot, palm reading, and rune stones. These arts are relatively complex and can seem overwhelming at first glance, but with a few simple tips you can appear as though you’ve been studying any of these arts for years.
Know the History of Your Art
Mentioning a few facts about the roots of your art will add to the perception that you are a master. Many esoteric arts have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, so there is plenty of history to choose from. A master should always know where his art came from.
Develop a Root
Every social artist should have a story that explains how he became interested in an art that most people disregard. The story you come up with could involve a best friend who became interested in astrology, a mother who taught her son to read tarot cards, or an interest in Viking culture that led to learning rune reading. This story helps flesh out the perception that you are truly interested in the esoteric arts, and not just a guy trying to pick up women. Be sure to include some of the art’s history, as well as a personal story that supports your interest in whichever art you’ve chosen.
Learn the Variations
Astrology exists all over the world in many different forms. The same is true for many of the other arts. A pickup artist who practices the esoteric arts will eventually run into women who talk about very specific styles of an art. If you know at least a few facts about the most common variations of the arts, you’re ahead of the game.
Have Personal Experience
Whether you read the stars or read the stones, it’s crucial to have stories about other people whose fortunes you’ve told. Comparing one person to another helps an esoteric artist flesh out the world that he’s created. The best way to obtain this information is by doing as many readings as possible, including your own.
Some Common Variations
Rider-Waite: The famous Rider-Waite deck is one of the most popular tarot decks in the world. The cards contain an immense amount of astrological and occult symbolism and are one of the best decks for any beginner tarot reader.
Thoth: Aleister Crowley, a world famous occultist and influential member of an early 20th century occult group called “the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,” created this deck based on a number of different occult systems. It features symbolism from cultures the world over. The deck has a book of interpretations that accompanies it called The Book of Thoth.
The others: Many other styles of decks exist, from a Lord of the Rings deck to a fairies deck. These alternate sets are used much more like rune stones where each card has a more personal significance rather than a specific meaning.
Western: The first evidence of astrology dates back to 3000 BCE. However, it wasn’t until the Greeks adopted it from the Babylonians that it became what most of us know as astrology today. Western astrology is the most common form of star reading. What you read about in magazines and in newspapers is a small fraction of Western astrology.
Vedic: Vedic astrology comes from India and is referred to as Jyotishi. Several universities in India actually offer degrees in astrology, due to its cultural importance. The Vedic system is similar to Western astrology in many aspects. It shares the same 12 signs that western astrology does (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc.), as well as the same planets (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, etc.). However, the difference is that it’s 28 degrees behind the Western zodiac, meaning that if you are a Scorpio in the Western zodiac, you’d be considered a Libra in Vedic.