Mohammed Ali - Telling Fortunes By Cards A Symposium Of The Severs And Sibyls And The Romany Gypsies
The art of telling fortunes by cards, known professionally as CARTOMANCY, has been
practiced for centuries.
In our day and generation divination by cards is chiefly employed for amusement and
pastime, for the entertainment of one's self or one's company, or at church fairs, charity
bazars, and the like; but in the days of the ancients it was practiced by prophets and sibyls
as a serious business, and so accepted by all, from king to peasant.
Certainly there were some remarkable coincidences, to call them by no other name, in
the fulfillment of many cartomantic divinations, of which history maintains a record.