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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat Jun 12, 1999  2:14 am
Subject:  Re: ASL Tarot Cards Written In SW

June 11, 1999

Dear SW List:
As you know I posted tarot cards written in SignWriting a few days ago on
this page:

Sample of ASL Tarot Cards Written In SW

I have now added this description to the page, written by Charles Butler:

From: Charles Butler
Reply-To: SignWriting List
Organization: Ecumenicon
To: SignWriting List
Subject: To go with the Tarot cards

The Tarot is an ancient system of divination, used to read the current
patterns in your life, like a good doctor reading symptoms and proposing
a solution. They are not "predictive" but "prescriptive". Humans think
in patterns and having "key words", "pictures", or "themes" helps us to
sort out what is going in our life.

The Sign Tarot has five suits. Feelings, Thoughts, Dreams, Foundations,
and Spirit. The suit pictured below is Thoughts. There are 20 cards,
each with a different action, emotion, or person associated with
"thought". Use them as key words to tell yourself a story and see what
you come up with. This deck is in ASL, and would have to be adjusted
for any other Signed Language.

We compare them to the Navajo "talking blankets" and so call them the
Sign Tarot, a deck of Talking Cards.

For more information, and the rest of the deck, contact Charles Butler


Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


The DAC, Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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