Cardology is the simplest and most accurate system of knowledge for self-understanding and transformation currently known to humanity. While Astrology is the study of the movements and positions of celestial objects and their effect on our lives and Numerology reveals the occult significance of numbers and names, Cardology is an ancient calendar for Earth and her inhabitants. It contains a multi-dimensional code for the stories of our lives.
What we are describing is spelled C-A-R-D-O-L-O-G-Y. It is NOT cardiology, a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart. Cardology is also NOT the study of greeting cards or sports trading cards. Cardology is NOT cartomancy (fortune-telling). You do not have to be psychic to use or understand Cardology. Cardology IS the study of the ancient, mystical science of playing cards.
Cardology is truly magical and two-fold as it is in the same field of metaphysical studies, like Astrology and Numerology, that use one's birth date and, yet, at the same time, it can be used as a divinatory tool like tarot, to help foretell the future. No other system of self-understanding can do that.
Most Cardologers (a person who uses Cardology to tell others about their character, review their past and/or to forecast their future) today do not use physical playing cards in their Cardology readings and consultations just as Astrologers do not use actual constellations, planets and stars in their work. Instead, they use apps, books, charts, reports, and computer software to generate highly accurate information about their clients.
Alphabetically, the sacred science of playing cards, fits nicely in the "ology" lineup — Astrology, Cardology and Numerology. It's simple and easy to remember.
Because of the internet, use of unique domain names, and issues with copyrights and trademarks, Cardology is currently known around the world by a multitude of names including: 52 Cards, 52 Keys, 52 Secrets, 52 Cards of the Magi, Ancient Science of the Cards, Astro-Cards, Atlantean Cards, Atlantean Oracle, Birth Card System, Book of Destiny, Card Science, Cards of Destiny, Cards of Illumination, Cards of Truth, Card System, Destiny Cards, Egyptian Tarot, God Clock, Gifts of the Magi, Life Cards, Little Book of Destiny, Little Book of Life, Little Book of the Seven Thunders, Love Cards, Magian Cardology, Magi Cards, Metasymbology, Mystic Card Science, Mystic Quadrate System, Mystic Test Book System, Oracle Cards, Personal Time-Map System, Sacred Cards, Sacred Symbols, Science of the Cards, Solar Cards, Soulmancing, the original Tarot Cards, Tarotology, The Ancient Book of Time, The Book of Life, The Cards, The Cards of Life, etc.
IMAGE SOURCE: "Sacred Symbols of The Ancients" by Edith L. Randall and Florence Evilynn Campbell, MA
Cardology originated in Atlantis and its accuracy speaks for itself. It is fractal-based ancient calendar for Earth and is written in the colors, numbers and symbols. It is an alchemical blending of basic astrological and numerological concepts with the mystical structure of a deck of cards to not only explain the personality and characteristics of everyone in the world, but also provide timely and practical understanding into the events and experiences in our lives. Cardology is so accurate and advanced that it also identifies the 'chemistry' of who we do and don't get along with and why.
For generations on end, people have believed that a sacred text exists that holds a record of everyone's life from birth till death. However, the knowledge of this Book of Destiny had been preserved and kept secret by The Order of the Magi, waiting for the time when mankind was of a higher consciousness. In 1893, the location of the highly revered, sacred book was finally revealed by Olney H. Richmond, the Father of Cardology, and its wisdom is now available for all who are searching for the real meaning of their life.
In Cardology, the positions of the cards are not random or thrown as in psychic reading, although they can certainly be used that way. Each card is derived from specific mathematical calculations derived from one's birthday and current age. It is these cards, their specific placement. like a finely tuned clock or precise calendar, and their meanings, that provide the information about every day of every year of one's entire life.
Each of the 53 (52 + Joker) cards represents a day in the year; therefore for every birthday there is a card that represents our personality and characteristics. This is the mask that we wear, character we play, and the personality we portray, as we play out our lives on the world's stage. When you learn about your cards, you will be amazed at what you discover. A true revelation occurs—like looking in the mirror for the first time.
When we take a closer look and explore the secret symbols of the cards and their true meanings, we first see that there are 52 cards in the deck representing the 52 weeks in a year. The 13 cards in each suit represent the 13 weeks in each season and 13 lunar cycles in a year. The 12 Court Cards—the Jacks, Queens and Kings—represent the 12 solar months in a year.
If we add the face value of each card together, which adds up to 364 and then add the Joker (valued at 1 1/4), their face value add up to 365 1/4, the number of days in a year. The two colors, Red and Black symbolize day and night, positive and negative, yin and yang, male and female. The four suits—Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades—represent the four seasons—Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Is all this merely a coincidence???
Research shows that Los Angeles, California astrologer Jan Eric (aka Jamie Brand Erickson, Joy Erickson) was the first to use this term in 1934 as part of his work "Astro-cardology" and copyrighted it with the Library of Congress on March 31st.
"Astro-cardology by Jan Eric. Los Angeles, Calif. Morenci publishing company, 1934. 96 p. illus. 23"
Jan Eric also advertised "ASTRO-CARDOLOGY" in The Billboard in July 1948 for his "fortune-telling game" for $1.25 per set.
With several books published in the early 1900s, including professional magician Great Ovette's book ODDS and ENDS in CARD-OLOGY published in 1937, it is clear that the word "cardology" belongs to playing cards, not greeting cards, sports trading cards, college flash cards, or even computer smart cards.
In 1941, M.F. Zens published his book, The Cardology of Tomorrow: The First Real Treatise Covering a Radical Departure in Card Magic and a Number of Effects Performed Therewith, about performing magic tricks. Later in 1999, M.F. Chance Wyatt authored his book Cardology: The True Meaninq of the Cards about the meaning of each playing card used in cartomancy.
In 1974, Donalie Fitzgerald, Cardologer and author of Edith Randall's Your Place in the Cards, also used the term "CARDOLOGY" in her book about today's system of Cardology. It can easily be seen on her chart of birth dates and their associated cards on page 16.
In the book Spiritual Concepts for a New Age: Psychic Serenity in the Human Experience published in 2012, author Connie Johnson also used the term "Cardology." On page 259, she wrote, "Cardology is an ancient system that is based on what has evolved into the everyday deck of playing cards. Many believe that this mystical system has its origins thousands of years ago, prior even to the ancient Egyptian dynasties."
Astrologer/Cardologer and International Association of Cardology Founding Member and Historian, lain McLaren-Owens of Astro-Cards, has used the term "Cardology" in his work too. Two of his books published in 2013 are titled Magian Cardology System - Card Chart Tables and Magian Cardology Readings Spreads with Explanatory Text + Cycles Date Tables.
In 2015, Cardologer and International Association of Cardology Founding Member, Stefan G. Meyer PhD of Karma-Seeker.com, published his book, Mysteries of Cardology.
Since then, numerous classes, videos, and websites have embraced "Cardology' as the umbrella term that describes today's study of the ancient, mystical science of playing cards and our brand of divination, transformation and self-understanding. Having one word to convey what this system is was long overdue as there are too many names currently used, making it hard for customers, students and even practitioners to be able to find this information online and offline.
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