Excerpt from "Fortune Telling with Old John's Swamp
while back I received an email from Ron containing the following
deep in the woods where the wild land turns to swamp
and roads are often washed away, there was a small
- women usually - came here when they had serious
questions. It wasn't a place you came to if you weren't
a few people dared to go there just for amusement.
wasn't a place that people told their neighbors that
they were visiting; they'd make up a story about a
sick aunt someplace.
were going to see Old John. No one knew how old he
was. He'd been there when their mothers were young;
some said he'd always been there. That, of course,
wasn't possible, but they said it anyway.
John, for two dollars - big money in those times -
would sit you down at his candle-lit table and take
out just a few old worn cards. It wasn't even a complete
look you straight in the eyes and ask a few questions
as he mixed those cards. Sometimes fortified with
a bit of rum and a cigar, Old John would lay a few
cards out on the table and turn them over, one by
he'd talk about you. Your life. Your wishes. Your
fears. Your nightmares, perhaps. He'd say, "The cards
know… they know you. They know something of your life…
sometimes they tell you what you want to know. Sometimes
they tell you what you need to know."
they really did seem to know! You were usually glad
to hear the messages. You were also glad when it was
time to leave the swamp. Sometimes the cards seemed
to know too much."
begins Ron's latest creation. Personally, I couldn't wait
to read more.
his typically creative style, Ron weaves the tale of Old
John, a backwoods seer based on Ron's own experiences as
a child, and along the way we learn a diabolically clever
system for fortune telling using regular playing cards.
yes and no...
John's cards, as they are described in Ron's book, are
special. In fact, you may already own a deck of cards that
will work perfectly well for Old John's reading system.
Ron recommends a commercially-available deck (the Ultimate
Marked Deck works especially well), but with a little thought
you can probably adapt a number of similar decks to create
your own special set of Swamp Cards.
of course, has modified his cards, and with his additional
suggestions, you'll have something that is definitely unique,
setting you apart from the average readers in your area.
John's Swamp Cards System
beauty of Old John's Swamp Cards System is two-fold:
It's designed for quick card readings (although it
can be used for longer readings as well), using a
limited number of cards, and
You have about as much control over the final reading
as you could ask for -- if you want, you can actually
change one selected card to another that is more desirable!
powerful 49-page ebook clearly explains both the reading
process and how to make your own set of Swamp Cards.
clever as the Swamp Cards themselves are, I think one of
the more important aspects of this manuscript is Old John's
very detailed system for giving impressive readings.
Ron writes, "Old John understood people very well.
He watched generations of them born, grow up, grow old,
and he went to a few funerals over the years. He knew people's
patterns, their strengths, their weaknesses."
certainly is nothing like experience, especially when it
comes to readings, and you are sure to benefit from Old
John's insights as described by Ron. There is no question
that you will be a better reader a year from now, based
on your own experiences, but wouldn't it be great to know
what Old John knew... now?
Fortune Telling with Old John's Swamp Cards, you
will read insights gathered from years of real-world readings,
invaluable for beginning readers and veterans alike, including
how to answer specific questions about event timing (like
"When will I meet this person") and quantities
(like "How much will my new business bring in?").
Ron Martin fans will be familiar with how he and Larry Baukin
first introduced some of these concepts in "Quick
& Commercial Card Readings", and Ron takes
them even further in this ebook.
a partial Table of Contents:
Old John and His Shack
The Swamp Cards
The Invisible Clock
Numbers & Suits
How To Use The Information
The Shape Shifting Cards
The Favorable And Unfavorable Factor
A Few Examples
The Swamp Card Mood!
Some of Old John's Philosophy
highly readable style, Ron explains everything you'll need
to present your own Swamp Cards readings, including how to
age your cards, how to make a "special" deck of
cards even more "special" (including a feature I
haven't seen in any reading system to date), and how to shape
a reading with an exceedingly simple and convincing handling.
with Old John's Swamp Cards are decidedly different,
and as you probably know, sometimes it's that subtle difference
that will make you stand out in the crowd. There's no question
about it -- people will remember a Swamp Cards reading!
And, if you have any interest in the arcane art of bizarre
magick, this is a natural.
a set of Old John's Swamp Cards and the information
contained in the ebook, you too can present some very impressive
readings. You may not move to a shack in the swamp, or take
up cigars, but you may well gain a mysterious reputation
with your Swamp Cards. You can earn very nice part-time
money with the Swamp Cards, giving quick readings - or more,
if you wish.
with every copy of
JOHN'S SWAMP CARDS ebook...
Martin is probably best-known to both clients and readers
as a professional Tarot and palm reader. A few years ago,
a customer of Ron's mentioned her recollection of readings
with playing cards, and this reminded him of his own childhood
Ron bought a couple books on the subject and found that
the books written for the general public consisted mostly
of long, confusing lists of what each card meant. To make
things worse, there didn't seem to be any kind of system
to help the beginner to learn and remember the meanings
of the cards. So Ron wrote a concise 20-page ebook that
teaches a system that is so easy to remember, you'll be
able to do a reading with regular playing cards in no time
Every Skill Level
if you're just starting out, this ebook is a great place
to start. Ron takes you effortlessly from knowing nothing
to sounding like a seasoned pro. However, even as a veteran
reader, I'm always interested in learning what others have
come up with, and it's rare that I'm not able to pick up
something that I can add to my own repertoire.
speaking of skills, the ability to provide readings with
nothing more than a regular deck of playing cards is one
that every professional should master. Talk about impromptu:
with the information in this ebook, you could wake up in
a strange city with nothing but a deck of cards (and hopefully
a respectable set of clothes), and make a decent living.
we'd offer these two ebooks separately ($30 for Fortune
Telling with Old John's Swamp Cards, and $20 for Ron
Martin's Reading System for Playing Cards), but they
go together so well, we thought we'd offer them as a set.
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