Sometimes you see articles with instructions on finding a good reader and avoiding frauds. Some of them are quite good. Others are the bottom of the barrel, like this one, which essentially says you should choose a reader by ethnicity. Has anyone seen this? (warning: EXTREMELY offensive content) http://tarottrends.com/content/clear-line-sand
Ms. Gaudet states:“I, myself, own a gypsy costume – sometimes clients require it. When a client requests it, we don’t have much choice.”
If a client asked her to wear blackface, I don’t imagine she’d have a problem with that, either.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, the link is crammed with worse: insane bigotry, race hate, libel, and nazi rhetoric, amid claims that she’s “ethical” because she has “Tarot certifications”. I won’t quote any more here, it’s all in the link if you can read it without puking your lungs out.
It doesn’t take much googling to find tons of scandals and pyramid schemes attached to the Tarot certification racket. From http://www.tarotcertification.org/ :
Certified Apprentice Tarot Reader Examination (CATR)© 50.00
Certified Tarot Reader Examination (CTR)© 50.00
Certified Professional Tarot Reader Examination (CPTR)© 50.00
Certified Tarot Consultant Examination (CTC)© 75.00
Certified Tarot Master Examination (CTM)© 75.00
Certified Tarot Instructor Examination (CTI)© 75.00
Certified Tarot GrandMaster Examination (CTGM)©100.00
At one point, you have to verify that you’ve qualified students for at least 25 certification ranks. Which is a minimum of $50 per rank.
Who’s scamming, again?
Follow the money: what this is, is essentially a cartel discussing how to use sham certifications and standards to destroy business rivals.