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What can keep one so attracted to the gloomy, the morbid, the mysterious, the mortal?

What can keep one so attracted to the gloomy, the morbid, the mysterious, the mortal?
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I assume that, possibly, this attraction of mine might be related to the fact that my childhood was, in most part, spent in social isolation from my peers—mostly due to lingual and cultural barriers, I suppose—after my parents migrated with me to a foreign country when I was 4-years-old. It’s not necessarily so, however. The Freudian Death Drive often comes to mind when I speculate on this question. The question cannot be analysed thoroughly by you without me providing you with further information of this attraction’s manifestation in my life. 😐

Since childhood I’ve been a rather bizarre chap. My earliest memory of such a fascination is from the time when I was 5-years-old. Then I sometimes enjoyed to imitate the Byronic hero, dressing in dark clothing and trying to seem extraordinarily and eccentrically indifferent to everything, and I even remember an attempt to build a coffin for myself, being inspired by Bram Stoker’s story of ‘Count Dracula’; nevertheless, of course that, at that time, no matter how strongly I tried to look emotionless, the childish character always overtook me, hehe. ^_^

By the age of 7, I became literally obsessed with the Christian concept of the devil and the eschatological symbolism of the Apocalypse of John. Later I also got into Norse mythology, religions of the African diaspora and the such, but at that time it was mostly about Christianity; which, unfortunately, didn’t mean to me anything but carving reversed pentagrams and pentacles on wood, signing them with the ‘Number of the Beast’. I remember how my eyes glowed with delight when, still aged 7, in my parent’s bedroom I discovered a tarot card depicting the Devil. I was taken several times to psychologists by my parents because my parents were concerned about the recurring motive of bloodshed and torture in my drawings (although I was excellent at drawing, let me boast). ;-P

With the arrival of puberty I began searching myself in the world, experimenting with such things as sex and drugs. It was not until the age of 12 that I awoke with the realisation of the futility of all human endeavour. It triggered that which I would define as an existential crisis, manifesting brightly for a period of about a year or so (including suicidal thoughts, mind you). At that time I took an atheistic, anti-Christian position, also adopting an Epicurean or LaVeyan kind of hedonism. A year later, though, I tried living my life for some time as a religious theist after being initiated into my father’s Hassidic Judaism. “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2) :-\

If you’re wondering where I am now, I’m 16-years-old and currently residing in Ukraine with my grandmother—fascinated with various philosophies and religions such as Thelema, spiritually oriented as agnostic, nihilistic, hedonistic, pragmatic, mystic—consciously bisexual, not very social but not isolated either—an aesthetic appreciation of the introverted sides of life, albeit without rejection of the extroverted pleasures it offers—hoping to use appropriately the time left for me upon this earth. o_o

Curiously, this attraction—fascination, interest, drive, call it as you will—has undoubtedly influenced my personality in many aspects; for example, my tastes in clothing, music, literature and film. As a retrophile, I admire Gothic architecture for its beauty and grandiosity, for its sense of mystery and a vibe of aristocratic arrogance. My favourite deity is, perhaps, Loki or Dhumavati or Maržanna, the last being the goddess of death in my native pantheon, although I do have ‘brighter’ deities in my favourites. I like pale skin and, on some people, even dark circles underneath their eyes. Obviously, my favourite bird is the raven (yeah, like in that Allan Poe poem), and I’m considering to adopt a black cat, naming it ‘Lucifer’ (humorously, I got the idea from the 1950 Cinderella film). I don’t like exposure to sunshine, so summer is definitely not my favourite season; that title is taken by autumn. Aye, how glorious is she, the fair maiden Autumn, the season of Nature’s moribund! =D

What doth it mean?
@Abomination of Desolation, I replied to you in my duplicate post hereof. Contact me if you would like to continue the discussion.


Let me put forth an assumption concerning the stance of the supernatural or the paranormal in this sketch. The supernatural represents the unknown, which is represented by unconsciousness or oblivion, which is represented by death; it might be thus linked to ‘Todestrieb’, the death drive. I can see the connexion. Howbeit, I surely have no intentions to repress my attraction to things of this kind: even if the attraction is indeed related to an unhealthy morbidity, it is almost certainly a symptom, not a cause—a symptom of, perhaps, an unreserved flaw. I’m not stressed about this, and I have other plans for now. Farewell! and have fun.
@~Scorpios Rule~, @Mooseseatto suspended,

See the above.

Suggestion by Mooseseatto suspended
I’d guess it’s the mystery of that stuff that attracts you.

Suggestion by ~Scorpios Rule~
id guess its the not knowing of an outcome that excites you, it gives you something to explore, uppose to when you were younger you had no choice in what was going to happen!

Suggestion by gldjns
You are undoubtedly very intellectual. You also have a great perception of things morbid and supernatural. It is not stemmed from negativity, but curiosity about the world of which we know very little, and the fascination of that world. It’s too bad that the supernatural had been given some bad connotation because it is in direct opposition of what the Bible teaches; good conquering evil.

I suggest you continue to explore all the avenues of that world, and to be able to speak intellectually about it. You have the makings of a great speaker or author of the subject, if indeed you aren’t one already! And if people call you the prodigy of the underworld, just flash your fangs at them. Only kidding. Good luck!

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I keep getting 7 of wands in tarot reading?

I keep getting 7 of wands in tarot reading?
What does this tell me? I’m relatively new to tarot, and not sure what it means that I continue to get this card.

Suggestion by Auroch
Gosh – that’s 7 levels of meaningless.

Suggestion by Mark IX
Oh My God! What you have there is what we in saneland call a coincidence.

Suggestion by cactus p
You are probably going to die.

Edit: You Are Definitely going to in two days to two years; live it up while you can.

What is my future with my bf? Tarot reading help please?
Three card reading using Hanson-Roberts tarot deck. This spread has no positions, it’s kind of like a freestyle reading. I need your input and help to interpret these, thanks.

The Magician – The Lovers – 7 of Cups reversed
I’m already fat and ugly

Suggestion by AMNeSia
YOU MOTHERF.CKING B|TCH!!! Future is not sure, so stop predicting the unpredictable. Stop wasting time!

Suggestion by Alan Turing
You will get married, have seven children and then he will leave you for a younger woman when you are in your thirties and are fat and ugly.

Suggestion by Howard Edwards
Your boyfriend will leave you for someone more rational.

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What would be a tarot reading that appears bad, but is actually harmless?
I suppose the death card would be one of them… Maybe the fool.

I’d prefer major arcana cards, but the suit of swords would work too, being that swords can appear rather… likely to impale you.
Oh, I know that.

I want cards that sound like they have intimidating names. E.G death.

I know they’re harmless. I have to make a mini-movie for a class I’m taking, I want to lay down 3 cards or whatever, have them look frightening to mislead the viewer, before it’s revealed they aren’t negative in anyway. You understand?

Suggestion by SadharaSatguru

Nothing about the Tarot is bad.

What is seen as positive/beneficial or negative/harmful is down to a mix of the question/layout/other cards/position cards are in. & of course the reader’s interpretation of the cards.

Death is a card of transition, so what the transition is & how it is received by the individual will determine what type it is, the Fool is new beginnings, being brave, jumping in.

All 78 cards are positive.


Why do these tarot cards keep coming up?

Why do these tarot cards keep coming up?
Whenever recently I ask something about my ex, Tue page d pentacles and the moon comes up.. I don’t understand, what does this mean exactly ?

Thankyou for your time.

What is the Muslim/Islamic position on things like tarot cards, magic, etc?
What is the specific Islamic stance concerning things like ouija boards, palm reading, consulting shamans,etc?
Are you like christians and jews that absolutely hate it? what does the quran say?
I am curious.

Suggestion by ~*Ω☻Resist☺Ω*~
it’s not even hate, it’s total. it’s Shirk and we cannot touch those things, it would mean disbelief in God.

they are fake and stupid anyway…


Suggestion by Curiously_Undercover
its BS – and its stating that people or stupid man made crap can tell only what God knows.

Muslims believe its HARAM (sinful) to even look into all this BS.


Islam condemns magic- even what is called the horoscope or luck or reading one’s palm to foretell the future is also prohibited in Islam. This is based on the belief that no one knows the future or the unseen except God almighty. That is why the Quran asserts that even Muhammad does not know the unseen. Concerning this, it says:

“If I had the knowledge of the unseen, I should have secured abundance for myself, and no evil would have touched me” (7:188).


Suggestion by Envoy of Islam
There are among mankind people who claim knowledge of the unseen and the future. They are known by various names, among which are: fortune-tellers, soothsayers, foreseers, augurs, magicians, prognosticators, oracles, astrologers, palmists, etc. Fortune-tellers use various methods and mediums from which they claim to extract their information, among which are: reading tea-leaves, drawing lines, writing numbers, palm-reading, casting horoscopes, crystal ball gazing, rattling bones, throwing sticks, etc. Practitioners of occult arts, who claim to reveal the unseen and predict the future, can be divided into two main categories:

1. Those who have no real knowledge or secrets but depend on telling their customers about general incidences which happen to most people. They often go through a series of meaningless rituals, and then make calculated general guesses. Some of their guesses, due to their generality, may come true. Most people tend to remember the few predictions that come true and quickly forget the many which do not. This tendency is a result of the fact that after some time, all the predictions tend to become half-forgotten thoughts in the subconscious until something happens to trigger their recall. For example, it has become common practice in North America to publish, at the beginning of each year, the various predictions of famous fortune-tellers. When a survey was taken of the various predictions for the year 1980CE, it was found that the most accurate fortune-teller among them was only twenty-four percent (24%) accurate in her predictions!

2. The second group are those who have made contact with the Jinn. This group is of most importance because it usually involves the grave sin of Shirk (associating others with Allaah), and those involved often tend to be fairly accurate in their information and thus present a real Fitnah (trial and temptation) for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Not only is the practice of astrology Haraam (forbidden by Islamic Law), but so are visiting an astrologist and listening to his predictions, buying books on astrology and reading one’s horoscope. Since astrology is mainly used for predicting the future, those who practice it are considered fortune-tellers. Consequently, one who seeks his horoscope comes under the ruling contained in the Prophet’s statement: “The daily prayers of whoever approaches a fortune-teller and asks him about anything will not be accepted for forty days and nights.” [Muslim]

The punishment in this Hadeeth is simply for approaching and asking the astrologist, even if one is in doubt about the truth of his statements. When one is in doubt about the truth or falsehood of astrological information, this entails that he is in doubt about whether or not others know the unseen and the future besides Allaah. This is a form of Shirk, because Allaah has clearly stated (what means): “And with Him [i.e., Allaah] are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him.” [Quran 6:59] As well as (what means): “Say (O Muhammad): ‘None in the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allaah…'” [Quran: 27:65]

If, however, one believes in the predictions of their horoscopes, whether spoken by an astrologist or written in books of astrology, he falls directly into Kufr (disbelief) as stated by the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ): “Whoever approaches an oracle or fortune-teller and believes in what he says, has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad.” [Ahmad & Abu Daawood]

Like the previous narration, this one literally refers to the fortune-teller and it is just as applicable to the astrologist. Both claim knowledge of the future. The astrologist’s claim is just as opposed to Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) as the ordinary fortune-teller. He claims that people’s personalities are determined by the stars, and their future actions and the events of their lives are written in the stars. The ordinary fortune-teller claims that the formation of tea leaves at the bottom of a cup, or lines in a palm, tell him the same thing. In both cases, individuals claim the ability to read in the physical formation of created objects, knowledge of the unseen.

Belief in astrology and the casting of horoscopes are in clear opposition to the letter and spirit of Islam. It is really the empty soul, which has not tasted real Eemaan (belief) that seeks out these paths. Essentially these paths represent a vain attempt to escape Qadar (fate).

These ignorant believe that if they know what is in store for them tomorrow, they can prepare from today. In that way, they may avoid the bad and ensure the good. Yet, Allaah’s Messenger sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) was told by Allaah to say (what means): “…If I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a warner and a bringer of glad tidings to a people who believe.” [Quran 7:188]

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