Cartomancy is the use of cards of any kind in the engagement of divination. The history of cards as used in divination typically begins with the use of playing cards to achieve an oracular result with some devised system. Thereafter, conventional playing card decks were redefined and presented as oracular sources (e.g. Marseilles) or particular decks were constructed for divination (e.g. Lenormand decks, Etteilla decks, Tarot decks, etc.).
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