Yes, I said that. I have come to the conclusion that money, in general, really is energy. I know that sounds surprising at first, but we earn money for the energy we expend. In fact, I love the acronym I once heard for money- My Own Natural Energy Yield. It really made a lot of sense to me. So basically, in this post, I want to tell you- don’t waste your money, or energy, on New Thought/New Age products available for sale on Amazon.com.
Why am I saying this? Look, I am a huge fan of Oracle & Tarot cards. I got my first deck over 14 years ago, and they were really my first foray in a very spiritually enlightening and fulfilling world. Now, I easily have over 100 decks. I am actually not proud of that at all; it makes me feel too materialistic considering the fact that I own many decks that I didn’t end up using very much. I am currently working on downsizing and simplifying my collection.
Amazon.com is of course one of the biggest vendors for anything and everything in the world. However, it is a fact that they are the biggest seller of Oracle and Tarot cards. They sell tons of New Age products, like crystals, stones, necklaces, other jewelry, etc. Speaking as someone who has purchased stones, pendants, and TONS of cards from the website, thinking I was saving money; in the long run, I really wasn’t. The quality of the crystals & various stones is absolutely terrible. I recently bought a pendant made of black obsidian (as a form of protection when doing readings). It was so clearly a fake, and when I wore it for the first time, it broke. And to be honest, it looked and felt like it was plastic when I actually held it and examined it. So, just like that, $14 and ENERGY wasted.
However, it is their cards that might even be a bigger issue for me. Yes, of course you can buy plenty of the newer, best-seller decks and it’s just fine. I mean, cards in general have become thinner in the last 10 years, but that’s not Amazon’s fault. However, Amazon also peddles loads of bootlegged decks, and that is where I have SERIOUS problems. Shady manufacturers out of China and Japan bootleg loads of cards from popular authors, and they make their way onto the massive website. It’s terrible, considering that these decks have price tags that are almost just as high as the original, better-quality versions. The bootlegged decks initially appear as mini versions of the originals, but they are tissue thin, the printing is always substandard, and they don’t come with guidebooks. DON’T BUY THESE! They are an absolute waste of energy.
Sometimes, because of the way the pictures appear online, it can be very difficult to tell if you’re even buying a bootlegged deck or not. The #1, most sure-fire way to check to see if you are buying a bad deck, is to look at the company name that is featured on the listing. They’re in gibberish and they appear capitalized, like MVITOSH, VIGUHIZ, MARLIFOS, etc.
STAY AWAY FROM THESE PRODUCTS. I know you might end up spending a little more money, but buy your decks either from the original manufacturers like Hay House, or go to Ebay, honestly. It’s better to spend a few more dollars and to know for sure that you are going to receive a quality product. I also support physically going to the small-business spiritual gift shops in every community around the country. They always sell tons of books and card decks.
If you have any questions about any of this, please write me in the Contact section of the site. NAMASTE!