"It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense." -- James Randi
|Volume 6 Issue 1||January 1998|
Confessions of a Tarot Card Reader
A book excerpt by Lindsay E. Smith and Bruce Walstad
Thomas Dobrowolski is low-key, well-dressed and conservative. He works in one of Chicagos largest banks. Hes definitely not the kind of guy youd expect a woman would chase into a parking lot, begging him to tell the fortune of her pregnant daughter. Yet thats exactly what happened following one session of reading Tarot cards at a neighborhood fair. We interviewed Dobrowolski during a magicians convention in Madison, Wisc., in October 1987.
Q. How did you first get involved in this, Tom?
A. I got a call from an agent asking if I could do Tarot card reading and fortune telling. I said I could, but at that time, I had no experience at all. So when I booked the show, I went to a local magic shop and bought a deck of Tarot cards and a book. This was about a week before the show. I studied for maybe a night, and made notes on how to read the cards on a piece of paper. More