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docsteve
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6711071.stm

Saw this, and was reminded of a delightful tale about a Sultan who set his Sufi a challenge to test his wisdom. The Sultan asked him to prepare an object that would make him feel hope and joy, even when he was in the depths of despair and despondency. However, when he was happy and care-free, the object should make him clear of mind to prevent him the Sultan from making feckless 'fair-weather' decisions, and remind him of the serious and often tragic nature of human existence.
The Sufi went away and prepared his task, returning a month later with a gold ring. The Sultan was puzzled, but the Sufi bade him look upon the ring, where there was an inscription. As he read it, he smiled and nodded, giving tacit credit to the wisdom of the Sufi, who had succeeded in his task. The inscription read: "Even this feeling, with time, will pass."

Set up a tarot pack with "The Tower" or "10 Swords" 3rd from top, the "Wheel of fortune" above and finally "The Sun" on top. Cross cut force, and the triple lift to show "Tower" at "the depths of despair". Triple turn over and table "Sun" face down. Reveal it at "happy and care-free". Top change on off beat and table face down. Place a ring on top of the card, and leave until end of tale, picking it up to 'read' the inscription and gesture that the card should be turned over for final reveal.
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Interesting.


Nice story and effect, thanks for sharing Smile
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You sir, Dr. Steve are far too wise and clever !

Thanks for sharing this.
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I hope you don't mind if I use the story and effect! That kind of thing is right up my alley. Thanks!

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The 2008 Bizarre Tell Award Standings:

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The rest of us - 0, but working hard at reading the news for ideas.

Remember: Misery Loves Company!

Thank You Steve for sharing your inspiration!

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