Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Cup of Destiny

This well packaged tea cup and book, labeled A traditional fortune-teller's cup and saucer plus illustrated book of interpretations, was available for purchase in Barnes & Noble bookstores in 2000. The text copyright belongs to Jane Lyle, the cup and saucer design copyright is Eddison Sadd Editions with Aynsley China Limited 2000.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One is How to Make a Reading, Part Two is Reading the Signs, and Part Three are Sample Readings. The author claims tea leaf reading is whimsical, yet effective. Fascinating, with a blend of mystery and a generous helping of common sense. Deceptively simple, yet utterly magical. Personally, looking at some of the symbols, there is a certain amount of imagination that needs to be utilized in addition to the interpretation.

May you always find fortune in your cup.

1 comment:

Tina Sams said...

I just saw one of those cups for sale (no book though) at a second hand store last week. Thanks for the back story!