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Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien -- or "Paulo" as he is affectionately known -- is our resident I Ching author and the original founder of Tarot.com. He invented the category of divination software back in 1989 by producing the first I Ching program, Synchronicity, which ran on early Macintosh. Subsequently, he produced the Oracle of Changes and Tarot Magic CD-Roms until he took his craft to the web, where he founded I-Ching.com and Tarot.com. Read More »


Ancient Wisdom, Modern Technology

Since I invented the category of divination software in 1989, many people have asked me, "Doesn't using a computer interfere with one's energetic connection to the I Ching? Isn't it better to use the traditional method of Chinese coins or yarrow stalks to derive a hexagram?"  Read More »


Struggling with the Romantic Paradigm

Hi Paulo, I've been in an on-again, off-again relationship with John for about 10 years, sometimes with long periods of time apart (in other relationships). I don't seem to be able to get over him Read More »


The History of the I Ching

The Chinese I Ching, or Book of Changes in English, represents sixty-four archetypes that make up all the possible six-line combinations of yin and yang, called hexagrams. Read More »


The Benefits of Using the I Ching

Recently I was on the AM Northwest TV program here in Portland, Oregon, talking about the benefits of consulting the I Ching to make better decisions. As Chinese New Year approaches, it is a good time to reflect on your life and goals, and the I Ching readings on Tarot.com Read More »


Tarot Luminary Mary K. Greer

A few years ago, I had the privilege of taping an interview with Mary K. Greer -- the creator of Tarot.com's Yes or No Tarot reading, author, teacher and award-winning Tarot expert with almost 50 years of divination experience. She is highly featured at Tarot conferences the world over and is an Arch-Priestess/Hierophant in the prestigious Fellowship of Isis Tarot group. Read More »


I Ching on Economic Troubles

One of my resolutions is to cast the I Ching oracle once a week, to ask the universe for insight on a wide question or concern and share the results. I am using the free I Ching reading feature on tarot.com — http://www.tarot.com/oracle. I decided to ask the Oracle about our dismal economy Read More »


Dalai Lama Lessons

The Dalai Lama recently visited Portland, Ore., for a four-day summit. His entourage stayed in the hotel below the condo where I live. Read More »


The Economics of Happiness

In March I was enjoying a week in Maui with my son, Shane, and grandson, Bryce. How fun it was to help our little 4 1/2 year old learn to swim, and to bodysurf his little body on a boogie board in the small waves on our sheltered beach Read More »


Romance, Parisian Style

On my way to represent the Divination Foundation and Tarot.com at a "Centers Gathering" conference in Findhorn, Scotland -- one of the original spiritual teaching centers -- during this, its 50th anniversary year, I am passing through the city of beauty, art and romance: Paris, France. I love this place. Read More »


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