A Review of Andy Boroveshengra's Lenormand Thirty Six Cards: Fortune Telling with the Petit Lenormand
With so many Lenormand books coming onto the market, it's hard to know which ones are the best books to read.
Lenormand Thirty Six Cards: Fortune Telling with the Petit Lenormand by Andy Boroveshengra is a great introduction to the petit Lenormand.
Who is Andy Boroveshengra?
Andy Boroveshengra is well-known in the Lenormand community. He has frequently shared his 20 years' of Lenormand experience through his blog and his short-lived Lenormand course.
In Lenormand Thirty Six Cards, Andy again brings his extensive knowledge of Lenormand.
How Andy Boroveshengra brings fortune telling to Lenormand
Not many people are willing to tackle the subject of fortune telling. It's often seen as something frivolous or “out there.”
Those who do tackle fortune-telling often run shady scams calling themselves experts, filling people with empty hopes and promises, while filling their own pockets with money.
Yet, what sets Andy apart is that he acknowledges the truth behind Lenormand – it is a deck for fortune-telling, and an accurate one at that.
While Andy specifies that his book is for beginner and intermediate Lenormand students, advanced readers are likely to learn a thing or two (and more) as well. It isn't a book that you will read just once and put aside. It's a manual you'll refer to time and time again, constantly gaining a new insight or bit of information.
Andy explains Lenormand in a very clear and straightforward manner. His book is filled with practical information, not fluff and filler.
Lenormand Thirty Six Cards explains how reading Lenormand is not the study of a deck, but rather a method for reading a deck of 36 cards.
There is a thorough analysis of card meanings, covering keywords, timing, health, warnings, and various insights Andy has gained from his years of reading professionally.
Spreads (small ones to the Grand Tableau) are explained, along with various reading techniques and examples. The Grand Tableau is broken down step-by-step with illustrations.
What you won't find elsewhere
The real highlight of Lenormand Thirty Six Cards is its coverage of proximity (or distance). Proximity is a Lenormand reading technique where the meanings of the cards alter based on how far they fall from other cards.
Andy clearly explains how to apply proximity to all spreads, whether you're reading a simple 5 card spread or a Grand Tableau.
To my knowledge, this method of reading is not covered in any other English-language Lenormand book currently in print.
Criticisms of Lenormand Thirty Six Cards
It's actually really hard to find anything negative to say about this book. Andy has really raised the bar for what a Lenormand book should be.
Everything is there – daily spreads, yes/no spreads, using playing card insets, knighting, mirroring, how to combine cards…
I don't think Andy left anything out.
He's written a book that makes Lenormand accessible and easy-to-understand.
He deserves kuddos for a job well done!
Note: I did not receive a free copy of this book or other compensation for my review. All opinions are my own. I just want to give Andy the credit he deserves.