Said to be "for fun and not for profit", these individual readers learn the practices of the Tarot to foretell the future. There is no scientific proof of anyone actually doing this accurately. Reading tea leaves and a regular deck of playing cards are all moneymaking ways of taking advantage of participants who are willing, weak and very impressionable upon seeking out "help" of this kind. Claiming to teach "students" to read the messages in a cup of tea and how to connect with participants is the worst kind of deception. In addition to taking money from the participant fraudulently, the reader claims to know things about the person or their situation, or even worse, a loved one who has passed that they don't know at all. This can leave the participant disillusioned and trapped.
Participants who seek out these readers and actually take to heart the false doctrines they teach run the risk of actually making decisions in their own lives or the lives of others (their children perhaps) that could negatively impact them for the rest of their lives. As socially acceptable and entertaining as some might find the art of lithomancy, it can leave destruction in its wake!
Admittedly, the doctrines of divination involve imagination when reading. Anything that claims to be absolute can not, at the same time, involve something as relative as imagination. That is just a fact. Those who buy into this type of medium also subscribe to the theories and beliefs that are contradictory to what is common sense. The monthly magazines, newsletters and reviews trying to explain strange phenomena and occurrences convince those "with an open mind seeking to understand the relationship between the known and the unknown" that there is some mythical, magical connection to be found. There is the spirit world and then there is the human world. The two are not meant to coexist. If that were the case, then they would, harmoniously. They don't. Because they're not supposed to. So, before you totally commit to this way of thinking and begin the expensive and ridiculous journey of studying to be a oracle, a fairy, a witch, a Zulu follower or any other outrageous "supernatural" powerful "god" by exercising the art of lithomancy, remember this only takes your "destiny" off the track it was meant to be on...and oh! Wouldn't it make your parent proud?