are the Expanded Rules as found in the Instruction Book, which
comes free with every deck of Konxari Cards. In addition,
the Instruction Book has Quick Rules, complete Card Index,
Symbol Charts, Color Keys, and more.
not play Konxari Cards alone. There are many reasons for this,
but in general the supernatural should never be taken lightly
and each step must proceed with caution. Also, in case an
overwhelming connection is made, one where visions from the
other side actually materialize, you certainly want witnesses.
a location one suspects is haunted, or a place one feels comfortable
trying to contact the deceased. Utilizing a place where odd
noises have been heard or other curious phenomenon has been
observed can make a stronger connection with the cards. Of
course, 'blind readings' can often provide interesting results
as well. A tabletop is recommended, but floor space is fine.
Approximately 20 inches diameter of flat space is needed,
though more space may make for a more comfortable reading.
Konxari readings are done at night, under candlelight. Most
professional ghost hunters or those who work with the paranormal
have a "lights out" rule, as most supernatural activity
occurs during peak night hours.
person is the 'reader', who plays, reads, and interprets the
cards. This person is considered to be in charge, as they
are channeling messages from the other side.
else is an observer, though their presence can be just as,
if not more important to the reading. It's often that observers
find a synchronicity with the events, people, or messages
from the other side.
observers are encouraged to utilize tools for recording and
documenting any paranormal phenomenon during the reading.
This includes (but is not limited to) audio, video, and photographic
recording as well as monitoring thermal and electromagnetic
cards. Unlike some forms of tarot, where you always want card
faces in the same direction, Konxari Cards can and should
be completely shuffled. As long as the faces stay down, they
can spin and rotate in any way comfortable to you.
out 12 cards, face down, into the diagram as seen below. Make
sure the angles of the cards are precise to the diagram, as
they may indicate certain directions like a compass when flipped.
Set the rest of the cards into a stack, face-down in the left-hand
Retrieve the far north, south, east and west cards (numbers
5, 7, 9 and 11) and discard them back to the bottom of of
the stack (13) as seen below. Do not look at these four card
faces. Why exactly these are discarded is a mystery, but has
been part of the Konxari tradition since its inception. It
is said that these cards are retrieved out of respect for
the dead, and are not meant to be read by the living. Even
after a reading is finished, do not look at these cards. Shuffle
them back into the deck.
to slowly flip over the cards one by one with the new order
you have as seen below. When flipping each card, keep it in
place so that the angle keeps the same shape of the diagrams.
In terms of how you flip the card (horizontal or vertical),
let it be a natural gesture from where you are sitting.
As you flip each card, try to interpret what the overall message
is. Not only does each card represent something individually,
but you may see some connections between cards that complete
of the more common methods for Konxari reading is to ask "Who,
What, Where, When, Why, How, The Problem, and The Solution"
of the eight cards. These questions can be asked in the order
the cards are flipped, but is not strictly adhered to that.
It is recommended to flip all the cards first and analyze
them all before trying to decipher specific connections.
As in, "Who am I speaking with?" This card may or
may not be a character card, but the answer to who you are
connecting to. For example, if a particular card is "Hiding",
that may tell you that this spirit is not comfortable with
revealing their identity just yet. Also, the letters in the
right-hand corner could spell initials or even a full name.
Remember, even if the first card doesn't make sense as to
"who" this is, the 8 displayed cards are meant to
be assessed as a whole.
As in, "What are you trying to tell me?" This card
is a strong one, and usually is the focus of the overall message.
Again, be sure to see how it relates to the other cards, symbols,
and letters before determining what the images mean to you.
This card often tries to tell you where something is. It could
be from where they themselves are standing, or where something
happened, or where they want you to look. A location card
like "Closet" is pretty specific, but a card like
"Shadow" may tell you to look in the shadows.
This card usually tells you when something did, is, or will
happen. It could be telling you when they died, when they
will show you more clues, or when they would like to contact
you again. "When" can be vague, but in the context
of the other seven cards, you may see a connection that makes
sense. A time card here would reveal something specific, but
in addition to an "Attic" card, for example, may
be telling you "When to go in the attic."
in mind that numbers often found in the lower right hand corner
can play into "when" more specifically. For example,
if you have a "Night" card, that could mean that
something happens only at night, but if you also have cards
that reveal a "1" and a "2", that could
collectively represent 12 o'clock midnight.
Most often, this card would reveal why the message is being
relayed to you, but it could also possibly be telling you
why someone did something they now regret. The cards may not
be easily apparent at first, but more experiences will help
you read between the lines with future messages.
This card expands on how events may have happened, are happening,
or will happen. For example, the "Karma" card may
tell you that, for better or worse, these events are the result
of something done in the past that defines their character
on the other side. A Victim card like "Age" or "Accident"
may tell you how a person died or provide evidence to how
someone else was hurt.
PROBLEM. It is said that many spirits or ghosts
are just souls on the other side living in unrest. They feel
they have unfinished business before they pass on to the next
stage of an afterlife. Spirits often relay an an issue they
have frustration with. For example, a "Lost" and
"Honor" card may tell you that they broke a promise
when they were among the living, and they are now resentful
SOLUTION. Often a card or two will be a clue
that will help you, or help them. Konxari was created not
only for the living to gain knowledge and assistance from
the dead, but vice versa. This can be an opportunity to help
such a spirit find resolution, and finally rest in peace.
For example, a spirit may want you to deliver a message to
someone living they still love.
physical action is taken to cary out such deeds is up to you,
so long as you do so by the code, "Harm thy none."
Konxari Cards are meant to inspire, improve and influence
in positive ways, not negative ones.
these questions (and answers) may or may not be given in the
precise order the cards are flipped. As cloudy as the cards
may appear to you at first, keep in mind that the spirit(s)
trying to communicate with you are restless souls, and they
themselves can get confused. Many psychics and mediums describe
ghosts as aimlessly inhabiting a place they aren't yet ready
to leave, so have patience with them. At the same time, they
are smarter than you think, and often find clever ways to
contact you. If you don't open your mind and consider all
possibilities, you might miss the message altogether.
Because the diagram is set with potential for individual cards
to point in any direction, you may want to take note of which
way the cards are facing. For example, if you have an arrow
symbol on a card that's pointing in a direction or specific
place, that's a clear tip to investigate further.
the the lower left-hand corner of each card, you'll find either
a symbol or a color. Depending on the cards displayed, the
location you're in, or people present, these symbols or colors
may mean something to you. An index of symbols and what they
represent is detailed in the Instruction Book, as well as
the bottom right-hand corner of each card, you'll find either
a number or a letter. Any number or combination of them may
find significance to the message, situation, or people that
are present. The letters displayed could spell a name or word(s)
that present additional clues.
13 / 9 WILD CARD
After the initial reading of 8 cards, you have the option
of reading one more. The top card on the lower left deck is
considered the wild card.
is a special card because of its numerical significance, 13
or 9, depending on how you look at it. It's the 13th card
from the top of the deck you originally shuffled, and 13 is
considered a superstitious or powerful number in many backgrounds.
As well, because of the four cards that were placed under
the deck, if used, it's actually the 9th card flipped over.
9 is considered to be the most magical number because of its
mathematical anomalies. (Any time you multiply a number by
nine, the sum of the individual digits is always 9 again.
Always. No other number ever does this.)
last card can be a final clue, but is only to be viewed if
you can't make strong sense of the first 8. Otherwise, best
to leave the reading as is, as the wild card can have an adverse
effect, clouding the original message. If you have a strong
reading with the first 8 cards, do not ruin it by picking
up the wild card.
you've performed a reading, do not do another in the same
room on the same night. If drawn to a particular location,
it's best to wait at least one week before doing another reading
in the same place.
additional readings can be performed throughout the night
in other locations, but it's advised to wait at least an hour
between them to let the spirits (and the cards) cool down.
In the downtime between readings, this is a perfect opportunity
to continue other methods of recording supernatural anomalies
with a camera, EVP, or even auto-writing.
popular variation of using the konxari is to, after shuffling,
set up your diagram instantly with your cards facing the proper
way for a reading. Here, you place all cards facing up, with
the exception of 5, 9, 7, and 11 (as seen in fig. 4). You
do not need to place these cards at the bottom of the deck.
As long as they stay face down, they can remain in place.
Again, do not look at these cards, even after a konxari reading
This eliminates excessive flipping (and wear and tear on the
cards) but readers should still take the time to slowly dispense
the cards, pondering possible connections as the cards are
this variation of dispensing the cards, the rest of the traditional
konxari process is the same.
the original version of Konxari, folks would place the shuffled
deck down and leave the room for 15 minutes, out of respect
for the dead. This would let spirits familiarize themselves
with the deck in it's current order, and some believed it
would allow for supernatural manifestation of which cards
end up on top. This step is not necessary, though some konxari
purists swear by it.
tradition used by purists before a reading is for all present
to hold hands around the table and speak a chant in unison.
Again, not mandatory, but an option you may consider before
going into a reading.
Ancient Egypt, part of the "Opening of the Mouth"
ritual was to invoke spirits by an incantation such as, "If
you can hear me in this place, come speak to me. While you
are here I will speak and act with good behavior." This
type of simple dialogue is a great way to start.
chants and variations have been discovered through the years,
but the most widely found is:
For whom we can't see
Through the Konxari
Please speak to me
popular one is:
Konxari by night
Open this door
To show me the light
interesting procedure (after the initial reading) that some
add to the konxari experience is to include radiesthesia over
the cards. Radiesthesia is divination through the use of a
pendulum or rod.
any small weighted item suspended on a chain or thread can
work as a pendulum. A key on the end of a chain was popular
during the Middle Ages. A meaningful family heirloom, like
a pendant necklace or a ring tied to the end of a ribbon can
work well, too. There are also commercially produced pendula
made out of wood, gold, brass, and various crystals. However,
connections can be found with any weighted item, especially
if it has sentimental value to the reader.
process is to simply hold the pendulum directly over the center
of the card diagram, as seen below. For best results holding
the pendulum steady, keep your elbow resting on the edge of
The reader then asks questions out loud, often to reaffirm
a message they assume understood. Even when held steadily,
the pendulum will at times swing or lean of it's own accord.
When this happens, depending on the direction the pendulum
leans, further clues may be realized.
technique readers will use with a pendulum is to ask "Yes"
or "No" questions relating to the cards. The pendulum
swinging in a clockwise circle means "Yes," counter-clockwise
means "No," and the pendulum swinging back and forth
in a straight line means "I don't know" or "I'm
the years, many variations of how konxari is used have been
found. Several of the more popular ways involve laying the
cards out in different diagrams.
the cards in these diagrams don't lay at different angles
that could potentially point in different directions, results
may not be as effective as a traditional Konxari card spread.
However, if ever doing a card reading in a place where your
surface area doesn't have the length or width needed for the
traditional card spread, one of these options may suit that
particular reading better.
such alternative card spread is known as "Crossing the
Bridge". Here, the reader lays the 12 cards down in the
shape of a bridge, symbolizing a ramp to the other side. This
is particularly effective if doing a reading where you have
a long horizontal surface available. As well, this card spread
can be ideal for beginners trying a Konxari reading, as all
the cards are facing the reader, letting them interpret the
message clearly without have to read any words or symbols
that could be facing upside-down.
Here, the reader interprets 8 cards, with the 9/13 wildcard
as an option just like the traditional Konxari method. However,
the 4 cards not flipped are the middle ones: 5, 6, 7, and
8. These are left not only out of respect for the dead, but
are symbolized as a leap of faith, making the connection from
one realm to another.
aspect of understanding the message with a "Crossing
the Bridge" card spread is to analyze the separation
of cards from one side to the other. Cards 1-4 represent the
world of the living. As the cards read left to right, and
leap over the unseen cards (5-8), the cards on the right (9-12)
represent the world beyond our own.
a helpful way to understand whom and what a message may be
referring to when you have the cards split up like this. For
example, if you have a "Mother" card on the right
side, you know it's referencing a Mother that has passed on
into the next phase of existence. If you have a "Mother"
card on the left, then they are indicating, or possibly trying
to contact a Mother among the living.
TO THE GODS
Konxari doesn't endorse any particular faith, some believe
in a higher power, and the fundamentals of most religions
have uncanny similarities. At the same time, the Konxari does
not impose against any religion, but rather can be a tool
within one's faith to reach out to a loved one long gone,
a saint, an angel, or even a power or deity above and beyond.
alternative card spread which can honor such a faith is known
as "Stairway to the Gods". In this format, the reader
lays the cards in the shape of a tower or pyramid, leaving
the final three floating at the top, representing higher power(s).
With the ancient Egyptians, this diagram represented the 11
card as the Moon, 12 as the Earth, and 13 as the Sun. Many
other faiths have a holy trinity of sorts, and many believe
that this ancient set up is where they originated from.
As with all konxari readings, only 8 cards are flipped, leaving
the optional 9/13 wild card at the reader's discretion. However,
the 4 cards that you leave unseen are the first 4 at the base
of the tower. Some folks believe this represents a sacrifice,
and a step forward in climbing closer to higher powers on
the other side. Others say these first 4 represent the base
of the pyramid which is beneath the sands and acts as a buffer
between the underworld and the world of the living.
ADDITIONAL TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
every symbol or letter is directly related to the card itself.
For example, on the "Dusk" card, there is a Judaic
symbol. That doesn't necessarily mean that the sunset is a
Judaic one. Depending on the rest of the reading, you may
find that certain cards displayed may have more emphasis with
with a symbol, color, number, or a letter. Rarely would you
have a reading where on each card, the face, letter and symbol
all have specific meaning.
the cards are loosely meant to be interpreted in order, keep
in mind that linguistics around the world have a much different
syntax. In other words, if you translated a sentence from
another language to your own, you'd find that the order in
which the words are phrased can be very different. The answers
to who, what, where, when, why, and how may not be the order
you're accustomed to.
that reason, it's suggested to flip all 8 cards in the diagram
first before attempting a read. This way you can get familiar
with the cards before piecing the puzzle together.
If anyone present, observers or otherwise, are giving you
a hard time or not taking Konxari seriously, stop the session
at once. You can always return to a reading at a later time,
when everyone present can give it their utmost attention and
respect for the dead. Focus and concentration are vital to
getting a good reading, and the spirits will be more willing
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