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Welcome to Your Wate and Fate, a catalogue of the material culture of fortune telling, with an emphasis on the lesser-known and more unusual forms of divination, especially as known through the ephemeral artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries.  
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Welcome to Your Wate and Fate, a catalogue of the material culture of fortune telling, with an emphasis on the lesser-known and more unusual forms of divination, especially as perpetuated through the ephemeral artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries.  
  
 
This site is a book-end or companion-piece to [http://www.mystictearoom.com The Mystic Tea Room], my web site devoted to the material culture of tea leaf reading or tasseomancy.
 
This site is a book-end or companion-piece to [http://www.mystictearoom.com The Mystic Tea Room], my web site devoted to the material culture of tea leaf reading or tasseomancy.
  
The unique spelling of the wis web site -- that is, the substitution of Wate for Weight -- comes from the slogan on the narrow side-panel  of an American Scale Company penny scale that i happen to have in my downstairs bathroom.
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The unique spelling of the this web site -- that is, the substitution of Wate for Weight -- comes from the slogan on the narrow side-panel  of an American Scale Company penny scale that i happen to have in my downstairs bathroom.
  
This web site, begun in January 2021, is for the use and enjoyment of my Patreon supporters, hence there are no menu and no links to find the pages that are only available to Patrons. In 2022 the pages of this site will slowly open up to the public, one page at a time, but if you want to read this material one year ahead of the rest of the world, you will need to subscribe.
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Your Wate and Fate was begun on January 12th 2021 for the use and enjoyment of my Patreon supporters, who fund my work. On January 14th 2022 the first pages of this site opened up to the public. If you want to support my work and read this material one year ahead of the rest of the world, you can subscribe to my Patreon stream at the basic rate of $2.00 per week.  
  
In order to continue my work as a writer and graphic designer in the fields of magic, folklore, spellcraft, divination, and fortune telling, i am asking loyal readers to support me on Patreon. For a small monthly donation, you will have access to advance copies of web pages and books i am writing, at the rate of one new item per week.
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[[File:2022-03-21-Release-YWAF-Major-Drapkin-Palmistry-Cards.jpg|right| thumb| 300px|March 21st, 2022 — [[Palmistry Cigarette Cards by Major Drapkin and Company]] and [[Categorizing Cards]]]]
  
Because my interests are varied and not everyone is interested in all of my projects, you may subscribe for one, two, or four articles per month. The articles will be tagged with the type of material covered. I think of these as "streams" of content, which may mingle and flow together at times.
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[[File:2022-03-14-Release-YWAF-Lucky-Birthstones.jpg|right| thumb| 300px| March 14th, 2022 — [[Lucky Birthstone by Adelbert Kohn]]]]
  
== Support Your Wate and Fate ==
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[[File:2022-02-21-Release-YWAF-Tiffany-Birthstone-Poem.jpg|right| thumb| 300px| February 21st, 2022 — [[The Tiffany Birthstone Poem]]]]
  
[[File:From-the-Land-of-Tea-Cat-Yronwode.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Support me on Patreon! "From the Land of Tea" allows my Patreon subscribers to access bonus articles and scans about tea leaf reading and tea room culture for a small monthly donation.]] 
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[[File:2022-01-28-Release-YWAF-Wheels-and-Spinners.jpg|right|thumb|300px|January 28th, 2022 -- Two pages open to the public at Your Wate and Fate: [[Wheels and Spinners]] and [[Defining Divination]].]]
[[File:American-Scale-Company-Your-Wate-and-Fate-Logo.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Beyond the Valley of the Tea-Cups! "Your Wate and Fate: The Material Culture of Fortune-Telling": With a small monthly donation you will be able to support the digitization and annotation of my collection of off-beat, unusual, and downright strange fortune telling devices of the 19th and 20th centuries.]]
 
[[File:The-Southern-Cross-The-Yellow-Dog-Logo.jpg|right|300px|thumb|African American folk magic! "Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog" is an archive of historical on roots of hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork, accompanied by original research, commentary, and rare illustrations -- and you can have access if you support my work by subscribing to my Patreon account.]]
 
  
All of the material you have access to here -- the fabulous tea cups, the instructive booklets, the nostalgic postcards, the boldly graphic matchbook covers, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world. So, as you can see, this site is the darling of many, and it is growing at a rapid rate ... but although it is "free," there also is a cost. Your financial support underwrites this cost. Here is how you can help.  
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[[File:2021-01-14-tier-2-Birthstone-Symbolism.jpg|right|thumb|300px|January 14th, 2022 -- Two pages open to the public at Your Wate and Fate: [[Birthday and Birthstone Postcards]]
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and [[Sentiments of the Months by Raphael Tuck and Sons]].]]
  
* '''[[Gift Shop|The Mystic Tea Room Gift Shop]]:''' In addition to our function as an online archive of tasseography and tea room culture, The Mystic Tea Room also maintains a small [[Gift Shop]], where unusual, antique, vintage, modern, contemporary, and one-of-a-kind fortune telling tea cups and saucers -- and their accompanying tasseomancy booklets, pamphlets, and instruction sheets -- are for sale. Here you can purchase "The Stranger in the Cup: How to Read Your Luck and Fate in the Tea Leaves" by Gregory Lee White and catherine yronwode. '''[https://luckymojo.com/thestrangerinthecup.html Read all about the book, and order it online here.]'''
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== Support Your Wate and Fate ==
* '''[http://forum.luckymojo.com/support-cat-yronwode-on-patreon-t93993.html Private Patreon Forum:]''' My Patreon Patrons will have access to a private forum were i will converse and respond to questions about Tea Leaf Reading, Fortune Telling, Hoodoo and Rootwork, Lucky Charms and Talismans, and much more. https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode/creators
 
* Patreon advance web pages. Patrons will have private access to web pages one year before they are made available to the public, at the rate of four new web pages per month, distributed at weekly intervals. These web pages fall into a series of interconnected topics or streams of thought. At present the streams are as follows:
 
  
* '''[http://yourwateandfate.com Your Wate and Fate]:'''Included in the many offerings to subscribers will be regular bonus pages from "Your Wate and Fate," which supports my work of documenting the material culture of unusual fortune telling methods and is one of several projects which my Patrons will be able to access for a small monthly donation.  
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All of the material you have access to here -- the fabulous trading cards, the instructive booklets, the nostalgic postcards, the boldly graphic matchbook covers, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world. So, as you can see, this site is the darling of many, and it is growing at a rapid rate ... but although it is "free," there also is a cost. Your financial support underwrites this cost.  
  
* '''"From the Land of Tea: The Material Culture of Tea and Tea Leaf Reading"'''
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Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year access for Patrons, each web page will be released to the public, while book pages  will be available to the public as printed books, and copies will be sent to Patrons who subscribe at the upper two tiers.
An adjunct to my tasseomancy site, [http:mystictearoom.com The Mystic Tea Room].
 
''Articles posted:'' January 7th, 2021.
 
  
* '''"Your Wate and Fate: The Material Culture of Fortune Telling"'''
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Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.  
Documenting unusual methods of divination.
 
''Articles posted:'' January 14th, 2021, January 28th, 2021.
 
  
* '''"A Hoodoo Hand"'''
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Your Wate and Fate is only one of several projects i am producing. In order to continue my work as a writer, graphic designer, web content creator, and print book publisher in the fields of magic, folklore, spellcraft, divination, and fortune telling, i am asking loyal readers to support me on Patreon. For a small monthly donation, you will have access to advance copies of web pages and books i am writing, at the rate of one new item per week.
Research pages to eventually be added to my free online book "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice"
 
  
* '''"The Lucky W Amulet Archive"'''
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Because my interests are varied and not everyone is interested in all of my projects, you may subscribe for one, two, or four articles per month. The articles will be tagged with the type of material covered. I think of these as "streams" of content, which may mingle and flow together at times.  
An illustrated and annotated tour of my collection of lucky charms.
 
  
* '''"The Southern Cross the Yellow Dog"'''
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==Patrons Read It First!==
Annotated historical articles on 19th and 20th century hoodoo, an adjunct to my "Southern Spirits" site.
 
''Articles posted:'' January 21st , 2021.
 
  
* '''"Fit to Print"'''  
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Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year at Patreon, each web page will be released to the public, while book pages will be available to the public as printed books, and copies will be sent to Patrons who subscribe at the upper two tiers.
Sample pdf chapters from upcoming books i am writing.  
 
  
Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year at Patreon, each page will be released to the public, either as an addition to one of my web sites or in the form of a chapter in a published book.
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== Patrons Can Discuss Topics With Me ==
  
 
Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.  
 
Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.  
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* '''[http://forum.luckymojo.com/support-cat-yronwode-on-patreon-t93993.html Private Patreon Forum:]''' My Patrons have access to a private forum were i converse and respond to questions about Tea Leaf Reading, Fortune Telling, Hoodoo and Rootwork, Lucky Charms and Talismans, and much more.
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==Patrons Choose Their Tier Level==
  
 
Here are the tiers i have devised at Patreon:  
 
Here are the tiers i have devised at Patreon:  
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To sign up, go to my Patreon page:  '''https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode'''
 
To sign up, go to my Patreon page:  '''https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode'''
  
==To Discuss This Patreon Page==
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<i><b>catherine yronwode</b><br>curator, historian, and docent
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<br><b>Your Wate and Fate</b></i>
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'''Some of our Sister-Sites:'''
  
This Patreon Bonus Page is part of the series titled "Your Wate and Fate." To discuss it with me and the Patron community, please visit our Privae Patreon Forum at
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'''THE LUCKY W AMULET ARCHIVE by CATHERINE YRONWODE: http://LuckyMojo.com/luckywindex.html '''
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* An online book about good luck artifacts: The web's largest illustrated descriptive archive of folkloric amulets, talismans, charms, and magical stuff from many cultures and every era. An education for all.
  
'''http://forum.luckymojo.com/your-wate-and-fate-t93995.html'''
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'''SOUTHERN SPIRITS: GHOSTLY VOICES FROM DIXIE LAND: http://SouthernSpirits.org '''
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* An annotated and edited collection of rare 19th and early 20th century writings on African American hoodoo and magical spirituality, documented through slave narratives, interviews, and contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts.
  
Thank you.
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'''THE MYSTIC TEA ROOM: TEA LEAF READING GALLERY AND LEARNING CENTER: http://MysticTeaRoom.com'''
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* A celebration of the material culture of Tasseomancy, Tasseography, Teacup Divination, and Telling Fortunes by Tea Leaves, featuring a Museum of Fortune Telling Tea Cups and Saucers and a Tea Leaf Readers' Gift Shop.
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'''THE LUCKY MOJO CURIO CO. OCCULT SHOP CATALOGUE: http://LuckyMojo.com/catalogue '''
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* Lucky Mojo manufactures hoodoo oils, incense, powders, spell kits, and candles. We grow our own herbs and we carry a full line of occult books, amulets, talismans, and religious goods. Complete occult shop inventory online.

Latest revision as of 21:51, 14 April 2022

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Welcome to Your Wate and Fate, a catalogue of the material culture of fortune telling, with an emphasis on the lesser-known and more unusual forms of divination, especially as perpetuated through the ephemeral artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries.

This site is a book-end or companion-piece to The Mystic Tea Room, my web site devoted to the material culture of tea leaf reading or tasseomancy.

The unique spelling of the this web site -- that is, the substitution of Wate for Weight -- comes from the slogan on the narrow side-panel of an American Scale Company penny scale that i happen to have in my downstairs bathroom.

Your Wate and Fate was begun on January 12th 2021 for the use and enjoyment of my Patreon supporters, who fund my work. On January 14th 2022 the first pages of this site opened up to the public. If you want to support my work and read this material one year ahead of the rest of the world, you can subscribe to my Patreon stream at the basic rate of $2.00 per week.

February 21st, 2022 — The Tiffany Birthstone Poem
January 28th, 2022 -- Two pages open to the public at Your Wate and Fate: Wheels and Spinners and Defining Divination.
January 14th, 2022 -- Two pages open to the public at Your Wate and Fate: Birthday and Birthstone Postcards and Sentiments of the Months by Raphael Tuck and Sons.

Support Your Wate and Fate

All of the material you have access to here -- the fabulous trading cards, the instructive booklets, the nostalgic postcards, the boldly graphic matchbook covers, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world. So, as you can see, this site is the darling of many, and it is growing at a rapid rate ... but although it is "free," there also is a cost. Your financial support underwrites this cost.

Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year access for Patrons, each web page will be released to the public, while book pages will be available to the public as printed books, and copies will be sent to Patrons who subscribe at the upper two tiers.

Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.

Your Wate and Fate is only one of several projects i am producing. In order to continue my work as a writer, graphic designer, web content creator, and print book publisher in the fields of magic, folklore, spellcraft, divination, and fortune telling, i am asking loyal readers to support me on Patreon. For a small monthly donation, you will have access to advance copies of web pages and books i am writing, at the rate of one new item per week.

Because my interests are varied and not everyone is interested in all of my projects, you may subscribe for one, two, or four articles per month. The articles will be tagged with the type of material covered. I think of these as "streams" of content, which may mingle and flow together at times.

Patrons Read It First!

Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year at Patreon, each web page will be released to the public, while book pages will be available to the public as printed books, and copies will be sent to Patrons who subscribe at the upper two tiers.

Patrons Can Discuss Topics With Me

Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.

  • Private Patreon Forum: My Patrons have access to a private forum were i converse and respond to questions about Tea Leaf Reading, Fortune Telling, Hoodoo and Rootwork, Lucky Charms and Talismans, and much more.

Patrons Choose Their Tier Level

Here are the tiers i have devised at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode

The Sampler
$2.00 Per Month

  • Preview access to ONE new web page per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
  • Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
  • A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.

The Selector
$4.00 Per Month

  • Preview access to TWO new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
  • Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
  • A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.

The Reader
$8.00 Per Month

  • Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
  • Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
  • A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.

The Bibliophile
$24.00 Per Month

  • Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
  • Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
  • A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.
  • A signed copy of a 96-page book on folk magic or divination that i have authored, co-authored, or edited.

The Collector
$48.00 Per Month

  • Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
  • Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
  • A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.
  • A signed copy of a 96-page book on folk magic or divination that i have authored, co-authored, or edited.
  • An envelope containing rare vintage paper or cloth ephemera from my personal collection, with a hand-written card explaining its provenance, significance, and how i came to have duplicate copies so i can send one to you.

The Ephemerist
$64.00 Per Month

  • Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
  • Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
  • A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.
  • A signed copy of a 96-page book on folk magic or divination that i have authored, co-authored, or edited.
  • An envelope containing rare vintage paper or cloth ephemera from my personal collection, with a hand-written card explaining its provenance, significance, and how i came to have duplicate copies so i can send one to you.
  • A lovingly curated box of vintage porcelain, glass, or metal ephemera from my personal collection, with a hand-written card explaining its provenance, significance, and how i came to have duplicate copies so i can send one to you.

With 32 different 96-page books in stock, i can continue to send books to faithful Patrons for not quite three years -- by which time there should be a few more books, extending that offer to a full three years. I have a ton of excess ephemera such as rare old 1930s hoodoo labels, fantastic excess china ware, and God knows what-all that i would love to send to other ephemerists. I often used to make entire store buyouts. So i have enough amazingly cool stuff to send random vintage presents to hundreds of Patrons for the rest of my life.

To sign up, go to my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode

Thank you.

catherine yronwode
curator, historian, and docent
Your Wate and Fate

Some of our Sister-Sites:

THE LUCKY W AMULET ARCHIVE by CATHERINE YRONWODE: http://LuckyMojo.com/luckywindex.html

  • An online book about good luck artifacts: The web's largest illustrated descriptive archive of folkloric amulets, talismans, charms, and magical stuff from many cultures and every era. An education for all.

SOUTHERN SPIRITS: GHOSTLY VOICES FROM DIXIE LAND: http://SouthernSpirits.org

  • An annotated and edited collection of rare 19th and early 20th century writings on African American hoodoo and magical spirituality, documented through slave narratives, interviews, and contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts.

THE MYSTIC TEA ROOM: TEA LEAF READING GALLERY AND LEARNING CENTER: http://MysticTeaRoom.com

  • A celebration of the material culture of Tasseomancy, Tasseography, Teacup Divination, and Telling Fortunes by Tea Leaves, featuring a Museum of Fortune Telling Tea Cups and Saucers and a Tea Leaf Readers' Gift Shop.

THE LUCKY MOJO CURIO CO. OCCULT SHOP CATALOGUE: http://LuckyMojo.com/catalogue

  • Lucky Mojo manufactures hoodoo oils, incense, powders, spell kits, and candles. We grow our own herbs and we carry a full line of occult books, amulets, talismans, and religious goods. Complete occult shop inventory online.