I want your opinion (Good thing I’m on the internet)

I was googling my name to try to find an article where I had argued with a wingnut (yeah, I know…but he DISSED RUSS! Fucker). Anyway, one of the hits came up with this Kabbalah site about my name. I’ve never studied Kabbalah, don’t know anything about it, and I tend to be skeptical of claims that peeps can know stuff about you from your name, the stars, your palms, tea leaves, etc., etc.,

But this is eerie in how accurate it is.    

* Your first name of Yzetta (yep, that’s my name)has given you a rather quiet, reserved, serious, studious nature. (Bingo)

   * You have sensitivity and appreciation for the finer and deeper things of life, the beauties of nature, music, art, and literature. (Bingo) Okay, lots of people wouldn’t consider Lord of the Rings literature and they wouldn’t consider Megadeth music, but I’m into other stuff too, and, well, fuck ’em.

   * The people who mean the most to you are those who can offer you intellectual companionship. (Bingo) Why do you think I prowl political forums?

   * It is only when you are among those who understand your deeper nature that you can really be yourself. – Still waiting on someone who understands my deeper nature, including myself.

   * The experience of having your remarks taken lightly or belittled, particularly during the early years of your life, has caused you to keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself.

(bingo)      

   * You do not express yourself spontaneously when conversing with others; hence other people may often regard you as being aloof, and even unfriendly. (bingo)

   * Although the name Yzetta creates the urge to be reliable and responsible, we emphasize that it limits self-expression and friendly congeniality with a moody disposition.

(Bingo)      

* This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the heart, lungs, bronchial area, worry, and mental tension. Lungs and bronchial, sorta. Heart’s good, had all the usual tests last year; worry and tension – yeah. I keep the makers of SSRIs in Mercedes and yachts.

Do you suppose they did some kind of data mining…or just got lucky? Or is all this stuff so vague it could apply to anybody and I am just impressed with it because I haven’t had my coffee yet?  

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  1. to the Universe that we don’t, and are probably not able to, understand.

    Which is why we dismiss them as ‘co-incidence.’

    Instead of (for most people) even trying to understand them!

    • Inky99 on June 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    My take on these things, like horoscopes, is they sorta cover the bases to the point where most people can recognize aspects of themselves in just about any of the descriptions.

    I could be completely wrong.  

    • Inky99 on June 20, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    and it seems accurate, to a point.

    Then I ran my stepdaughter’s name and it’s not even CLOSE.  

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    • rb137 on June 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    It looks like they have some numerology algorithm that chunks out descriptions. It probably isn’t closely related to the Kabbalah.

    That said, Jewish mysticism is really rich. I know very little compared to the whole (I’m not Jewish — I just read about it because I’m interested), but if you think it’s cool…

    Read the Zohar. It’s one of the holy mystery books tht discusses the Kabbalah. It claims to be discussing widom handed down from old, but that turns out to not really be the case. It was written in 13th century Spain — but some claim that it was written at the same time as the Talmud in the 2nd century CE.

    Gershem Scholem is a scholar — one of the first that took Jewish mysticism seriously as a field of study. He was the one who proved that the Zohar was written in the 13th century, for example. He wrote a book called The Mystical Shape of the Godhead, which discusses the Kabbalah at length.

    Have fun.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Joy B. on June 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Even if it’s sometimes positively Jungian! ยง;o)

    I Ching is probably about the most complete system, but most of these “read meanings from clouds and cereal boxes” deals work the same way. Always ‘correct’ to a certain extent for all people, all the time.

    As a performer, I have a palm reading character named “Madame Joi” who is very popular with the yacht club and bar mitzvah crowds. My Mom taught me to read palms as a child, her grandmother taught her. There are lines most everyone (who isn’t Downs Syndrome) have in their hands, they’ve been assigned domains – head, heart, life/health, destiny. Then there are more subtle rings and lines and mounds that have sub-domains, and it’s very much true that what handedness a person is and what they do with their hands in their life, will cause changes that can also be read.

    But it’s still all very general, applicable across the board. What the reader does is read the person. Say, I’m holding your hand – that’s some establishment of “suspension of disbelief” right there, a commitment to go along. While I’m holding the hand I’m in direct contact with things like skin temperature and pulse rate and nervous ticks and all sorts of physical clue mechanisms. I say something general, you react even though you don’t do it consciously. I’ll know if I’m cold or hot, temper the reading accordingly. Some people have loudly sworn I’m the most gifted psychic they’ve ever encountered or heard of, but I’m really just a clown in a gypsy costume. Everything I know about you is what you told me as I went along.

    Basic (but practice helps) psychology.

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