The creation of The Prosperity Advisor incorporates
the knowledge accumulated during a 20-year period
of research, testing and simplification of processes.
Within this period of time I created three prior
advisory systems. The first was a 363 card system
called Dragamon. For me the amazing thing about
this system was that it worked better than I had
hoped. The systems drawback was that it
had 363 cards. Production of such a system was
cost prohibitive, and though I did receive encouragement
to develop Dragamon for public use the cost hurdle
was just too great an obstacle to overcome.
The second system was modeled after Dragamon.
It too had 363 cards. The main difference between
the two systems was that the second was designed
to forecast the future by examining the karma
of a persons past lives. The system was
structured to apply the individuals karmic
past to their present day situation. During the
development of the Past Lives deck I went through
a fascinating examination of various human cultures.
The decks objective was to not only read
the future, but to also indicate the past lives
that brought the issue to importance. I even created
a method for which future lives could come forth
within a spread. Unfortunately, the Past Lives
deck was a failure. One of my main focuses in
developing any advisory system is to bring what
is abstract by its nature to a state of being
concrete. It is always my goal that a system be
easy to use and understand. The Past Lives deck
just did not do that. Whereas Dragamon succeeded
in providing easy-to-understand recommendations,
the Past Lives deck seemed to muddy the water
of an issue even further.
For the third system I switched gears and decided
to use dice as the mechanism for creating a reading.
Like Dragamon it worked quite well. With it I
had solved the problem of Dragamons bulky
card deck. Little else about the system was new.
The desire to create Dragamon happened about 15
years prior to its actual development. Right after
high school a friend of a friend read my Tarot
cards. I was such a novice at the time of the
reading, I could not even think of a question
to ask, so the reading was just open-ended, without
To my surprise the reader told me I would be getting
a new job within a few weeks. At the time the
information interested me, but I gave it no importance
as I already had a job I liked. However, within
a week I was called by the county road department
and informed I was being hired as an engineering
aide. During the card reading I somehow forgot
I had even applied for the job. Probably because
once interviewed, I just figured there was no
chance of getting the position, so I erased the
event from my memory.
That foretelling of my surveying job sparked a
desire in me to replicate the ability to forecast
the future with Tarot cards. For several years
I tried, but never achieved any form of success.
For me Tarot cards are just too abstract. I wanted
A to always be A, and not sometimes B, or even
C. So in 1989 I developed the Dragamon deck.
Upon first experimentation with Dragamon I was
immediately thrilled with the solidification of
thoughts the deck performed. However, as I used
the system two new problems presented themselves
to me. The first was that at times the deck would
pull a positive card where there was a negative
position, or a negative card for a positive position.
When this happened it always confused me, and
because of this confusion I partially invalidated
The second problem was that no matter what the
reading said my future would be, I just did not
believe it. This mindset lead me to ignore the
need to carry out any suggestions the cards made
on my behalf. This was a major shortcoming within
me, for I knew the readings were providing accurate
information. Often I reread the tally sheets months
later, at which time I realized that both information
about my future and wise advice were being given.
The problem was with me and my habit of not being
willing to follow the wisdom of the cards, and
not that the system was malfunctioning. This dilemma
posed an obstacle for me, one to which I had no
During the last three decades, corporate outsourcing
to nations offering near slave labor and the computerization
of jobs have pushed the American work force into
the threshold of job insecurity and coerced poverty.
In this case poverty is defined as working a full-time
job, yet not being able to provide the basics
required for existence. This situation has touched
me personally, and has caused me to scrutinize
the effects of capitalism. I both love and honor
the concept behind the American dream. It does
still exist, more so in the national memory than
reality. Yet many people do succeed financially,
especially if they have a college degree which
categorizes them as a professional. Without that
a person needs to possess the genius of a Thomas
Edison, hustle of a Benjamin Franklin and luck
of a lottery winner in order to gain the same
success one wage earner was able to provide during
the 1970s. So in reality the American dream
is evaporating. It is this awareness that inspired
me to create an advisory system which focuses
on the financial aspects of a persons life.
I knew such a tool would be of value to those
looking for work, those who had the entrepreneur
spirit for new ventures, and for the hundreds
of other commercial possibilities a person encounters
in their life. I contemplated this idea for nearly
two years before actually starting the development
of The Prosperity Advisor.
Having run a business for most of my life I had
a fair amount of knowledge about economic subjects.
Yet not enough, so I read several books on various
aspects of business. With the information I learned
about communications, entrepreneurship, goal setting,
employee/employer situations, and a variety of
other business knowledge I was able to develop
the 13 Houses within The Prosperity Advisor.
I knew how to create a functioning advisory system,
but I still had the two problems of receiving
what felt like the wrong message for a particular
position within a spread, and not trusting the
future that was coming from a reading.
For the problem of the wrong message being received
I developed an additional process of clarification.
The position called Forces was created
to provide the power, or the energy, behind the
message. In my first reading with The Prosperity
Advisor I used the New Idea spread
and for the question of What strengths do
you possess that will help this idea? I
received, Your sadness is affecting your
performance. Now sadness is not exactly
a strength in my mind, so I threw the dice to
get the Force for the element. I received Survival
~ Continuance ~ Endurance.
This made me realize I was just going through
a tough time. The Force confirmed the truth that
at that moment things were unavoidably difficult
for me. The strength was in grasping the concept
that a person can use hard times to create an
engine that pushes them toward achievement. Problems
often have that effect on me. When I broke my
elbow in 1993, the doctor told me I would never
regain total mobility. I just could not accept
his physical evidence, so I invented my own therapeutic
device. Within a short period of time I did regain
my arms mobility. For years I have known
that advancements often come when difficulties
are vanquished. As an explanatory tool, Forces
have proved to be productive in delivering a clearer
understanding of the messages intention.
The solution of distrusting Dragamons prediction
for the future came after a vast amount of contemplation
on the subject. I finally realized I preferred,
and needed, wise counsel over a pending tomorrow.
In other words what I conceived to be necessary
was guidance, not the awareness of an unmovable
With this in mind I eliminated the concept of
telling the future from The Prosperity Advisor.
I just took it out of the mix. I deduced that
by excluding the fortune- telling aspect of a
reading it would actually strengthen the recommendations
given. I figured if the only reason to perform
a reading was to receive prudent counsel, then
the suggestions made would more often be implemented.
After all what good is advice if you are not going
to heed at least some of the directives? Indeed,
The Prosperity Advisors emphasis on the
message has proved to spur the receiver toward
both quicker and more confident action.
It is my hope that those who use The Prosperity
Advisor find it useful in all of their business
ventures. Whether it is used to decide on how
to invest money, what career to perfect, which
ideas will be productive, or any other issue of
a monetary concern, this tool will help you if
used as designed. It is not going to do the work
for you, but it will show you the work that needs
to be done in order to succeed.
My aspiration in the development of The Prosperity
Advisor was to create a tool with the power to
bring inner knowledge to a persons consciousness.
The aim is to create a conversation within a person
that could be contemplated, and then enacted.
This is the ultimate goal of The Prosperity Advisor.
The reason I named the system The Prosperity Advisor
is not to promise you wealth, but the desire to
bring forth a tool dedicated to helping in the
attainment of your prosperity. Whether it is achieved
will depend on you and the various factors involved
in your movement toward success. I am a firm believer
that the harder a person tries the greater the
chance their effort will bring abundance. I personally
desire everyone to be prosperous but know that
currently populace wealth is just not the way
of human society. This is why well-advised counsel
is of such great importance. What is needed are
suggestions you know and trust to always be in
your own best interest. And who is more in your
corner than your own inner voice and intuition?
The Prosperity Advisor has 504 consultive statements,
and 120 Forces. There are 13 Houses within the
system. Twelve of the 13 Houses are divided into
two subsections with 20 sayings in each subsection.
The 13th House has only 24 sayings instead of
the normal 40. A reading in which the majority
of advice comes from the 13th House, the House
of Windfalls, is a blessing for it contains only
The mechanics of The Prosperity Advisor are important,
but not as valuable as the likelihood the system
will give insightful advice that will aid in the
betterment of the readers life. For me this
is the noblest reward I can receive from the creation
of The Prosperity Advisor. So to your success,
I leave you this tool of economic empowerment.