DINNER AND A
by Julia Szabo
For many patrons, [the] big draw is an earnest young man named Kyler James. Clad all in black and seated at a table near the bar, James offers a special service: For $25, he will spend 15 minutes consulting his deck of Tarot cards to offer guidance on your future.
“People often try it as a lark at first,” reported James, who entertains a following of regulars. “But then they’re astounded by it, and they come back again and again.”
An after-dinner Tarot reading can be enlightening—like the time James held a woman’s ring in his hand and said her daughter’s name: Tobi.
“She screamed, so everyone who heard her wanted to get their cards read because of that,” James recalled. “Frankly, I don’t think it’s so startling that I got the name; what I had to say to this woman after that was much more important.”
James takes what he does quite seriously.
“I’ve been a truth-seeker all my life,” he said. “I’ve worked hard for years to get to the meaning of the cards, in order to help people with what’s going on in their lives.”
of shawl-swathed gypsies at the many clairvoyant storefronts that dot the
“It’s not that I’m predicting the future so much as helping you to create the future that you want,” he explained. “I combine left-brain intelligence with right-brain intuition: That’s my specialty.”
he’s an author. James recently completed a novel and a non-fiction tome
entitled “The Higher Genius: A Magical
Approach to the Self” (his literary agent is currently shopping both). [This
was my first agent who came very close to selling the nonfiction book; but she
As James points out, a Tarot reading and a fine meal have one very important thing in common: “I don’t want to sound New Agey, but both are nourishing,” he said.