Taboo: The Sixth Sense

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Instruction Manual

TABOO - The Sixth Sense(tm)



Important Notice

TABOO is not intended for children for under the age of 14 yrs. and then may
only be used if parental guidance and advice is freely available at all times
during the product use.

TABOO is offered for curiosity value only, no mystical or magical claims are
guaranteed or inferred. All possible care has been taken to ensure that TABOO
incorporates all of the ancient magical symbolic references and traditions
associated with this type of product and follows the authentic technique to
our own knowledge and experience of the method of divination of the Kings.

No responsibility is accepted in any form whatsoever relating to TABOO and any
such effects influences or miracles incurred divulged resulting or directly
connected with TABOO whatsoever. For entertainment only.




Controlling Your Destiny

Name Scroll

Start game by pressing any button.

You are prompted to enter your name, date of birth; Month, Day, Year, Gender.
Use the control pad left/right/up/down to move the cursor over selected letter
and by depressing either Button A or B you can write the letters onto the
Taboo scrolls. If you make an error or select the letter simply move the
cursor over the RUB symbol and depress either Button A or B to remove it or
"Rub out" the required characters. Move the cursor to the END symbol after
each correct complete entry.

Question Scroll

Once you have entered all of the "Personal Information", you will be presented
with the Taboo Question Scroll. Here enter your personal question to link with
Taboo, The Sixth Sense.

Once your question to the oracle has been entered, move the cursor to "END"
and press either Button A or B.

Shuffling Cards

The cards will now begin to shuffly. Move the control pad in the required
directions to influence the shuffling of the cards.

Taboo has begun.

When you have finished viewing each card press any button to continue on to
the next situation.


Personalized Lucky Numbers

At the end of each TABOO reading you will be given the option to glimpse your
very own exclusive lucky number as predicted by TABOO, THE SIXTH SENSE, using
your own minute psychic vibration and stimulus.

Simply input the 2 letter postal code for any state's lucky number with the A
and B buttons. Or you can select one or more lucky numbers, up to seven, with
the "Select" button. You can also control the minimum and maximum number from
which TABOO can choose by using the Control Pad. Left/right controls the
minimum and up/down controls the maximum.

There is no such thing as luck, there is only chance, and what chance do you

We all make our own chances and now it's your chance to make it.



Peering back into the shady twilight of man's past, when the forces of nature
and the elements were supreme, there existed three things, life, the present
and the future. Man had no need for further complication in his uncluttered
life and sought only truth, the first two he already held, life and the
present, the future had always been just beyond his grasp, the third he
sought, the truth of the future.

The future is woven into the very fabric of our lives and all things which
happen shape the very future of our lives. Clinging onto the merest of truths
in the hope that their knowledge would bear fruit. Man, during his early and
uncluttered past developed the technique to divine the future.

This technique is TABOO.

Some events bring forth oceans of change, others merely raindrops. But
everything will shape our future to a greater or lesser degree.

All things that are worldly and all things that are fantasy, the conscious,
the sub-conscious, the hopes and fears and fates of all of mankind were
collected and arranged by, so that order follows disorder, present follows
past, future follows present and unknown follows known.

There is no mystery or magic in the order of the universe, all things are as
they should be, night follows day, day follows night, in the never ending
cycle called time.


What Is Taboo

TABOO is the Nintendo Entertainment System version of the occult and ancient
tarot system of divination of future events. All that the tarot is and was has
been incorporated into the depth of this cartridge. It's mysteries and untold
riddles encoded in the minute electronic circuitry of today's high tech
components. The meeting, if you like, of an ancient miracle together with the
modern miracle of science and technology, to serve you, as a high priest would
an emperor.

Your own personal link with the future, your glimpse into the unknown, into
the future.

The Time Machine

The Order of the Universe

The order of the universe has been recorded within TABOO and it's collection
may be used by those among us who can detach from the powers and pressures of
the modern world, transcending the barrier of space to peer through that small
fleeting window in time, that is TABOO and glimpse the future.

TABOO, the N.E.S. cartridge is not a game, but a technique based upon the
ancient art of fortune telling or prediction as used by Nostradamus, possibly
one of the greatest predictionists of all time.

The method of prediction by tarot is very simple and very old.

A tarot deck consists of some 78 cards which are almost certainly the
predecessor of the modern European/American playing cards, as will be seen
later, bears a striking resemblance to the enigmastic tarot cards of lore.

The standard tarot deck and the one upon which taboo is based consists of 78
cards arranged in two distinct groups.

The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana or Trump cards, consist of twenty-two picture cards numbered
from one to twenty-one, plus one un-numbered card (The Fool).

The Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana consists of fifty-six cards arranged in four suits (a la
conventional playing deck) numbered from one (or ace) to ten with the addition
of four court cards, Page, Knight, Queen and King. The Page and Knight being
combined in the modern conventional deck to become one card the Jack or Knave.

The suits upon the tarot deck are as follows:


Each of the TABOO screen images represents the symbolic or original
representation of the sacred designs of the tarot cards including the
descriptive title printed at the bottom of the image.


Brief History of Taboo

The Major Arcana

Prior to the eighteenth century all tarot cards were printed in Italian with
later decks being printed with French text. The word Tarot is French and
derived from the Italian word TAROCCHI. There is no direct translation of the
word and it's meaning has been lost for hundreds of years.

TABOO is the future we wish to glimpse.

The titles of the twenty-two Major Arcana cards are listed below in their
usual order, with Roman numerals and their conventional names.


The Minor Arcana

The cards are listed below in their usual order

King of Swords .. of Staffs .. of Cups .. of Coins
Queen of Swords
Knight of Swords
Page of Swords
10 of Swords
9 of Swords
8 of Swords
7 of Swords
6 of Swords
5 of Swords
4 of Swords
3 of Swords
2 of Swords
Ace of Swords

The earliest surviving tarot cards in existance and dated in the 14th century,
are Italian in origin.

The more recent Italian decks to have survived near complete were hand
painted during the 15th century, these are known as the Charles VI pack and
the Visconti Sforza pack, but their sheer existance and beautifully designed
and crafted nature do little to shed any light upon the dim beginning of the

These rarely seen and seldom forgotten images known as the Major Arcana have
survived in their present form for hundreds of years. Many attempts have been
made to reduce them to a mere deck of cards including the removal of the lower
half of the design and the replacement with a reversed top half (as per the
modern court cards, e.g. King, Queen, etc.) losing much of the significance of
the design to improve the cards for card games.

Taboo is Not a Game!

But, exactly who created the magical, mystical images for the Major Arcana
cards and why, is still a mystery. The sheer fact that the cards have survived
the centuries in their original form is some testimony to the latent power
that is stored within the startling and often disturbing images of the Tarot.


The suit of Swords corresponds to the ancient element of Air, which because of
it's invisibility was believed to be the breath of God.


The suit of Cups corresponds to the ancient element of Water from which all
life emerged.


The suit of Wands corresponds to the ancient element of Fire, which it is said
spray forth from nothing and could alter or transform anything and everything
it touched without it's self being changed.


The suit of Coins corresponds to the ancient element of Earth, the entrusted
base clay from which we all are formed and to which we will ultimately return.


What Taboo Can or Cannot Do

TABOO cannot predict a fixed and fated future, it can predict a series of
events that may come to pass, if all the events and situations within the
reading continue on their path undisturbed and unhindered.

It will predict the answer to your question at the moment of the asking, if
you strive to overt the fated future, then the future as told may not come to
pass. TABOO does not so much try to predict but rather tries to assess the
quality of the feeling at the moment of the asking and predict the probable

Each moment has particular qualities attached to it and each moment has a
past, a present and a future. The past has lead up to this point, the future
will follow this point and will be based upon what has previously happened.
Our future is dictated by the past conditions and with the experience gained
from the past we select our futures.

The TABOO system in essence emulated this moment and presents the past,
present and future as a series of changes.

The future as revealed by the TABOO reading tends by experience to represent
a period of approximately six months, thus the cards preesent the future not
in a fated concrete way, but as a way to illustrate opportunities, motives and
hidden influences, some of which can fail to materialize due to changing

TABOO presents events as they may be or causes us to search our usually hidden
subconsciousness, where stark disturbing images of our future is revealed.


Taboo the Predictor

Because the ancient images which appear on the TABOO cartridge are connected
with our inner most fears, hopes and desires, they should be treated with a
kind of respect, this is not to assume they are sacred, but what they
represent is our innerselves and should be treated accordingly.

As per the ancient method of storage of Tarot cards in a square of black
silken cloth to free it from all stray influences and vibrations, black being
a neutral color, your TABOO cartridge has been covered in a black silken
velvet, a cloak of velvet to free the cartridge from outside inflence both
negative and positive. Whether this tradition has any significance is
obviously open to debate but should any such psychic vibrations try to operate
on your cartridge when not in use then this velvet will protect it's neutral
balance, promoting unbiased readings for all users.

Asl Taboo Your Personal Questions.

Taboo is best employed to answer questions about your personal fate or
fortune. You alone influence the placement of the cards. Your desting is the
subject which TABOO is prepared to describe. The future that TABOO sees is
yours to reveal.


How to Use Taboo

The process of selecting ten images from a series of seventy-eight is called
choosing a spread. When this has been accomplished, you are ready to read the
answer to your question.

When you have entered all of your personal details (the details of the
questioner) you are requested to enter a question for which you require an
answer, you may ask TABOO almost anything you wish to know and assuming the
question is reasonable then the cartridge will return to you its' predicted
outcome to your question.

An example question would be...


Once the question has been asked then the cartridge will allow you to shuffle
the images to your liking and then proceed to deal the images into the celtic
cross arrangement.

It is important for some kind of ritual to be acknowledged whilst intending to
use the TABOO cartridge to attune one's mind to the feeling of the images so
that during the shuffling period of the experience you will feel the way you
wish to shuffle and the cartridges will do so accordingly.

During the period you should concentrate upon the question you have asked of
they cartridge and exactly as the Tarot system, the TABOO cartridge will act
upon your input so that your inherent vibrations can adhere to the certain
images present in the cartridge.

The first card dealt will represent your person, the following ten will
represent the answer to your question, the ten positions, within the celtic
cross have been given traditional names to help us understand their
significance within the spread.

These are as follows:

1. Significator
2. Crossing Card
3. Crowning Card
4. Base of the Matter
5. Past Influences
6. Forthcoming Influences
7. Where one finds Oneself
8. Views of Others
9. Hopes & Fears
10. Final Outcome

The positional meaning of the cards are as follows:

1. Present position
2. Immediate influence
3. Goal or destiny
4. Distant past
5. Recent past events
6. Future influence
7. The questioner
8. Environmental factors
9. Inner emotions
10. The final result

6 1 5
2 8

Card 1. SIGNIFICAATOR, this covers him/her. This card represents the
circumstances or general atmosphere which surrounds the questioner, about the
question they have just asked.

Card 2. CROSSING CARD, this crosses him/her. This card shows the influences
working against or with the questioner and can be either of a good or bad

Card 3. CROWNING CARD, this crowns him/her. The crowning card shows influences
which will be brought to bare or influences which may come into being if
present trends are continued.

Card 4. BASE OF THE MATTER, this is beneath him/her. This shows the base of
the matter or problem relating to the question posed by the questioner and can
represent the hidden subconscious root of the problem or background to the

Card 5. PAST INFLUENCES, this is behind him/her. This card depicts the broad
sphere of events and influences which have existed in the distant past whose
culmination have lead up to the present situation.

Card 6. FORTHCOMING INFLUENCES, this is before him/her. This card shows the
effects or situations which will operate within the very near future.

Card 7. WHERE ONE FINDS ONESELF. This card shos the questioners present state
or attitude within surrounding circumstances.

Card 8. THE VIEWS OF OTHERS. The questioner is in the house of this card, this
represents the situation as it appears to others or the opinions of the
questioners close friends or relatives.

Card 9. HOPES AND FEARS. The hopes and fears card represents the inner
feelings, desires and dreads of the questioner or how he would or would not
like the situation to end or be fulfilled.

Card 10. FINAL OUTCOME, this is how it will be. This card contains the answer
to the questioners problem or question, it should be read with regards to all
the other cards laid before the questioner and in essence contains the answer

Should you find that you are unable to draw any conclusion from the cards
spread before you, then try again or leave the question open until another day
when you may be more physically recpetive to the cards.

TABOO is rather like a long distance telephone call or journey, occasionally
you will call and nobody is in or there is no reply, you will just have to
wait for another opportunity.


An Example Spread

Questioner: Young Girl aged 24 years, worried about the forthcoming driving
test, would like to know if she will pass first time.

DOB: 02:11:64


She shuffles the cards, very nervously.

The spread was as follows:

1. Significator - 7 of Coins, indicates that her present position was a time
of hard work and careful decisions were needed in order to reap rewards.

2. Crossing Card - 9 of Coins, illustrates that the influence acting upon her
now is a period of good luck or accomplishment.

3. Crowning Card - The World, her goal or destiny, would be reward of hard
work and perseverance.

4. The Base of the Matter - The Wheel of Fortune image dictates the
approaching end of a situation or problem.

5. Her Past Influences - Six of Wands, recent past events which have
previously lead to this point are conquest, triumph or gain.

6. Forthcoming Influences - The Hermit, in the near term she will experience
the search for knowledge, solitude or self-denial.

7. Her Present Influence - The Five of Wands shows where she fins herself at
the moment, which indicates suffering labor, struggle or strife with little

8. Views of Others - Four of Wands represents the completion of or profit from
a project.

9. Hopes and Fears - Three of Wands indicates an ability in business or
practical enterprises.

10. The Final Outcome - Two of Wands. The final outcome of the situation as
has been presented by all of the other cards viewed as a while will be
determined by her culmination of events revealed before, will be the
achievement of goals or needs.

Conclusion: Carole subsequently took her driving test and did indeed pass
first time as the cards so clearly indicated.


The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana is represented by a service of twenty-two cards whose
striking images portray that of a journey through life.

The journey has now come full circle and we may begin again.

'For all things that can be seen and all things that we know are re-born.'
Ext. from the latin 'Book of Mars' 738BC

The cards of the Major Arcana, each have been inscribed with evocative symbols
representative of each of the major stages of the journey.

No card is a beginning or an end in it's own right, no card is wholly good or
wholly evil. They are transitionary descriptions and images to display the
changing situations in life, the ever changing circle of events which shape
our lives and destiny in individual ways.

The culmination of effort of centuries of man years.

TABOO, The Sixth Sense


The Minor Arcana

The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana is divided into four suits, these are as


Each of the four suits is divided into fourteen cards.

The arrangement is not so dis-similar to that of the conventional playing card

The Minor Arcana tarot suits are numbered from one to ten surmounted by the
Page, Knight, Queen and King of that suit.

Each of the four suits has it's own particular type of general meaning these
are as follows:

WANDS represent enterprise, action, possibilities and change.

CUPS represent emotions, spiritual feeling, good and fortunate news.

SWORDS represent conflict, struggle, battling the odds, intellectual problems
and invention.

COINS concern material matters and problems, money matters.



TABOO will display the reading to the quesiton of your asking, assuming you
have a genuine problem or situation, but the reading gained may not be the
reading you wished to hear!

This may concern the actions of a loved one or other problem.

But do not be so foolish as to dismiss the answer completely, the truth may
haunt you forever, rather use the information you have been priviledged to
gain for your advantage or knowledge.

For all future situations as they present themselves are not yet fact, the
future shown is only as it may be if current circumstances continue along
their present course unhindered or the current situation prevails, any effects
may change your destiny or the destiny of others.




Today's Date_____________________________________________
Date of Birth_________________________________M/F________

Card Meaning
Personal Card

1. Significator Card

2. Crossing Card

3. Crowning Card

4. Base of the Matter

5. Past Influences

6. Forthcoming Influences

7. Where One Finds Oneself

8. Views of Others

9. Hopes & Fears

10. Final Outcome