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After requesting the reading of your choice, you will receive an email asking for some times when you would like to have your reading.  Once the reading is scheduled you will be sent a PayPal invoice.  On the day and time of the reading, Paul will send you a Google Hangouts link that will enable you to see and hear the reading.  The camera alternates between the tarot spread and Paul.  If your computer does not have a microphone, Paul can use his smart phone to hear you.

Paul will greet you and begin the reading with the deck that you chose.  The ten card tarot reading is the Celtic Cross but with the cards laid out in two rows of five instead of the conventional spread.  Paul will lay out the first eight cards.  After those are discussed, the last two cards are revealed and explored one at a time.  Due to their special import!


Dr. Torpor is the creation of Paul D. Polychronis, Ph.D., ABPP, a board certified counseling psychologist, with three decades of clinical experience and fourteen articles published since 2015.  Paul's knowledge from the field of psychology enriches readings with helpful information and guidance (what Dr. Torpor calls, in a good natured way, "scientific twaddle").

Paul was inspired to do tarot readings as the character Dr. Torpor by the 1965 British horror movie Dr. Terror's House of Horrors.  Paul is fascinated by the history, tremendous depth, and powerful archetypes of the tarot.  Dr. Torpor also does videos, including brief horror host vignettes of great horror films.

Having appeared at horror conventions and other events, Dr. Torpor also enjoys materializing at times and locations by request.


Dr. Torpor - Eternally interpreting the infinite.

Dr. Torpor endorses The Vintage Horror Tarot deck created by Jessica DeFelice.  This morbidly beautiful Tarot deck is often featured in photographs of Dr. Torpor.   It is currently sold out but if you politely ask her minion, Shoggothassembly, he... she... it... might make you a set.

For those possessing intestinal fortitude, Dr. Torpor also recommends the Ritual Abuse Tarot deck from the diabolically creative mind of Ryan Sheffield.  You may share his tormented visions by seeking him at

More coming soon!


Paul revealing the infinite unto a canine querent. Note the mystical halo manifestation around the dog's head, not to be confused with a stationary recumbent exercise bicycle.

Perceptive Querent's portrayal of Dr. Torpor's tricyclic aura.


"Heaven but the vision of fulfilled desire,
And hell the shadow of a soul on fire,
Cast on the darkness into which ourselves,
So late emerged from, shall so soon expire"

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

"Sitting usually involves locating the posterior portion of the anatomy upon a flat horizontal surface."

Stay tuned for more astonishing observations!


Dr. Torpor

Be wary of the Hollow Days!

Dr. Torpor