Tarot and Ritual
Nov 20 2013

Tarot and Ritual

What are Rituals? Rituals—repetitive activities designed to calm the mind, focus intention, and attune the spirit—vary from reader to reader. Some readers think consulting the cards without engaging in a pre-reading ritual is dangerous—or even blasphemous. Others have no use for ritual at all. Rituals are optional—If you want to incorporate rituals into your reading […]

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Why do you want a Tarot Deck?
Nov 19 2013

Why do you want a Tarot Deck?

Now that thousands of Tarot decks are readily available to anyone with an Internet connection, a lot of beginners ask me, “Which deck should I buy?” Before making a recommendation, I always ask, “What do you want to do with Tarot?” Do You Just Want to Own a Deck? Some people want a deck but […]

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TarotTools Character Generator
Nov 18 2013

TarotTools Character Generator

Smash writer’s block with my Character Creation Template! With the free template and the following instructions, you’ll be creating characters (and more engaging stories) in record time. The Character Creation Template compresses a sophisticated random character generation system into a single piece of paper! The technology that makes this possible? Tarot cards — the most powerful […]

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Don’t be Spooked by the Word Occult
Nov 18 2013

Don’t be Spooked by the Word Occult

Occult is just a fancy word for hidden. Occult knowledge is hidden, secret, or forgotten knowledge. Occultists were scholars, mystics, and writers who sought out or authored information not widely available to others. Given that many carefully-guarded secret teachings have now been published to the web and indexed by Google, there’s very little truly occult […]

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The Hyper-Mysterious Lord Mark-a-Licious
Nov 17 2013

The Hyper-Mysterious Lord Mark-a-Licious

A widespread practice in the Tarot community continues to puzzle me: the adoption of “magickal names.” Go to any Tarot convention, and you’ll meet Master This and Lady That, Madame Star Whistle and Sister Flower Spirit. Others forego titles and choose one-word crunchy-sounding “Cher”-type monkiers, like CrystalShower and SummerGull. I confess the whole business of […]

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Why Bother with Tarot History?
Nov 16 2013

Why Bother with Tarot History?

You can even write a novel in Microsoft Word without knowing a thing about programming a word processor … By the same token, shuffling a Tarot deck requires no knowledge of its history.

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My Bright Idea Deck Called “Worst Tarot Deck of All Time”
Nov 14 2013

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Visual Brainstorming with Tarot Cards
Oct 17 2013

Visual Brainstorming with Tarot Cards

Want more ideas in less time? Want creative solutions for urgent problems? Want to define goals more quickly, achieve them more efficiently, and feel a greater sense of control and satisfaction while you work? A lot of my earlier books on Tarot were essentially books on using Tarot as a tool for visual brainstorming. If […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Use Tarot Cards as Brainstorming Tools
Oct 10 2013

Top Ten Reasons to Use Tarot Cards as Brainstorming Tools

10. Ignorance is Bliss. You don’t have to know a thing about Tarot or Tarot cards to get started. There’s nothing to memorize, and there are no complex techniques to learn. If you can look at pictures, you’re good to go. 9. All Work And No Play Crushes Creativity. People associate cards with games. When […]

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Extremes and Averages
Oct 03 2013

Extremes and Averages

When brainstorming and reading Tarot for yourself, it’s occasionally difficult to maintain your objectivity. Sometimes, we project our worst fears onto the cards. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the cards screaming about something negative my clients needed to recognize … only to have the clients say, “Looks like all sweetness […]

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