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How to Create Characters (and Stories) with the Character Generation Tool

Filed in Techniques by on July 19, 2014 0 Comments
How to Create Characters (and Stories) with the Character Generation Tool

A reader asks, “I love the idea of your Character Generation Template, but have trouble understanding exactly how it works. Can you provide an example of how you’d use it to generate a character from scratch?”
I’m happy to! Tuck in, grab your favorite deck, and prepare to play along!

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Decks to Watch – The Fountain Tarot

Filed in Decks by on July 12, 2014 1 Comment
Decks to Watch – The Fountain Tarot

Here’s the first new, “coming soon” deck that has really excited me in a long time: The Fountain Tarot. http://www.fountaintarot.com The artwork’s being done by Jonathan Saiz, an established young artist with both an innate and scholarly grasp of sacred geometry; the book’s being written by his partner, Jason Gruhl, who did exhaustive research on […]

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Can You Help with My Next Book’s Title?

Filed in Advice by on July 10, 2014 6 Comments
Can You Help with My Next Book’s Title?

I’ve been getting wonderful letters from the first readers of A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings. Your support and comments have really inspired me, and because your insights are so valuable to me … … it occurred to me that I should ask your advice on this question: Would you be willing to help me […]

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Your Support Made the “Guide” #3 Tarot Book on Kindle Today!

Filed in Gratitude by on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Your Support Made the “Guide” #3 Tarot Book on Kindle Today!

Wow! Your support and enthusiasm for A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings made it the number three best-selling Tarot book on Kindle today! I really appreciate your support, and I promise to channel that into creating more practical, useful, and affordable tools for the Tarot tribe. Remember: this book already belongs to you! I’ve released it […]

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My Latest Book Belongs to You!

Filed in Books by on July 6, 2014 0 Comments
My Latest Book Belongs to You!

I’ve written a detailed, comprehensive book called A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings. But here’s the real news: I’ve released the text of this book into the public domain, so it’s free for anyone to use in any way. You can integrate the content into iOS and Android apps, your own books, or your own classroom […]

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Tarot Everywhere: XKCD and The Fool

Filed in Tarot Everywhere by on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Tarot Everywhere: XKCD and The Fool

I love XKCD, a web-comic that pairs profound ideas with very simple graphics. A recent post, “Jump,” captures both the Fool’s eagerness to “take a leap of faith” and the Fool’s precarious position on the Path in a delightful way:

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Tarot and Ritual

Filed in Techniques, Terms by on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
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?

Filed in Tips by on November 19, 2013 2 Comments
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

Filed in Tools by on November 18, 2013 3 Comments
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

Filed in Terms by on November 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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