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The Magician: Paying Attention

Filed in Devotionals by on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
The Magician: Paying Attention

In the earliest known Tarot decks, the Magican appears as the lowly “Bateleur.” Instead of a purple-robed master of mysteries, the Bateluer is a dusty roadside trickster. Instead of channeling the forces of Divine Will, he relies on charm and sleight of hand. His power over us has less to do with magic and more […]

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The Fool: Feeling Foolish

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The Fool: Feeling Foolish

My childhood church taught dancing was a sin. I took this to heart, and I never danced. As an adult, I outgrew that church. By then, though, the damage was done. I could not dance a step. I tried a few times: at a club, at a friend’s house, at a party. But I was […]

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The Fool: Leap of Faith

Filed in Devotionals by on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Fool: Leap of Faith

When I was twenty-eight, I faced a life-changing decision. In Jackson, MS, I met Clyde Parks. Becoming involved with this quiet, handsome man was a romantic dream come true. And then, out of the blue, I received a phone call from a college in Provo, Utah. Was I ready to make a professional dream come […]

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Three of Swords: Dealing with Disappointment

Filed in Devotionals by on October 5, 2014 0 Comments
Three of Swords: Dealing with Disappointment

The dessert that looks better than it tastes. The new shoes that pinch when worn all day. The romantic dinner that, despite our best effort, ends up charred and blackened. We deal with disappointments, large or small, every day. Some cut deeper than others: a best friend’s broken promise, the pay raise that never comes, […]

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Four of Swords: Being Still

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Four of Swords: Being Still

Did you get the groceries? Did you work this weekend to prove your dedication? Did you get to your daughter’s soccer game? Have you bought those school supplies? Did you check on dad? Rush, rush, rush! Even when our bodies are still, our minds are not. Have you read the headlines? Did you see that […]

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Two of Swords: The Power of Positive Thinking

Filed in Devotionals by on October 3, 2014 0 Comments
Two of Swords: The Power of Positive Thinking

Motivational gurus love to say, “Think and grow rich!” and “Meditate on success, and it will manifest!” They encourage us to make collages of flashy cars, giant yachts, and sprawling houses. By keeping our eyes on the prize, they tell us, we’ll earn those prizes faster. This approach sells a lot of books and workshops. But […]

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Three of Swords: Finish What You Start

Filed in Devotionals by on October 2, 2014 7 Comments
Three of Swords: Finish What You Start

A dozen or so unfinished novels litter my laptop’s hard drive. I carried most of those story ideas in my head for months, even years, before I started writing them down. I began each project with enthsiasm. But somewhere around 10,000 words, I abandoned them all. “I’ve got other things I need to work on […]

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Now in Print – A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings

Filed in Books by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Now in Print – A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings

I hadn’t planned to create a print version of A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings. But after several readers said they preferred printed reference books to ebooks of PDFs, I worked with the good folks at CreateSpace to put together a beautiful printed version of the book. Inside, you’ll find the same text and images […]

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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

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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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