I don’t know why, but I like reading about ritual magic, or “high magick”. I collect books on it. I just cracked open a book that I’ve had for a few years, Ritual Magic Workbook. It’s meant to be for self-starters on the magical path. In the Introduction, the author presents us with a visionary… Continue reading Ritual Magic
Under my business Soultales.net, I sell on Etsy. I sell three-card readings, i-Ching Readings, and now astrology charts. Above is my son’s chart. I have different types of readings when it comes to charts. One: Planets in houses. Quick one or two-liners. $25 Two: Planets in signs and houses. Same as above. $75 Three: Planets… Continue reading Available: Astrology Charts
So I’ve been getting the itch to write. I’ve written novels and a short book on Real Magic For Writers. I’ve written short stories, or vignettes (what are known as “flash fiction”), on my other blogs. Most of those stories are based in the City of Heroes/Villains world, so that could be considered Mary Sue… Continue reading Tarot Stories
“Don’t go there.” “Back off!” I’ve been thinking of this card and I’m not sure why. Depending on the deck, this is “I’m ready for a fight.” Some decks have it that it is the fight. (Starscapes, Linestrider, Witches’ Tarot, Mythic Tarot). Sometimes, the card has to be forced into the theme of the deck.… Continue reading Seven of Wands
When I did RI Comicon a few years ago, I read Tarot cards for $10. I made more money doing that than selling books. (I’ll never forget the disgusted look another author gave me when I told him that.) Mind you, I had only one book out at the time. Two years later, I moved… Continue reading Golden Lenormand Oracle
For some reason, these two cards confuse me. If you look at the surface of them in the RWS and Robin Wood deck, they look the same: Someone is taking away swords. For many years, I’ve used these cards interchangeably, “Someone is stealing something from/returning something to you.” But there’s more than that. The five… Continue reading 5 and 7 of swords
Not sure what to think of this deck yet. I like it for its diversity, and to see women in such powerful positions (mostly nude. Why are they always nude? Is it a pride thing?). I bought this deck years back (I think, though it was black and white). I didn’t care much for it,… Continue reading Motherpeace Tarot
What a stupid fucking book. I wanted rituals for women–yeah, I got that. After reading through bullshit of “What constitutes woman?” and “How do you handle the patriarchy of the different Orders?” I’m like, for fuck’s sake. I didn’t want a feminist treatise. But I got one, just the same. By the time the author… Continue reading The Woman Magician
One of the things about being a magician/magic worker is that you have to buy tools of the trade, and metaphysical stores know it. Local stores here overcharge for everything, compared with (of course) Amazon and now Etsy. Quartz points, that I use for quick cleansing and charging for my tarot cards, go upwards of… Continue reading $30 for a buncha rocks???!!!
I bought this deck as a companion to a 3-part Tarot series by the same author. I didn’t realize until I got it that it has a lot of Christian-influenced artwork. It didn’t seem to work with me.