when i come upon something i love, i want to go deeper. when i want to go deeper, i find it helps to share the thing i love with others. so it is with drumming, and so it is with reading cards “like the devil”. my teacher, Camelia Elias (who teaches tarot, the Zen way) recently published this new piece on Patheos. It’s about Justice, … Continue reading motion, emotions, and quietly sitting by.
For I am Oya! Who knows how to calm me down knows how to prosper. -Ifa (from Oya; in praise of an African Goddess, by Judith Gleason) Some nights are quiet. Some nights are for lighting candles and opening up to inspiration. Tonight it’s raining (hallelujah), and since i’m not on fb these days, i find myself wondering about what books to read. I have … Continue reading Oya & nine cards
hi loves, i hope this message finds you well. it’s turned windy and cold here in my neck of the woods. the shade cloth above my trailer is flapping all around, making quite a ruckus. my cat sits on my desk, looking out the only window that’s accessible to him, meowing and flipping his tail about, head darting this way and that. his ears twitch … Continue reading come together (it’s cold outside and i’m saying hello)
“Powerful magic has little to do with our calculations. Powerful magic begins with the act of surrendering.” – Camelia Elias (The Oracle Travels Light; Principles of Magic With Cards) At the end of last year, i did a couple of readings for the year to come. (happy new year, btw. i’m still easing my way in to 2018. how are you doing?) Both of the … Continue reading artful surrendering (and happy new year loves)
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Yesterday I sent out my monthly missive, The Art of Reading, to the many magical souls who follow my work and my words. In my monthly letters I give people a specific idea to think about, and a cartomatic practice or ritual work with. As I got word that my suggested 3-card reading yesterday is very useful for the solstice ritual,… Continue reading THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE MAD
i awoke around 5am this morning, and rather than fight my way back to sleep i got up. on my mind, somehow in the night, was Ifa and a book written by nicholaj de mattos frisvold in my dream i was telling someone about this book. life philosophies, mythologies, and so on. it all circles back to Ifa, clearly. at least it was so in … Continue reading sleepless, with Ifa and Leonor Fini
what is it about these damn Tarot cards? i’m so obsessed. especially with the Tarot de Marseille. especially this “Playing Marseille” deck (Marseille trumps paired with playing cards. eeee!) because i love symbols. i love how old the practice is. i love thinking about my French ancestors who were card readers (…du sang, ou bien de l’affinité…) but mostly i just really, really enjoy looking … Continue reading a question the cards asked me