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
“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)
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
The assignment was to lay down three cards, and then to create an object based on those cards – something to keep close by when i am reading, to remind me of my connection to the craft of divination. What dropped? 6 Diamonds, 3 Spades, and 5 Hearts. My idea was to use six jewels or beads (diamonds) to adorn something of metal (spades), then … Continue reading a bell to mark my way
hi friends, i’m still really feeling the juiciness of the season. …we’ve gotten some nice rains now, the foliage on the deciduous trees where i live has turned orange and red, the earth is damp and rich-smelling, and the little green blades of grass are returning to the hills. plus, now that the time-change thing has happened, it’s so so dark! winter is really coming. … Continue reading making space for magic and ancestor work (a question for the cards)
Hi friends, As some of you know, my focus this month has been to “follow the rhythm”. This may sound abstract…. “rhythm” can be a metaphor for all kinds of things. But for me it’s been very literal. I’m a drummer. I want to drum more, and I want to share what I know about drumming with others. So the idea to “follow the rhythm” … Continue reading what the cards tell me about drumming