If you cruise the more metaphysically-minded corners of the internet, you may have recently been stumbling across references to something known as the Lionsgate Portal (or Lion’s Gate, depending on sources). This refers to an annual phenomenon in which believers say that our own Sun lines up in a profoundly beneficial way with the star … More What Is the Lionsgate Portal…?
This shot captures a bit of my meditation session last night… It was all about the Egyptian God, Anubis, and the crystal Carnelian, both of which are associated with psychopomp functions (i.e., ushering newly deceased souls into the Land of the Dead). I tried doing this visualization exercise of descending into the Earth to have … More Visualization Meditation
It’s easy to focus on all the differences that separate the RWS and Thoth decks from each other…but it also pays to celebrate the similarities once in a while, and to remember that Waite and Crowley both came up through the ranks of the Golden Dawn, and both loved a lot of the same source … More RWS and Thoth: Anubis!
A few days ago, I posted about this notion of The High Priestess serving as a sort of “Gatekeeper” who can allow passage through her pomegranate curtains to worthy seekers, where they will then suddenly find themselves in the landscape of the Moon card. We talked about this in the Tarot Toolkit course, and one … More Tarot: Gateway Cards, Part 2
Like some kind of conceptual ore, Mythology is a rich vein of material that runs mostly hidden through the bedrock of Tarot. In many ways, you don’t need to know any of it in order to be a skillful, happy, and fulfilled Tarot practitioner…but it can seriously enrich your Tarot game if you do enjoy … More Mythology in Tarot
Previous posts in this space have probably made it clear enough that I spend a fair-sized chunk of my time these days looking at astrological birth charts. The website I use for generating these has a set of defaults that it uses when cranking out a chart, but as a user, you can also gimmick … More What’s in a Name…?
A few weeks ago, I posted here in advance of my relocation of residence from one part of Los Angeles to another. I just wanted to give fair warning at the time that the consistency of my posts might take hits for a day or two, as my life weathered the necessary disruptions that go … More I might be somebody’s peer this week…
Since today is Tuesday, I thought I’d post a few drops of info about the Norse God for whom the day was named: the noble Tyr… As with the rest of the Norse pantheon, Tyr’s name varied slightly across several regions and over multiple time periods, but his Old English name was Tiw…and if you … More Tyr-drops…