TAROT TIP: Consider Kabbalah

Even though Tarot is a rich, deep system that’s absolutely chock-full of multilayered symbolism, this doesn’t stop Tarot fans from trying to map additional systems onto it in an effort to wring even more meaning from its sublime framework. You can find decks and books in which Tarot people have done their best to weave Astrology into … More TAROT TIP: Consider Kabbalah

Kabbalah and Tarot

TAROT TIP It’s pretty common knowledge that if you want to, you can mix Astrology into your Tarot practice. They’re two very different systems, but if you settle on some linkages to connect the symbols of one with the symbols of the other, then using them together can actually enrich your practices with both. The … More Kabbalah and Tarot

Big Spreads vs. Little Spreads

When I was first learning Tarot, I felt like the Celtic Cross spread was kind of being shoved down my throat. It was like, “Oh, you have to learn the CC. It’s pretty much THE spread!” Which made me want to *not* learn it. But also…at 10 cards, it’s pretty damn big. You can get … More Big Spreads vs. Little Spreads

Tarot Tip: On Adding Other Metaphysical Systems…

♈️ Once you start studying Tarot, you’ll quickly realize that it’s become common practice to use other metaphysical systems in conjunction with it. Some of the cards in the RWS even tell you this outright if you know what to look for, and where to find it. ♉️ ♊️ For one example, concepts drawn from Astrology … More Tarot Tip: On Adding Other Metaphysical Systems…

Emanate with me…

I’m kind of fascinated with this doctrine called Emanationism.  To emanate means to flow forth out of something, and the idea behind this doctrine is that there’s a sort of Universal Absolute — let’s call it “the Godhead” — and the rest of Creation flows forth from out of it.  There’s this timeless, spaceless state … More Emanate with me…

Correspondence Course

One of the things I like about Occultism is that it comes in many flavors.  Some people like to specialize, but I tend to prefer sampling lots of different things.  I love a buffet… Occultism offers just that kind of buffet, too: if I’m permitted to lump fields under the “Occult” umbrella fairly freely, then … More Correspondence Course

“I bring you fire…”

So yesterday I mentioned how two books were responsible for launching me into a worldview that embraces the transmundane.  I talked about the first of those books: Ask Your Guides, by Sonia Choquette.  That blog entry is still fresh — still cooling off, even! — so I don’t want to repeat any of it again … More “I bring you fire…”