The Tower Card

Welcome to … The Tower. “Barn’s burnt down – Now I can see the moon.” Mizuta Masahide   After facing the Devil’s insight into the chains that bind us, breaking free and dancing with their shadows, the Fool enters the realm of the Tower. From one kind of darkness into another, s/he journeys to the …

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The Devil

Our lovely Fool continues their path along the Major Arcana Journey full of joy and tempered alchemical love only to encounter the deep, dark shadows of the Devil. Ah, the mysterious, unpopular and misunderstood creature of the past thousands of years. When the Fool arrives at the craggy mountain of the Devil, s/he discovers old …

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Temperance Card

Temperance ~ on the Major Arcana Journey The Fool continues along their journey moving deeper into the mysteries of the Tarot. Following Death, a cycle completes and the path becomes a way to access higher aspects of our Soul’s journey. At number fourteen, Temperance marks the transition into final seven cards, moving into the realms …

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Justice Card

Welcome to the week of Justice! The Fool encounters the card of balance and decision making in card number eleven, Justice of the Major Arcana Journey. Here s/he meets the wise feminine figure draped in red robes who holds a set of scales symbolizing finding the right balance. After the Wheel of Fortune has turned, …

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The Strength Card

Welcome to our next phase of the Major Arcana Journey: the Strength Card, card number eight (or eleven) in the journey. This is the card of inner power and resourcefulness which reminds us of our own center and place in the Universe. In the classic Waite card, a woman strokes a lion which shows that …

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Forty Insights.

I wanted to write something useful…something insightful but instead there’s an echo in my heart and it’s a thousand flitting memories that flicker in the strange dark glow of emotions, washed with the blue of time that passes like clouds changing shape, rearranging this curious aging… I dreamed of ancient women illustrated on handmade rice …

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Pele’s Pa’oa: The Power of the Fire Stick

For the inhabitants of the Big Island, hardly a week passes without mention of Pele, the island’s personal goddess of the Kilauea volcano and fiery keeper of the lands in Puna and Ka’u district. Mysterious, exciting, passionate and powerful stories abound describing Pele, known as the goddess of fire and lava, She-Who-Shapes-the-Sacred-Land in ancient Hawaiian chants. …

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Bridges of Impossible Love

This month I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a Shaman Conference themed “Manifesting Bridges of Impossible Love” to both participate and present my work on Self-Marriage. This gathering, the 7th Annual Shamanic Conference hosted by the Sacred Circle of Great Mystery Shamanic Society, was an incredibly rich, creative and transformative experience led by Jean-Luke …

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