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    Deck Review – The Edgar Allan Poe Tarot by Rose Wright and Eugene Smith

    Deck Review The Edgar Allan Poe Tarot Created by Rose Wright Illustrated by Eugene Smith Published by Llewellyn Publications Published September 8, 2020 288 page book     The Edgar Allan Poe Tarot is exactly what you would expect: a beautiful kit dramatically illustrated, complete with all the fog and candlelight and horror and mystery associated with Poe’s work. The 5 3/4 inch by 8 1/2 inch box, the work of art containing this vibrantly colored kit, is sturdy with a magnetic closure and a full-color glossy finish. The image on the front of the box is Poe himself. The back of the box has a brief destruction of the…

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    Exclusive Interview with Author Madame Pamita

    Madame Pamita Talks About Slavic Magic and Baba Yaga, the Slavic Witch of the Woods   “If you follow the guidance within you, you get led to do the right things,” said Madame Pamita, author of “Baba Yaga’s Book of Witchcraft: Slavic Magic from the Witch of the Woods,” which was reviewed here last month. She has, and amazing things have happened. “My mom bought me a tarot deck when I was ten years old. She grew up in a magical household. We lived in a magical household. Albeit, it was Catholic magic. You go to church and you light a candle and you’d make a wish or a prayer.…

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    Book Review – The Language of Tarot: A Proven System for Reading the Cards by Jeannie Reed

    Book Review The Language of Tarot: A Proven System for Reading the Cards by Jeannie Reed Published by Llewellyn Publications Published September 8, 2019 221 pages     The Language of Tarot is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a glossy finish full color front cover showing the book’s title and The Fool of the Major Arcana, and a back cover containing a description of the book and a brief bio of Jeannie Reed. The book has 221 pages with a nice-sized black print on sturdy off-white paper. I’ve already made some pencil notes in this book; the paper encourages that. The Language of Tarot begins…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Relative Tarot by Carrie Paris and Tina Hardt

    Tarot Deck Review The Relative Tarot by Carrie Paris and Tina Hardt Published by Weiser Books Published on November 8, 2021 78 cards, 94 page guidebook     The Relative Tarot: A Guidebook for the Diligent Diviner is created, illustrated and written by Carrie Paris (copyright 2020 and 2021 by Carrie Paris) along with Tina Hardt, and published by Weiser Books, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, 65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950. The Relative Tarot comes in a sturdy 5 ¼” by 7 ¼” magnetic closure box with a matte sepia- toned finish, and a beautiful vintage image on the cover, with card images and a deck…

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    Book Review – Tarot in Motion: A Handbook to Embody Wisdom Through the Cards by Miriam Jacobs

    Book Review Tarot in Motion: A Handbook to Embody Wisdom Through the Cards by Miriam Jacobs Published by Red Feather Published on October 19, 2021 128 pages     Tarot In Motion: A Handbook to Embody Wisdom through the Cards is by Miriam Jacobs, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310. Copyright 2021 by Miriam Jacobs. Tarot in Motion is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a matte finish full color front cover showing the book’s title and a back cover containing a description of the book. It contains 128 pages with black…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The 9 of Pentacles & The Empress     This month, we will examine two cards that seem to have similar messages, with the intention of discovering more subtle meanings. We will mix the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana as we compare The Empress and the 9 of Pentacles. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at…

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    Spiritually Based Card Readings with The Gaelic Lenormand by Diana Clark

      My interest in learning Lenormand began early on. At the age of fourteen, I began reading Lenormand cards — cards that were passed down through several generations from the German side of my family. I feel fortunate to be part of a card reading lineage – a continuation of a legacy of mystical women. Since those early days of reading, I have increased in wisdom and spiritual awareness. From where I now stand, the importance of Divine Spiritual connection deepened my ability and is immersed within my reading style.     I am based outside of Seattle Washington, with a clientele that spans the globe. I describe myself as…

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    Book Review – The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Tarot: Your Handbook to Reading and Intuiting the Tarot by Cassie Uhl

    Book Review The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Tarot Your Handbook to Reading and Intuiting the Tarot by Cassie Uhl Publisher: Rock Point 184 Pages Publication Date: October 18, 2021     The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Tarot: Your Handbook to Reading and Intuiting the Tarot by Cassie Uhl, founder of the Zenned Out series, published by Rock Point, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 142 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Copyright 2021 by Quarto Publishing Group, USA Inc., and text and illustrations copyright 2021 by Cassie Uhl. Practical Tarot Techniques is a 6 inch by 8 inch hard cover book with a matte finish…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Entanglement Tarot by Sarah McMenomy

    Tarot Deck Review The Entanglement Tarot by Sarah McMenomy Publisher: Laughing Cat Publishing 78 Card Deck & 56 Page PDF Guidebook Publication Date: August 2021     The Entanglement Tarot kit comes in a very sturdy 3 inch by 3 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch cardboard box with a gift-box style lid.  The box has a black matte finish with card images on the lid, and a brief description of the deck and the link for the Entanglement Tarot Guidebook on the back.  The cards are hexagram in shape, 1 1/2 inches per side, with a matte finish, black for the background and colors for the card name and…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Hierophant & The Devil     Let’s look at an interesting pairing this month, and compare The Hierophant with The Devil. Not everyone is comfortable examining at The Devil, but there are interesting similarities between these two cards. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”)…