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    Tarot Layers

      This is both an exercise and a way of reading the cards. As an exercise it is a very powerful way to learn to think about connections between cards and the way that influences meaning. As a way of reading the cards, this is particularly useful for large, complex and fluid situations where the questions can sometimes feel nebulous. I haven’t called this a ‘spread’ because the way tarot spreads are usually presented in books is quite rigid and fixed – this position is about such-and-such, and this one is about this other aspect. Some people might find it difficult for this reason, but part of the learning with…

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    Altered States – a tarot exercise

      We talk about altered states of consciousness a lot in the magical community and there is a tendency to assume that these are deep trances in which one is unassailable by outside world, or wild psychedelic trips brought about by heroic doses of psilocybin. The phrase ‘altered state of consciousness’ is, in fact, rather problematic: altered from what? And by how much? And what exactly is a ‘state’ when it comes to describing consciousness anyway? Largely we talk about altered states when we are looking for ways to get the mind to interact more intensely with the realm of the spiritual, the spirits, the imaginal, the archetypal. The tarot,…

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    Beginners Tarot Reading Workshop

    I am so happy to be sharing with you details of my coming Tarot Card Reading Beginners Workshop  On Saturday 29th September 2018 you are all welcome to join me for a session where we will get to know the tarot cards and start to read them for ourselves and others. The session takes place at the Strutts Centre in Belper, Derbyshire from 10am. Refreshments are included as well as take-home resources to help you deepen your intuition and to remember keywords and meanings. There will be opportunities to view and handle lots of different decks of cards as well as discounts on readings and future courses. All are welcome!…