I have been quiet on this blog for a while as it has been a busy and chaotic year so far (no shit.. says half the world)… but with the world chaos in mind, here is a blog about what I have been up to this year, with links to various new tarot resources, interviews and a new book release….. as if there was ever a time your divination skills needed sharpening, it is now!
At Quareia we had to make quite a lot of changes to our yearly schedule so we have moved our residential gatherings online – we have a month long series of online video debates and discussions for eligible students who are members of the Quareia online Porch community. Details of this community can be found on our landing page – just scroll down to find the information.
In honour of the ‘plague’ and various other crazy shit that has been happening this year, I have labelled the year “Revelations 2020’ . With the volatile astrological ‘weather’, thanks to Saturn and Pluto coming toe to toe for a stare down along with all their fellow planets gathered around for a scrum, it has been and continues to be a startling ‘wtf??’ year. And of course we in Britain are (once again) bracing for a Brexit impact that will very likely mean major changes to our way of life.
Here is my mental image for this year…. I am such an optimist…..
So with those happy thoughts, here are some things for you to play with.
A new Quareia Tarot Resource.This new resource has just uploaded to the Quareia website free books page
A Quareia worker and Dutch translator, Martien van Ee (www.quareiafriends.nl) has kindly gathered together in one coherent PDF, a series of tarot resources from my various writings and this can be found on Quareia’s Free Books page. This PDF document contains layouts from the Quareia course, from the LXXXI Quareia Magicians deck, and also from my latest book Tarot Skills for the 21st Century. This resource also contains key words from the Rider Waite deck and from the LXXXI Quareia Magicians deck.
The file is available for reading and for download for personal use only – it is fully copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without permission.
Thanks to Martien !!
Tarot Skills for the 21st Century
I brought out a new book this summer called Tarot for the 21st Century – Mundane and Magical Divination. It seemed an appropriate time to put a lot of information, layouts, reading techniques and analysis together for card divination, as one of the great ways to navigate your way through a very destructive time is to use divination to avoid the major calamities from smacking you in the face when it is not truly necessary.
I cannot say this strongly enough – Divination is one of the foundation stones of magical practice – without it, you will be flying blind in the face of danger.
Do you find it difficult doing readings? Failure is part of the process, so don’t let failure stop you – just keep plugging away until the light bulbs start to go on. Practice, practice, practice, along with good journals and taking notes from each important reading you do – that will start you on the path to being a really good tarot reader.
Excerpts from the book can be found on Quareia Publishing UK’s website
And the book is available on all internet retail outlets including amazon
Tarot is a very important tool at times like these, where everything from the playbook (war, famine, plague, political meltdown etc) is being thrown at us. What is also important is understanding the destructive process, and how we can navigate that process as safely and successfully as possible. I recently spent over 3 hours talking to Alex, the podcaster of Glitch Bottle on these subjects
Through the summer I did a couple of interviews on line. I discussed various topics around tarot and divination and answering readers questions with Reddit r/tarot which can be viewed here.
And I did an interview with Students of Franz Bardon online, talking about magical training, developing a magical course, and the magical life itself. The interview can be found here
The crazy ‘inner weather’ has not yet passed, and the results of the astrological catalysts we have been experiencing throughout this year will play out for years to come – our world is changing, and like all change it can be painful and difficult.
However, how you approach those difficulties can determine whether you just about survive them, or whether your roots and branches are nourished from the storm. You can emerge from the storms stronger, wiser, smarter and with a far more realistic understanding of the world around you. So chin up, wade through the shit, and let it fertilise your future!
And if anyone comes across a weird tomb or buried casket that has never been opened before, please don’t open it…kick some sand over it and tiptoe away quietly… I think enough has ‘climbed out of the box’ this year to last us a few decades.
And wordpress….. your new design is clever and works like a leaky diaper…. someone forgot the basics…..