Step through the doors of Mandrake Academy . . . where you will don the robes of a magical apprentice and learn from your instructor—the tarot. Featuring gorgeous, intricately rendered digital artwork by John J. Blumen, this wonderfully unique tarot deck presents a full course in basic magic while teaching you the timeless art of reading the cards.
Progress through the 78-card Rider-Waite-based deck and explore twenty-two enjoyable lessons, as taught by the Empress, professor of herbal magic; the Hierophant, professor of mythology; and other traditional figures who hail from the Major Arcana.
—Gain skills in spellcasting, herbalism, runes, astrology, astral travel, shapeshifting, and other essential topics
—Practice four schools of elemental magic, represented by the four suits of the Minor Arcana: fire, water, air, and earth
For a study guide and more, visit www.WizardsTarot.com.
The Wizards Tarot is also available as an app for the iPhone and the iPad. Click here for details.
Taking the old adage “you are what you eat” to new perspectives, the Epicurean Tarot Recipe Cards are chock full of recipes to nourish not only your body, but also your mind and spirit. Cards may also be used for traditional tarot readings! This oversized deck is packaged in a deluxe display box.
Once reserved for mystics and seers, the tarot is one of the best tools for boosting your creativity and shifting your imagination into high gear. Famous authors such as John Steinbeck and Stephen King have used the tarot deck to tap into deep wells of inspiration, and you can enliven your own writing the same way—whether you craft short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction, or even business proposals.
This book on reading tarot cards and applying them to your writing will guide you through each stage of the creative process, from fleshing out a premise to promoting a finished work. Enhance your storytelling technique through over 500 enjoyable writing prompts, exploratory games for groups and individuals, tarot journaling, and other idea-stimulating activities that call upon the archetypal imagery and multi-layered symbolism in the tarot. Infuse flair and originality into your work as you learn to:
• Interpret symbols, myths, and learn to read all seventy-eight cards in the tarot card deck
• Use classic tarot layouts and spreads to structure your story
• Brainstorm story ideas and develop dialogue and plot
• Create detailed settings, powerful scenes, and dynamic characters
• Overcome writer’s block and breathe new life into existing projects
As a writer, you hold the power of creation in your hands. By exploring the tarot and incorporating it into your writing practice, you will set your creative potential soaring to new heights.
Enhance your storytelling with the cosmic drama of the stars.
The nighttime sky has inspired writers and astrologers alike to spin stories on the strands of starlight. Discover that inspiration for your own creative writing in Astrology for Writers, the essential guide to understanding the core concepts of astrology—the planets, signs, and houses—and discovering how they correspond to the elements of fiction.
Unleash your creativity with a wide range of ideas that help you add astrology to your writing practice. Learn how to use the planets for characters, the signs of the zodiac for plot and themes, and the houses of the horoscope for settings. Develop unique characters based on mythic archetypes, use astrological imagery and symbolism for your descriptions and dialogue, and put theory into practice with writing prompts and examples. Invite the gods and goddesses of astrology to enter your writing and share their stories through you.
Written and Illustrated by Pamela Corinne Colman Smith;
Rediscovered, Republished, and Annotated by Corrine Kenner
Lost for almost a century, “Susan and the Mermaid” is the rediscovered tale of a magic ring, an underwater kingdom, and a wise old woman who knew how to make her granddaughter’s dreams come true. It’s a tale that rivals “Alice in Wonderland” for imagination … and it was written and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith, whose own life story reads like a work of fiction.
Smith was an author, artist, and storyteller who divided her time between London, New York, and the island of Jamaica. During the early 1900s, she traveled with some of the world’s most famous writers and performers, including poet and playwright William Butler Yeats, popular actress Ellen Terry (the Elizabeth Taylor of her day), and Bram Stoker, the author of “Dracula.”
Smith published three books by the time she was twenty, and her work won critical acclaim around the world. True fame and fortune eluded her, though, and she died virtually unknown in 1951. Twenty years after her death, however, an old card deck she created was republished, and millions of modern tarot enthusiasts were welcomed into Smith’s world of magic, mystery, and metaphysics.
“Susan and the Mermaid” offers a new and unexpected glimpse into that realm, where the border between reality and fantasy blurs, and ethereal creatures lead ordinary people into extraordinary adventures.
This story first appeared in the Christmas 1912 edition of “The Delineator,” a magazine for mothers and their children. This version reproduces the original text and images, just as they looked at the time. This book also takes the discovery a step further, by offering a close-up look at the dozens of full-color illustrations Smith painted to accompany the story.
“Susan and the Mermaid” is a treasure recovered from the vaults of history. It’s a gift from the past, from an artist who lives on in the words and pictures she left behind.
Some call tarot a tool for meditation and self-development. Others claim these seventy-eight cards offer a glimpse of the future. So, which is right?
According to Corrine Kenner, all of the above! Practical, fun, and easy-to-use, this guide will show you how to combine wisdom from the cards with your intuition and common sense to achieve a new understanding of the past, present, and future. Kenner introduces the basics—why tarot works, its colorful history, spreads, ethics, giving readings—along with practical techniques for timing predictions and enhancing your psychic skills. The personality of each card is brought to life through myth and legend, numerical and astrological symbolism, and keywords gleaned from legendary occult scholars. You’ll soon learn how to read these classic images and, with practice, divine meaning from signs and symbols in everyday life, too.
Crystals for Beginners makes it easy to learn about crystals and how to use their positive energy in a variety of practical ways. This friendly introductory guide explores crystal magic, folklore, and wisdom. It features an alphabetical guide to crystals, along with advice on collecting, cleansing, and charging them. Handy reference charts help you quickly find information on birthstones, zodiac stones, precious metals, and more. You can empower, clarify, and illuminate your life with the help of these beautiful gems.
—Balance body, mind, and spirit
—Calm and center emotions
—Tap into inner wisdom
—Amplify and focus energy
—Experience richer dreams
—Develop intuition and creativity
For centuries, the love-struck, lovesick, and lovelorn have consulted the tarot-a tradition still thriving today. Tall Dark Stranger makes it easy for anyone to explore matters of the heart through tarot.
Corrine Kenner’s tour of the tarot begins with its colorful, romantic history. She goes on to describe the deck itself-explaining its structure, suits, symbolism, archetypes, and astrological associations-while relating its special significance in love and relationships. The second part of the book is devoted to the nitty-gritty of tarot readings: choosing a deck, preparing for a reading, asking appropriate questions, timing events, and interpreting cards and spreads. By the end of the book, readers will have a powerful edge in conquering the ever-mysterious ways of love.
Our world is filled with mystery, magic, and the bizarre, making the expression “truth is stranger than fiction” a phrase that everyone knows. In Strange But True, Corrine Kenner and Craig Miller have selected some of the most amazing true stories from the pages of FATE magazine, and presented them in a way that will startle, thrill, and fill you with a sense of wonder about the universe.
When ordinary people experience the extraordinary, it changes them forever. The reports in Strange But True (over 130 of them) document some of these amazing, life-altering events. You’ll get every vivid, uncanny detail from actual witnesses about their eerie encounters with the unknown such as:
·Ghosts, apparitions, and other mysterious creatures of the spirit realm
·Miraculous healings and remarkable recoveries
·Incredible coincidences (or are they bursts of synchronicity?)
·Dreams that foretold the future
·Cases of reincarnation and visits from the dead
·Astounding oracles and weird fortunetellers
Each one of the stories in Strange But True is sworn to be a factual event, but each one also goes deeper than the physical shock and surprise of the bizarre. The events in Strange But True changed people’s lives. Reading about them may help you find a new direction, a new path, and maybe even new hope for your life, too.
Whether you’re a true believer, a doubting debunker, or are somewhere in between, Strange But True will definitely delight and amaze you with the nature of the human spirit and the vast potential of experience we all can have. Strange But True is must reading for everyone.
A tarot journal can help you learn more about the cards, but it can also teach you a great deal about yourself. Beginning tarot students are advised to keep a tarot journal, and many experienced tarot readers are devoted to the practice. The only book of its kind, Tarot Journaling covers everything needed to create, keep, and preserve a personal tarot journal.
Readers will discover hundreds of ideas to inspire and enliven their tarot journals, including considerations when choosing journaling materials, how to save time when recording readings, techniques for getting past writer’s block, tips for turning negative energy into a positive brainstorming tool, and innovative ideas for protecting privacy. Tarot Journaling offers readers the tools to record and reflect upon the stories told by the cards-the stories of our lives.