Archive for December 2018

On Winter Solstice

Dec 21st, 2018 | By

Happy Winter Solstice!  In honor of this beautiful day, I offer you a short reverie on the beauty and power of the shortest day of the year: It is the darkness that brings light.  Even on the darkest night of the year, the longest, we have the stars to cast their brightness on this earth,

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Lessons in Magic – The course with Philip Carr-Gomm

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

Psychologist and magician Philip Carr-Gomm has created a fabulous online course called Lessons in Magic.  It is based on his 2017 book, Lessons in Magic: A Guide to Making Your Dreams Come True. (See my review of the book in the blog entry for 31st October 2018.)  This course is a natural extension of the

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The anniversary of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

Dec 14th, 2018 | By

Today is anniversary of the publication of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck. It is the most influential tarot deck design and the talented artist who drew the images, occultist Pamela Colman Smith, was a woman of colour. Geraldine Beskin of The Atlantis Bookshop in London wrote this entry in the Moon Books community book Every Day

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