The Sidewayz Tarot by Roxi Sim-Hermsen and Jade Storm

The Sidewayz Tarot by Roxi Sim-Hermsen and Jade Storm

Each Tarot deck has its own body, soul and spirit. While one may choose to purchase a particular deck instinctively, love at first sight, it takes time and patience to learn a deck and get into its groove.
The body of a deck is represented by its aesthetic content, its particular artwork and design. The “eyecatcher”, as the professionals call it. Once a deck appeals to our taste and standards, an emotional connection is established, and that’s how we get in touch with the soul of the deck.
The third step is the most challenging. Discovering the spirit of a deck requires dedication and conscious effort. It is about learning and understanding how each deck works and how we can make the most out of it. While most modern decks are knowingly or by simple mechanical copying are based on the traditional Golden Dawn system, some choosing the Waite-Smith, others the Crowley-Harris pattern, there are also notable exceptions. Read more The Sidewayz Tarot by Roxi Sim-Hermsen and Jade Storm

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The Moonatic series

Now there are four similar but not identical versions of the Moonatic available: https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karpathy
I made the dots smaller, the colour is lighter, and they are denser as in the original edition.
If you want to keep a diary or a Tarot journal, it can be a nice option. My recommendations are Read more The Moonatic series

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Esoteric Tarot a series of 29 books

Esoteric Tarot Vol 1 and 2

I have this insanely ambitious project to write and publish a series of 29 books about the Esoteric Tarot.
After serious consideration, I concluded that the best size for these books is the standard US Trade, 6×9 inches, respectively 152×229 millimetres.
The first volume is called “Initiatory Manual” and consist of theoretical and practical guidelines about the Tarot and its connection with Astrology, Numerology, Kabbalah, Alchemy, and the Fourth Way. It will be your Read more Esoteric Tarot a series of 29 books

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The good, the bad and the ugly

Speaking about the “wickedness in the world”, Genesis 6 relates that “the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.” As a result of this Read more The good, the bad and the ugly

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Creative writing

MOOATIC Guide and Journal

Gene Fowler joked, “writing is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”

As a writer, just as important as your final product is the process by which that product is created and completed. Like in any creative process, you will need to develop a specific toolbox that makes the work process smoother and increases efficiency. Your toolbox includes skills, techniques and strategies. Your writing style is just as important as organising work or from where you get your inspiration. While it is important to Read more Creative writing

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Keeping a diary

MOOATIC Guide and Journal

Allegedly, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, stepping for the first time on the Moon on 20 July 1969, uttered, “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Keeping a diary is a small step for mankind but one giant leap for you.
What are you going to write in your journal is entirely up to you.
You can write, you can draw, you can be explicit or vaguely abstract, you can be yourself. Moreover, you can Read more Keeping a diary

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The mystical Moon

Bram Stoker wrote, “Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplated by men’s eyes because they know -or think they know- some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explains not, then it says there is nothing to explain”.

Very few people are aware that the ancient Mesopotamian Moon-gods were masculine. Semitic tribes Read more The mystical Moon

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Il Matto

Karpathy-Smith Tarot The Fool

“The clown figure has had so many meanings in different times and cultures. The jolly, well-loved joker familiar to most people is actually but one aspect of this protean creature. Madmen, hunchbacks, amputees, and other abnormals were Read more Il Matto

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Moonatic Guide and Journal (book)

I am very excited as “Moonatic Guide and Journal” is my first (self) published book available now exclusively at Lulu:
PURCHASE YOUR COPY HERE: www.lulu.com
The book is divided into two parts. The first part is called “the guide.” The guide Read more Moonatic Guide and Journal (book)

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Angel and Occult Tarot by Travis McHenry and Rockpool

The Angel-Evoking Tarot, respectively the Demon-Possessed Tarot, have been self-published in 2018 following successful Kickstarter campaigns. The Angelic Tarot gathered 1,103, while the Demonic 722 backers. In 2020, the Australian Rockpool Publishing revamped these two decks, and in an all-new presentation, brought them to a new life.
In the Book of Thoth, Aleister Crowley noted, “each card is, in a sense, a living being; and its relations Read more Angel and Occult Tarot by Travis McHenry and Rockpool

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