The Fortuneteller as a Grave Digger

Yes, you heard that right, grave digger, not gold digger. Let me explain. Two days ago I was a grave digger. Or rather, I was exhuming a dead body. In a dream. I dreamt that my sister and I were deeply at work digging around my father’s coffin. The aim was to move him. AfterContinue reading “The Fortuneteller as a Grave Digger”

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Hoodoo magic with playing cards

This week Aradia Academy has opened registration for the Read Like the Devil series of foundation courses focussing on the Playing Cards module, a series that is taught by The Janitor, Bent Sørensen, this time around. He will present 6 video lectures based on my Playing Cards volume of the Read like the Devil trilogyContinue reading “Hoodoo magic with playing cards”

Dark duel: Algorab conjunct the Moon against some fancy gossipers

On the poetry of performing black magic on an excellent day, when the stars and the moon aligned just right.

This is how magic works

Yesterday EyeCorner Press and translator Oscar Díaz del Valle mutually agreed on the terms for the translation of my book, Marseille Tarot: Towards the Art of Reading, first published in 2014. This introduction to the Marseille Tarot is special to me, not only because it became a much beloved book by many, but also becauseContinue reading “This is how magic works”

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better” doesn’t work in divination

If we forget that divination is a technology in addition to being an interpretative art, we forget that there’s no difference between what a doctor does and what a magical healer does. Let me put it this way: would you go to a doctor who relishes his failures, or what’s worse, can’t even wait to fail better, and more, fall from all graces too because, well, it’s delicious?