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”
Category Archives: Playing cards
The fortuneteller as a grey eminence
The fortuneteller as a grey eminence is about mastering what she does, not about making others feel good about their predicaments.
“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?
The simplest lesson in cartomancy
How to read playing cards so you won’t loathe your fortunetelling business.
THE NUMBER ONE
When students send you their best, and you talk about love at first sight on more levels than just the one.
THE BEST AND THE WORST IN CLASSICAL FORTUNETELLING
What do you know about classical fortunetelling that doesn’t come from books?
BRIDGES: 4 LESSONS OF THE SUITS
Allhallowtide, including All Saints’ Day and Halloween, is a great time to think about bridges. There are crossings over. While we tend to think of it as a way of getting a sense of the ‘other’, or a sense of ‘over there’ versus ‘over here,’ it may well be a good idea to think ofContinue reading “BRIDGES: 4 LESSONS OF THE SUITS”
HOW YOU KNOW YOU’RE A CARTOMANCER
Honoring the spirit of cartomancy.
How to celebrate your birthday.
THE METHOD THAT WILL MAKE YOU A GOOD CARD READER
A good method has to be true, not fancy.
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