My Favorite Crystal Healing Techniques

I obviously like rocks.  I can feel the “buzz”, which certainly helps in this field. Over the years I have explored many ways to interact with stone energies.  The following techniques are among my favs. 1) Crystal Grids:  This would have to be my most favorite way to work with stones.  This is fairly advanced work, […]

Fooling with the Deck: Week 8 to 11: The Four Two’s (2)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck:  A DIY Journey through the Tarot. What do the two’s represent in playing cards? The two of each suit is also known as the “deuce”. The word derives from the Latin duo, meaning two. Deuce itself comes from […]

Fooling with the Deck: Week 7: The High Priestess (2)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck:  A DIY Journey through the Tarot. (An early 18th century Popess card, from the Jean Dodal version of the Tarot de Marseille, after which most 19th century esoteric decks were based.) The High Priestess was formerly known as […]

Fooling with the Deck: Week Three to Six: The Four Aces (1)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck:  A DIY Journey through the Tarot. Before reading about the four aces, you may want to read the introduction to the pip cards. As discussed previously in the Magician card, the number 1 paradoxically represents the lowest and […]

Fooling with the Deck: Week Two: The Magician (1)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck:  A DIY Journey through the Tarot. (18th century Magician card, from the Jean Dodal version of the Tarot de Marseille, after which most 19th century esoteric decks were based.) The Magician depicts a colorfully dressed street performer, holding a […]

Fooling with the Deck: Week One: The Fool (0)

(A 15th century Fool card, from the Jean Dodal version of the Tarot de Marseille, after which most 19th century decks were based.) Much of the Fool’s symbolism originates in its name and imagery, directly related to its original function in the game of tarot. The tarot began as a deck for a trick taking […]

Fooling with the Deck: A DIY Journey Through the Tarot

(The Fool card on a split ammonite fossil.  Both are symbols of the spiritual journey.) Join us each week as we attune to a different Tarot card, exploring both its traditional meanings and insights from your own guidance.  The cards will be grouped by their number, helping us understand the 19th century models of Tarot […]

Fooling with the Deck: The Sequence of the Cards for Study

(The Fool in the Minchiate deck. A cousin to the Tarot with additional trump cards.) The following article gives instructions on the sequence of cards covered for this free, self-study tarot series, “Fooling with the Deck”, by Christopher Lee Matthews of Enter the Earth. Where does the symbolism of the Tarot cards come from? Most […]

How to Use a Body Layout on the Chakras

Hello, everyone! Our workshop this past weekend on body layouts was very popular.  For those of you unable to make it, here is a summary of the basics: how to use a body layout on the chakras. Sarva mangalam (Sanskrit, “May all be blessed”), Christopher What are the chakras? The subtle body is believed to […]