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BATS, Gift Catalog’s & More!


Sending good thoughts to Thalassa, and to  BATS, which is happening the weekend of August 17th and 18th in San Jose, CA. This marks the 22nd year for BATS. My personal thanks to everyone that is helping to support this event!

I had a major coup yesterday when iTunes decided to recognize my iPhone! As a result, I have <ahem> a few Tarot apps to play with now! Woo Hoo! Doing the happy dance! Reviews coming up, starting with Karyn Easton’s apps for the Tarot Lovers’ Tarot!

Not strictly Tarot related, but I am co-hosting (along with Brad Tesh and Mary Nale) Sessions, a monthly Blog Talk Radio Show under the auspices of Mary Nale and Attune Magazine. Sessions can be found here. Stay tuned – September’s Sessions will feature a journey lead by Brad Tesh!

I would also like to chat for a moment about Attune Magazine, an e-magazine founded and edited by my good friend Mary Nale. This is a quarterly magazine, which focuses on a theme for each edition. The theme for October is the Wheel of Fortune. Mary accepts articles, poetry, videos, reviews,interviews … on all subjects metaphysical. Please contact her if you have an idea that you would like to explore. You can read more about Attune here. The July 2013 edition of Attune can be found here. Articles and advertising need to reach Mary by September 1st for inclusion in the October edition.

Advertising? Yes, Mary accepts advertising, and it is very cost effective! You can do a simple biz card, a 1/4 page, 1/2 page, or full page ad, or do a video. Overwhelmed by all of that? For a reasonable fee,Mary can help set this  up for you!

Attention everyone who is marketing products for the holidays! Mary is doing a holiday gift catalog, which will be available from October 15th through December 1st. More information can be found here.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

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Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Tarot


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BATS, ATS, & Destined


Let’s start out with BATS, shall we. Now, they might be flying around in your belfry, but they are also congregating in San Jose on August 17th and 18th at the  Doubletree Hotel. This would be the Bay Area Tarot Symposium, not those darling little birds that rest hanging upside down. This year celebrates the 22nd year that this gathering has been held … mind boggling, in today’s world!

Sponsored by Thalassa and the Daughters of Divination, this symposium offers something for everyone! There will be Tarot presentations, workshops, readings, a Tarot Bazaar (participants include the awesome Tarot Garden!), a raffle, a mixer on Saturday night … and the chance to meet in person the wonderful people that you know through the Internet! More information can be found here. 

I would like to see the Tarot community to take the time to support this effort in any way that it can. Many of us, myself included, will not be able to be there this year. The lovely Thalassa has gifted us with a very easy way to help … she has organized an Indiegogo Kickoff campaign! Through this campaign, individuals can donate funds, starting as low as $15. And yes … swag is involved! For more information, go here. 

I send my very best wishes for a stellar turnout for 2013! And yes, I gave to Indiegogo, and intend to do so at least one more time. Tarot is important to me, as I know that it is to you. Please donate whatever you can!

The next mention that I want to make is also very close to my heart. Most of us know about the Association For Tarot Studies (ATS), and the wonderful work that is has been doing under the leadership of Jean-Michel David. I went into complete shock this week when I opened the ATS newsletter, to see that the Association is closing down. Jean-Michel will be keeping the newsletter going, under the title “Tarot Newsletter”. It will not be a monthly newsletter, but it will still be there for us.

The reason for this is something that we can all understand – Jean-Michel’s very demanding personal workload. I look forward to continuing to receive his newsletter, and want to take this opportunity to thank Jean-Michel and the volunteers that kept this organization going for so long. You accomplished some amazing feats, which we all appreciate. Wishing all f you continued success in your personal and professional endeavors. You can read more about this here.

On a lighter note,let’s chat for a moment about a lovely novel entitled “Destined”, by Gail Cleare. I am currently re-reading this book, just because it is a gentle, relaxing story that brings in bits of Tarot, other esoteric topics, a delightful cat, a European love interest, and a colorful multi-cultural community together in a very believable story line. Illustrated with card images from the Payen Tarot of Marseilles, Each of the 22 chapters (the first chapter is entitled Chapter 0)  starts out with a scan of the card (the cards go in sequence), and a short description and meaning. It can be purchased here. The Kindle version can be purchased here.

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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Tarot


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Tarot Tid Bits


This is a trial run … writing a Tarot blog. I write all the time, but my Tarot offerings tend to be in the form of reviews. I have a few things that I would like to share, so I am going to see if doing a weekly Tarot blog works out.

The first item that I want to share is information about upcoming BATS (Bay Area Tarot Symposium). There are not that many Tarot related conferences or symposiums here in the U.S. BATS has been ongoing for 22 years, under the auspices of the Daughters of Divination and Thalassa. This year it is being held at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, CA on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th. Presenters include Pamela Steele (The Steele Wizard Tarot), Lon Milo DuQuette, Major Tom Schick (Major Tom’s Marseille Tarot), Valentina Burton (The Fortuneteller’s Guide To Success), Arisa Victor (Thursday Night Tarot), and Pamela Eakins (Tarot of the Spirit). More information, and how to register, can be found here. Thalassa has gone to a great deal of effort to keep this symposium going over the years. With the downturn in the economy, this has not always been easy. This event offers unique Tarot information, a change to meet and greet with other Tarot professionals, and my personal favorite … vendors booths! Penciling this into your calendar will certainly help support this event, and our Tarot tribe in general.

There is a very interesting Tarot deck that has come to my attention – the Portland Tarot. Conceived by artist Theresa Pridemore, with a LWB written by Jamie Morris, this deck looks to make a strong statement on Portland, and on living life large!

From my friend Mary Nale we have Attune Magazine – an on-line e-zine featuring Tarot,and other metaphysical subjects, articles, artwork, reviews, videos, articles and stories. The theme for October is the Wheel of Fortune. Check out the site for submission guidelines. Mary is also host to Attune Magazine Radio, where a wide range of metaphysical subjects is discussed. Her newest venture is a radio show entitled “Sessions”, co-hosted by Mary, my friend Brad Tesh, and myself. This is going to be offered twice monthly, on Tuesday nights. The first show will be Tuesday, July 16th, where we will be introducing ourselves, the show’s concept, and discussing visualization. Also hosted on Attune Radio is a Thursday mid-day show entitled Personal Empowerment For Your Soul with Maggie Lukowski and Jean Maurie Puhlman.

I also want to head you over to one of themost outstanding Tarot blogs that I have ever seen – Jordan Hoggard’s blog – The Land Of Mystereum – Tarot, voice, and Story. Incredible connections with the cards, complimented by amazing videos!


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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Tarot


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